Preparing them is simple... just throw the pods in boiling, salted water for 5 minutes & then into ice water to cool them down. You can eat edamame hot or cold. To eat edamame which is still in the pod, bring the pod to your lips, then squeeze or bite the beans will pop into your mouth... discard the pod & grab another. Today I will harvest more & hull them prior to freezing/vacuum packing. Hulled edamame is great for adding to green salads, making edamame salads, or adding to rice dishes. We now have 10 - 8 ounce bags in the freezer.