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« on: November 03, 2014 04:46:18 PM »

I love a crunchy, savoury snack with a drink. In fact, I am a monster who gobbles them all. To prevent over-gobbling and dying from salt overindulgence, I decided to stick to healthier options.

Broad beans (fava beans to those of a more American persuasion) make great snacks. They are easy to cook and very tasty. You could make them from dried beans (there are recipes online) but I have a bounty of fresh beans since it's springtime.


First, pod the beans. The half tomato is not required  Cheesy - breakfast leftover/morning snack Smiley


Then, boil a little water and pop the beans in.


They just need 2 minutes to loosen the skin.


Next, pop them in a colander and drain. Run the cold tap over them.


Give 'em a swim in some cold water. Then put them back in the colander and shake so the skins are loosened and wrinkled.


Pop the outside leathery skin off. It comes off very easily.



Dry the halves on paper towel so they go crispy in the oven. 10 mins or so sitting there and they are dry.


Mix them in a flavoursome concoction of your choice. I like olive oil, garlic, black pepper, chilli and Chinese five spice. A Cajun blend would be nice, too.


Pop them in the oven on a flat sheet until they're crunchy. Mine take about 25 minutes at 200oC. Just keep them in until they look munchy and they're done. Soft inside and crispy outside. Yum!
They will still be green - unlike when made from dried beans.

 
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014 07:27:17 PM »

What a great tutorial, thank you!
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014 07:53:14 PM »

Yummm! Thanks for sharing this. I haven't cooked with fava beans before but now I want to try it!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014 10:59:22 PM »

Do! They're so good for you and are really yummy when crunched up. Apparently dried ones also work well and then you don't even have to pod them.
Tasty!
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014 11:25:42 PM »

"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti" - Hannibal Lecter

sorry.  I just had to.  Cheesy

now I want me some spicy fava beans!  I've never had them before (heck, I've never even seen them), but now I need to go find some!  thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014 11:32:52 AM »

that's a great shout, I found them too bitter in the past but this might be a way to sneak them in
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015 04:55:14 AM »

They look scrumptious! You have used oil for yours...is that a requirement to get the flavor to stick on or maybe to ensure a crispy bean? Gotta try these! So many flavor possibilities!
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2015 05:50:40 PM »

Looks delicious!
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2015 08:59:27 PM »

Blupaisan, I didn't use much oil, but it does help them crunch a little. A quick spray would be enough I think.
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