fava beans

very expensive...

if you start with 10 pounds of just picked fava beans at $2.50 per pound, spend an hour, shelling, blanching and peeling, and actually evaluate what you have left over in the end, you just paid a whopping $16 per pound for beans (labor not included). sheesh… (10# beans=1# 9 oz. prepped beans for service, and 8# 7 oz. compost fodder) makes me love ’em that much more!

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Published in: on April 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Wow, that really puts a crop in perspective from a chef’s standpoint! How did you feature them on your menu?

  2. I don’t know much about fava beans… They sure look a lot like lima beans in that photo. I like lima beans… How do they compare?

    • they stay very bright green when cooked properly, have a slight, yet pleasant bitterness, and taste “asparagussy”.


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