While delicious, fava beans can be difficult to prepare making most people shy away from using them in recipes. This simple step-by-step guide will help you crack the fava bean puzzle!
- Remove the beans from the pod by pulling the string that runs along the seam of the pod, then pulling open pod with fingers.
- Blanch the fava beans: boil salted water, drop fava beans in for 30 seconds, remove and place immediately in ice water.
- After blanched, remove skin from each of the individual beans by peeling off with your fingers.
- Your prepped fava beans are now ready for use in your favorite recipe!