Monday, May 20, 2013

Dried Fava Bean Snack

Dried Fava Beans

Salty, crunchy and tasty! Go figure we eat beans as a snack too. You can find these at your local Portuguese market, but they are also easy to make. So give it a try. Here's how you make them.
  • In a large bowl soak 1 bag of dried fava beans over night in water. Enough water to cover the beans by more than half inch. 
  • The next morning you can see that the beans have split apart. If some have not done so, go ahead and pull them apart yourself. 
  • Now rinse them and lay them on a kitchen towel to dry. 

  • Heat 2/3 of a cup of vegetable oil or olive oil in a large pan.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the halved beans at a time to the oil. 
  • When favas begin to brown, remove with slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels to catch the excess oil.
  • Repeat with 1/2 cup.
  • When all the fava beans have been cooked, lightly sprinkle with salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper or your fav seasoning. 
  • They will become crispy when you let them cool off. ENJOY!

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