How to Cook Fava Beans

11 Apr

Step 1. Shell the beans. The leftover shells will be a hearty addition to your compost.

Fava Shells

Step 2. Bring a pot of water to boil, drop the fava beans in the water and boil for 1 minute. Strain the beans and rinse with cold water. With your fingernail or a knife, slit the beans and take off the skin. You will be left with a pile of fava skins.

Fava Skins

Favas are a brilliant green before you cook them.

Shelled and Peeled Fava Beans

Step 3. Cook the beans. You can fry them to make Habas, or saute them and mix with feta cheese.

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