Crispy (sorta) Edamame

I get together with a group of ladies most Friday nights and like to make something fun for them, because I just like to make something fun to eat.

I found this recipe on  Join us, pull up a chair and Heather had lots of great sounding recipes that sounded so good.

Recipes that would fit perfectly for an NPA get together or one of my Tapas Nights or gee, just ones I wanted to try.

I decided to try  Crispy Edamame  because I’m trying to eat a little cleaner, and I love Edamames and since I had some in the freezer, well, it was a natural choice.

I actually made this over a week ago, but it took me til now to tell you about it, cause I just got caught up in life.
Crispy Edamame

12 oz bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, I used the powdered stuff in the jar.  I actually added more freshly grated cheese after spreading the peas out on the baking sheet, but it didn’t coat as well.
salt & fresh ground pepper
Opt. Sliced garlic

Preheat oven to 400 deg.   Take Edamame out of freezer and either rinse it to thaw it or let thaw in a colander.

Once the Edamame is thawed, lay them on a paper towel to dry and remove the excess moisture. Once dry, place in a gallon sized Ziploc bag, add in the tablespoon of olive oil.  Shake to coat.
Then add the 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, shake it again.

On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, pour the coated Edamame. Spread out in a single layer.


Sprinkle with a little more Parmesan Cheese. Bake for 15 minutes.
Add the thinly sliced clove of garlic at this point, stir and bake for another 5 minutes.*
Allow to cool slightly before enjoying.


You can see the little bits of garlic on here.   And don’t put the garlic in until the last few minutes of baking, otherwise it will get bitter.  As it was there was a slight hint of garlic, nothing over powering.

*I found that I needed to bake them longer. And the next time, I will do the initial bake for about 20 minutes, then add the thinly sliced garlic and bake for an extra 10 minutes or so.  These weren’t crispy, but were tasty.

These were so good scooped up in a Lentil chip and eaten out of hand.   Someone else had brought the Lentil chips, so we tried them together, and I would do that again.   And best of all, this is a healthy recipe.


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