Win a copy of The Tourist Trail this week in the Writing forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Greg Martin

recipes for cooking dried fava beans?

 
Posts: 7031
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
1045
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
For the last few years I've been buying a five pound bag of organic fava beans from our food co op just for planting....this year they are different, greener and less mature looking and don't sprout well at all....so I guess we have to eat them.

any good recipes and advice? The last time I cooked dry ones the skin was still tough and the bean part mush. I hardly ever throw something right into the compost but I did those. Way back, I did shell and steam, I think, some fresh green ones that I grew and we liked them alright.
 
Judith Browning
Posts: 7031
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
1045
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I was excited to find a recipe in my 'The Art of Mexican Cooking' for Sopa De Habas...dried fava bean soup. But in the second paragraph she says "Always buy the peeled yellow fava beans, not the unpeeled chocolate-colored ones, which are better for planting than for cooking"
Until this five pound bag, mine have been the chocolate colored ones and definitely still have the peel on....even though this year they are greenish I think I am still out of luck.....

I could have looked harder for other threads......I found Alder's with a bit more info http://www.permies.com/t/37144/cooking/Dry-Fava-Beans
 
steward
Posts: 4530
Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
1481
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Judith Browning wrote:The last time I cooked dry ones the skin was still tough and the bean part mush.



I cook fava beans with the skins on. That is part of their allure to me: The tough, chewy, tasty skin with the tender mush inside. Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. And something different than any other bean that I eat. I'd get really bored if all my food was just like all the rest of my food.

 
Posts: 947
Location: Graham, Washington [Zone 7b, 47.041 Latitude] 41inches average annual rainfall, cool summer drought
42
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thank you, Joseph.

I'd been searching for a while for clarification that dried fava beans could still be eaten with the skins to no avail.

Just to confirm, you're talking about dried fava beans right? Not shelled fava beans?
 
Joseph Lofthouse
steward
Posts: 4530
Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
1481
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Kyrt Ryder wrote:Just to confirm, you're talking about dried fava beans right? Not shelled fava beans?



Yup. Dried fava beans, just as they come out of my garden.
 
Kyrt Ryder
Posts: 947
Location: Graham, Washington [Zone 7b, 47.041 Latitude] 41inches average annual rainfall, cool summer drought
42
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Very cool, thanks for the information.
 
That's my roommate. He's kinda weird, but he always pays his half of the rent. And he gave me this tiny ad:
Switching from electric heat to a rocket mass heater reduces your carbon footprint as much as parking 7 cars
http://woodheat.net
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!