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Dried mogette beans 500g

Dried mogette beans 500g


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Mogette is the local Vendée name for coco haricot beans. They are somewhere between a butter bean and a haricot, with a buttery texture and full, rich flavour. Guy’s team grew these on our farm in the French Vendée, where the locals proudly proclaim them to be better than any other bean. They taste great in French-style casserole dishes. Guy always has a bean stew packed with these bubbling away in his bus when he visits the farm.

See Guy's French bus bean stew here.


Soak for 8 hours or overnight in a large bowl with twice the volume of water, or if you don’t have as much time, hot soak them. Put the beans in a large saucepan with twice the volume of water and bring to the boil. Boil for 2 mins, remove from the heat and leave to soak in the pan for 1 hour.

Drain and rinse well in cold water.

Boil rapidly in plenty of water for 10 mins, then simmer for 1½-2 hours, on their own or in your choice of recipe.

For a richer flavour try adding a bulb of garlic cut in half across the cloves, rosemary or thyme, black peppercorns, a bay leaf, a few sticks of celery, onions or shallots... You can also add stock bones or boil them in chicken stock. Avoid overcooking as coco haricot beans have a habit of disintegrating (an advantage if making as a hearty stew). After cooking, you can keep any excess water to make into a tasty stock.


9 months in dark dry conditions.