Hmmmm....the only time I have really heard of fava beans was in a movie and there was a body part served with them and a nice glas of chiante....f.f.f.f.f.f.f.
I decided my family was going to like these little buggers.
We made a FRESH CORN and FAVA BEAN SUCCOTASH
2 pounds fresh Fava Beans
4 ears of corn, already cooked and cut off cobs
one small yellow onion
2 garlic cloves
1T olive oil
4T chopped red pepper
Fresh tarragon and oregano ( if you dont have fresh...come get some out of my garden, or if you MUST, you can use dried...)
*Shell the beans from the pods. Have a large pot full of salty water boiling. Throw those babies in there and boil for 3-4 minutes. take them out and plunge into a bowl of COLD water. Cool the beans then take off the outer, greyish looking shell. (this is the point where my kids were questioning whether they were going to actually eat these or not...pretty interesting looking little fella's.
This was actually a fun, spring dish. We always HAVE to use everything in the basket...this is a fun way to get your kids to try new things...I have a whole blog post I will have to do on that!