dried fava bean recipes
October 18, 2020 7:38 PM   Subscribe

I have impulse-purchased some dried fava beans from Bob's Red Mill and I'm looking for good recipes to make later this week. After Googling I'm feeling drawn to this recipe for Bessara but I'm interested in any other recommendations! I've only ever made fava beans fresh before.
posted by skycrashesdown to Food & Drink (5 answers total)
Ful medames? Plenty of recipes out there; it's a tasty dish with an interesting and murky history.
posted by SaltySalticid at 9:01 PM on October 18, 2020 [3 favorites]

Dried fava beans are often used in felafel recipes
posted by Zaire at 9:57 PM on October 18, 2020

We're all thinking it, so I'm just going to go ahead and say it: with liver and a nice Chianti?
posted by kate4914 at 10:21 PM on October 18, 2020 [3 favorites]

Are these beans already peeled and split? If so, go for the bessara as it is super tasty and it's easy to make. If they are not peeled, check out ful medames recipes? Peeling (cooked) dried fava beans is a pain, something I learned the hard way.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 10:23 PM on October 18, 2020

The Mexican version is sopa de habas, fava bean soup, which usually has garlic and tomato and sometimes other things. Most of the flavor comes from the beans themselves, which make their own thick and rich broth.
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:05 AM on October 19, 2020

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