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.