However, I honestly cannot tell you their name, because I don't know it. I just call them "leather strap beans"*. In the Greater Toronto Area, they are grown in the backyard gardens of many Southern Italians and Greeks. All I have to say is God bless them!
The beans have a velvety texture and are rather wide, at approximately 3/4". As you can see, they and are a pleasant green colour.
Generally, beans are quite amazing for one's health, having incredible nutritional value, fiber, blah, blah, whatever...These ones are eff-ing amazing!
I simply cut off the stem end, wash and then steam them for approximately 5-10 minutes or until they turn bright green. While they are hot, I sprinkle with a little bit of sea salt and a splash of high-grade olive oil.
You can enjoy them hot or cold. Either way, they will practically melt in your mouth...You're welcome!
*By the way, if anyone can let me know the actual name of these wonderful beans, it would be greatly appreciated!