Faves A La Menta(Fava Beans With Mint)

Copyright 2002, Eric Ripert, All Rights Reserved
Episode: Andorra with Eric Ripert
TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
YIELD: 4 servings
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ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 spring onion, minced
  • 4 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch thickness
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups shucked fava beans
  • 10 mint leaves, torn
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      Directions

      Place the olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onions and bacon and cook until limp. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of water and return to a boil. Continue cooking until the liquid is reduced by half.
      Add the remaining water and the fava beans and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the fava beans are tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the mint leaves and cook for 1 minute. Serve hot or at room temperature.
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