Charred Edamame

This is one of the quickest healthiest snacks you can make for a crowd!  It's a great party food because it sits well at room temperature!!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 bag (about frozen edamame (in their pods)
  • 1 tbsp bacon fat (you can substitute olive oil)
  • 1 tbsp za'atar (you can sub in any spice of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp flaked sea salt


  1. Cook frozen edamame in the pods in salted boiling water until tender for 5 minutes; drain (alternately, microwave on high for about 4 minutes)

  2.  Heat 1 tablespoon bacon fat (alternately, you can use olive oil) in a cast iron pan over high heat; add the drained edamame (being careful to keep your distance as the bacon fat may splatter a bit if the beans are moist) and cook, stirring often, to char the outsides. 

  3. Sprinkle in your spices and stir the edamame to coat well; squeeze in some lemon juice and serve.