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Fava bean recipe
« on: March 22, 2020, 05:15:30 PM »
I've been going through our dried bean vault and have a quart of large fava beans. I've never made anything with them that doesn't remind me of eating a leather belt and I can't find any decent ideas here or on an internet search. My plan is to pressure cook the daylights out of them and go from there. Maybe I should try sprouting them first, dry and grind...

Anybody made something with dried fava beans that is edible?

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 06:02:03 PM »
Hummus

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 08:40:56 PM »
Anthony Hopkins ruined fava beans...

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 03:06:59 AM »
you can make a salad with them, like we do over here in Greece..something like humus I guessed.
cook till, soft, mash, add REAL olive oil and sliced/diced onions.

But you got to have some kind of raki or red wine to go with them.

want me find a good local recipe?

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 03:27:39 AM »
you can make a salad with them, like we do over here in Greece..something like humus I guessed.
cook till, soft, mash, add REAL olive oil and sliced/diced onions.

But you got to have some kind of raki or red wine to go with them.

want me find a good local recipe?

I'd be interested in that Greekman. I can sometimes get Fava beans at local Middle Eastern grocery store.

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 04:38:07 AM »

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 05:24:17 AM »
Ah ha, Greekman what you know as Fava beans I know as yellow split peas. These are easily available in most grocery stores and yes they are quite good. Here is the bean I though you were referring to. Fresh and dried and skinned. Thanks for the recipes, I will try some.



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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2020, 07:09:08 AM »
just a sec....
what you call fava is this, isn't it? (pissum sativum)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_pea

our fava comes from this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lathyrus_clymenum

regardless, if you are not objectionable to such grainy, amylum texture like all beans and peas, you should try it...

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2020, 08:09:56 AM »
just a sec....
what you call fava is this, isn't it? (pissum sativum)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_pea

our fava comes from this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lathyrus_clymenum

regardless, if you are not objectionable to such grainy, amylum texture like all beans and peas, you should try it...

I see the confusion I think. Your Lathyrus Clymenum resembles our pisum sativum.

The bean I know as fava is vicia faba. In the link see 5.7 for Greece and I think you will see the confusion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicia_faba

BTW I love yellow split peas. Often I'll cook them, put in food processor to grind some, add onion, a little cayenne pepper, form into patties and fry. I have something over a Kilo of them in the panty.

"Greece

The Greek word fáva (φάβα) does not refer to broad beans, but to the yellow split pea and also to another legume, known as Lathyrus sativus. Broad beans are known instead as koukiá (Greek: κουκιά), and are eaten in a stew combined with artichokes, while they are still fresh in their pods. Dried broad beans are eaten boiled, sometimes combined with garlic sauce (skordalia). In Crete, fresh broad beans are shelled and eaten as a companion to tsikoudia, the local alcoholic drink. Favism is quite common in Greece because of malaria endemicity in previous centuries, and people afflicted by it do not eat broad beans."

And now I've given myself a headache figuring this out.  :rofl: I will try the recipes you posted.
 

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2020, 08:21:59 AM »

want me find a good local recipe?
Yes! I've been reading that the Fava is very nutritious. I do like the idea of a salad with onions, garlic, oil etc.

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2020, 12:01:58 PM »
Redman,
I see...but in the end all of them will give a similar recipe

Carver, see above.
We do not have any in the family cookbook. With local i meant greek


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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2020, 12:19:34 PM »
Redman,
I see...but in the end all of them will give a similar recipe


Yes.

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2020, 05:57:12 PM »
Hummus

 You can make hommus with fava beans ? I guess so, I see that listed on the web. That's a new one for me.

Fava seems like one of the easiest things to grow other than they take up a fair amount of space and rabbits / woodchucks seem to eat them

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2020, 01:19:03 PM »
I finished my Fava bean salad based upon a hummus recipe. Cooked and mashed + salt, cayenne, oilive oil, lemon juice, chopped celery, garlic & onion. These were dried Fava beans, not fresh. How did it turn out? *****

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Re: Fava bean recipe
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2020, 10:14:03 AM »
My second batch of hummus today with some variations. I husked the fava beans and added equal amount of garbanzos. After those were cooked to a smooth consistency and still hot I added some of the ghee I had made. When it cools I will add garlic, onion, oil, lemon juice, salt & cayenne.