Friday, June 14, 2013

Fava Beans

I've never had fava beans or at least I can't recall ever having them.  So when I was at the farmers market I bought some just to see what the big deal about them was.

It takes a bit of work to get the beans out since once you take them out of the pods you need to blanch them to remove their individual shells and so a quart turns into a small cupful.

I sauteed them up and tossed them with some pasta.  It turns out they are quite delicious.  Although considering the yield I probably won't grow them anytime soon but just enjoy them when available at the market.

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