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Monday, July 22, 2013

Fresh Fava Bean Sautée

One of my favorite early summer crops is the fava bean. We eat a lot of canned fava beans in the form of a dip called ful medames, but when it comes to the fresh beans I like to sautée them in olive oil with onions and fresh herbs.

The best way to get your beans out of their pods and ready to be sauteed is to boil them for about 45 minutes in water with a 1/4 of a cup of kosher salt.

While it's not extremely difficult to open the pod and pull the beans out without boiling, it definitely can be a bit time consuming. This process pops the pods open and makes it a lot easier.

Once the beans are ready follow these directions:


• As many fava beans as you feel you need
• Olive oil
• Half an onion chopped
• Oregano
• Salt
• Pepper
• Lemon
• Parsley (optional)

- Sautée the onions in the olive oil. Once they seem toasted and soft add the beans.
- Salt, pepper and sprinkle with oregano.
- Cover and let cook until they seem soft and ready.
- Place in serving dish sprinkle with chopped parsley and squeeze with lemon juice.

Bon Appetite 


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