Pan Roasted Fava Beans

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Even though my favorite way to eat fava beans is raw, right out of the pod, they can make a tasty snack or side dish when you give them a quick roast in a hot frying pan.  Technically the right way to do these is to par boil the beans, then dry them off and throw them in a hot frying pan.  If you skip this step (and I did) you'll find the outside crisp skin falls off as you eat them.   Either way these are delicious!
Recipe By: Gourmetsleuth
  • Prep10 min |
  • Total15 min |
  • Serves 2

Ingredients

Instructions

The Hard Way:
Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Dump the shelled fava beans in the hot water and just par-boil for about 2 minutes. 

Transfer the parboiled beans to a large bowl filled with ice water.  Drain the beans and  remove the papery skins. 

shelled fava beans

The Lazy Way:
Simply skip the steps above and continue with the recipe.

Heat a heavy frying pan (cast iron or stainless steel works well) over medium-high heat and add about 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil.

Add the fava beans to the hot pan and quickly stir-fry them until the exterior is blistered and brown, just 2-4 minutes or until they are al dente.  They should not be too soft (unless you prefer them that way).

Once cooked drain on paper toweling again and add kosher or sea salt to taste.

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