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Patani (Lima Beans) On Toast - Bahay Kubo Cooking Series
Patani (Lima Beans) On Toast – Bahay Kubo Cooking Series
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Soaking Time
1 d
Total Time
1 d 35 mins

Patani or Lima Bean is simmered in garlic, ginger, pepper corns and bayleaf.  Then mixed with fresh tomatoes and olive oil.  It’s all spooned over some crusty toasted bread.  Heaven.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Lima Beans, Patani, Toast
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Rezel Kealoha
  • 1 Cup Dried Patani
  • Water
  • 1 Inch Ginger Sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Smashed
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper Corn
  • 1 Bayleaf
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Tomato Sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Chives
  • Salt and Pepper To Season
  • 1 Loaf Sourdough Bread
  • 1 Tablespoon Malunggay Powder
Soak The Patani Overnight
  1. To do this take a cup of dried patani and pour water over the beans. At least 1 inch over the beans. Leave it out overnight to soak.
Simmer the Beans
  1. The next day, you drain out the beans and simmer them with water along with the aromatics. Add in the ginger, garlic, pepper corn and bayleaf. Season it with salt and pepper and leave on a low simmer for 30 minutes until the beans are nice and soft. Now turn off the heat and leave to cool in the bean broth.
Seasoning the Beans
  1. Now that the beans have cooled down strain the broth, but keep it. One cup of beans makes A LOT! So save it as you can mix the beans back in to make a soup later on if you want.
  2. Put the Patani in a bowl with the tomatoes and chives. Now put in a hefty drizzle of olive oil. Because this dish is so simple it’s so important to use the good stuff. Season it with salt and pepper to your taste. I like it on the salty side. Mix it well and leave to sit for a few minutes.
Toast The Bread
  1. This goes with really good freshly baked crusty bread. If you are still on your sourdough bread journey this it’s the perfect vehicle for these beans. Slice the loaf into thick-ish peices. Drizzle the bread with some olive oil and then toast either on a stove top (better option) or just in a toaster (easier!!)

How To Serve Patani On Toast
  1. Serving it is as simple as spooning it over freshly toasted bread. As a finishing touch I like to sprinkle over some salted malunggay powder. To make that you can use either dried malunggay leaves or powder (it’s sold as Moringa Powder) and mix it with salt.