Shelling beans are the halfway point between the sort of fresh beans we usually call green beans and the dried beans we use in soups and the like. The outside is tough and not good to eat, it’s the inside is you are after. Any recipe for fresh shelling beans or that you would usually use dried beans for will work great with these beans. Fresh shelling beans will not need to be soaked like a dried bean and only need to be cooked for about 15-40 minutes, as opposed to an hour for dried beans. Here are some recipes that would work well with shelling beans.