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- noun See
favus, n., 2.
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J said ... hi michele, i've been having a bit of a fava moment myself and this fits the bill deliciously. strangely, my favourite part about favas is popping them out of their skins!
The only thing that I do with dried beans, especially favas, is be very careful to remove any discoloured beans and any beans that float when put in water.
Grilled Fresh Fava Beans Chefs around the country are grilling fresh favas—some as simply as just piling the beans, still in pods, on the grill and serving them with salt.
Whatever size favas you use, the best bet is to parboil the beans, peel them, then finish cooking until beans are tender.
David Myers brushes his with his all-purpose grill baste of olive oil, sake and salt, so eaters' fingers will carry the flavor onto the favas.
Chefs around the country are grilling fresh favas.
If there is anything unsatisfying about favas, it is this -- the beans have a tough outer carapace that needs to be peeled before eating.
Small favas, which the Egyptians call ful hammam, or bath beans, are not only quicker to cook, they're easier to peel.
Available in Middle Eastern markets and many natural food stores, dried favas come in small, medium and large, but the Egyptians wisely use only the small tender ones for making ful.
That said, peeling a pound of favas with your beloved is a worthy endeavor.