Friday, July 14, 2006

Favas

Top, fava pods.
Bottom right, whole fava beans.
Bottom left, peeled fava beans.

If the favas are less than half an inch long, I usually leave them whole, but during the precious time you are peeling them, it is possible to think of nothing else.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous ostwestwind said...

My mother in law grow fava beans for me. Next week I'll harvest them

2:50 AM  
Anonymous lindy said...

Ah, fava beans. I like to peel them; it is very pleasant, if a bit ridiculous at times.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous sher said...

I am almost fanatical about them. They're so easy to grow too. We just had some frozen fava bean soup that I made earlier in the season.

12:49 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady said...

Ostwestwind, I look forward to reading what you do with them.

Lindy, It seems we share a bit of a decortication compulsion. For some recipes the slightly bitter taste of the skins is desireable, if you can get the tinier beans, and they have those cute little hats!

Sher, We tasted some fresh favas right off the plants at Copia last May--They were so good. I can see how they inspire fanaticism.

5:43 PM  

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