Fava Beans

Recipe courtesy of Gaetano Varbero
Show: My Grandmother's Ravioli Episode: Gaetano Varbero -- Eating Outdoors
TOTAL TIME: 55 min
Prep: 45 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 10 min
YIELD: 4 side servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 pinch chile flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Directions

Shell the fresh fava beans and discard the pods. Heat the oil, garlic powder, chile flakes and some salt and pepper in a pot until the garlic powder turns brown. Add in 3 cups water and bring it to a boil. When the water has been boiling for 2 minutes, add in 1 cup of the fava beans and let them cook for 10 minutes.

To test for doneness, taste one bean. The inside should be very creamy, like a butter bean. If the beans aren't creamy, continue cooking. When all the beans are cooked, strain them in a colander and serve.

Notes

A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.
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