About 4 years ago I was looking for a healthier alternative to my salty snack addiction. (Farewell, potato chips! *Sigh*!)
I came across a recipe for roasting Edamame that piqued my curiosity. Edamame are young, green soybeans that are picked early so they're soft and edible right from the pod!
For me, roasted Edamame became the perfect salty snack! They're crunchy on the outside and nutty, slightly softer on the inside. Over the years I've perfected my personal favourite recipe for the flavours I like but you can play around with a mix of your own. Most flavours that go good on chips go great on Edamame! And if you are more of a plain jane then just salt tastes great too.
Preheat Oven to 400 F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- 1/2 Bag Frozen Edamame: rinse under cold water in a strainer just until thawed, let dry a bit or pat dry with a towel
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 Tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 Tsp Chili Flakes
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Parmesan cheese to taste
Mix everything (except the parmesan) in a bowl and spread out evenly on parchment paper. Bake at 400 for 20-25 mins, stirring once halfway through the baking time.
In the last 2 minutes of baking sprinkle a bit of parmesan cheese over the Edamame (don't put it on earlier or it will burn.)