I recently tried boiled potatoes that had something added that looked like some sort of beans-like vegetables and tasted like green marinated olives. What is this vegetable?

  • Were they actually bean-shaped, i.e. oblong, or were they just round? – Cascabel Feb 3 '18 at 12:52
  • Good point. Somewhat between I'd say. But maybe actually just small and round. – Eugene Feb 3 '18 at 13:36
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    Can you exclude caper berries? – Arsak Feb 3 '18 at 13:46
  • @Marzipanherz actually as it turned out, it was exactly what I was talking about. – Eugene Feb 4 '18 at 0:05

It sounds like you mean capers. They're salty and sour.

They come in a variety of sizes, with the smaller ones pretty round, and the larger perhaps sometimes a bit more oblong.

See Google image search to see if they look right!

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  • Yep. It is exactly that. Thank you very much. – Eugene Feb 4 '18 at 0:03

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