Braised Whole Favas

Braised Whole Favas

Small and super early in the season fava beans can be eaten whole and/or do not require a second peeling. 

 

PREP 5 MIN
READY IN 20 MIN
SERVES 4 MIN
FEATURING

Ingredients

1/3 cup olive oil

1-1/2 pounds fava bean pods, ends trimmed and strings removed

2 garlic cloves, smashed with skin still on (resists burning)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Red chili flakes to taste

Lemon juice to taste

¼ cup water for braising

 

 

Preparation

Put oil and garlic clove in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add favas, salt, pepper and chili flakes, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a simmer. Cover the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes. Squeeze some lemon juice and serve at once.