I first had edamame believe it or not in St. George after China, before Taiwan with some friends I met in China. Ever since then I have been in love with it. In Taiwan my room mates and I would go to this neat restaurant where instead of benches they had swings. We would get fruit tea and edamame and swing, it is one of my best memories from Taiwan. Thus my love for edamame grew even more, and since I'm doing green foods in March I'll show you just how easy it is to have it at home.
This bag was $1.67 at wal mart.
This is how I eat them, technically you can eat them cold if you want, I like them warm. I boil them until they are warm (a few minutes), strain, salt, eat. Sometimes I saute them in garlic, or a teriyaki sauce. They are pretty versatile but just as delicious with just salt.
To eat them put the pod in your mouth and force out the beans with your teeth and discard the pod.
A healthy tasty snack!