How to Hot Flash (Quick Soak) Beans
How to Hot Flash (Quick Soak) Beans
Whether you're making hoppin' johns, red beans and rice, black-eyed peas, or any other dish that requires perfectly cooked beans, this quick and easy technique is sure to impress. AB shares his expert tips for blanching and partially cooking fresh or dried beans, while also preserving their texture and flavor.


  • Remove any rocks and broken beans.
  • Rinse the beans.
  • Put enough water in a pot to cover the beans (but don't put in the beans yet) and bring the water to a boil.
  • Once boiling turn off the pot and pour in your beans.
  • Cover and let sit in the boiling water for 60-90 minutes.  Depending on how many beans you have.
  • You should see them get larger and softer/pliable.
  • Ready to use!

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