Bring a pan of water to boil. Add the edaname and return the water to the boil. Remove from the heat, drain and rinse with cold water. Serve in their pods as a snack or peel and set aside for the recipe below.
Note: The Japanese serve edaname as a snack in much the same way as we would lay out a bowl of peanuts. They are a good source of vegetable protein and an excellent food for vegetarians.
Makes 8 servings (serve = snack size)