I love the buttery texture of this bean. You can do lots with it but I like to simply sauté them in some butter. I am the only person in the family that likes them though :).
Hot tip: Many people don’t know that the young leaves go great in a salad.
Growing Fava beans is relatively easy but you need to give the mature plants some support as they can grow to 6 foot. I use coils of chicken wire but stakes and twine do just as well.
Flowers (and a little helper):
(Photo by Piers Higgs 2016)
Harvesting and Shelling:
Blanching and Storing:
One minute boiling water and three minutes in freezing water.
Please share your bean recipes with us.
I love this plant,