Sometimes, with certain ingredients, less is more. When it comes to corona beans, however, chefs find that more is more. That’s because coronas are the giants of the broad-bean world, and their over-the-top appeal has boosted their popularity on menus. Like a northern bean on steroids, corona beans are big enough to cover the palm of a child’s hand. One bean is a mouthful.
Still, the ivory-colored beans have an elegant lightness that belies their size.