Saturday, July 14, 2007

Fava Beans

For Jay: food.

I wish the other three people on the planet who like these things would write to me so we can start a support group. I buy a big bagful from Mr Lee on Atlantic Avenue, shell them into a pan, add some water, a bunch of mint, and some dill if I have it, squeeze a lime over and clap a lid on. Bring them to the boil, lower the heat and simmer till tender. Then I add salt and pepper. And a slosh of olive oil. I take the beans out, and reduce the liquid that is left until is quite creamy, then pour over. My idea of green heaven. And I LIKE the skins. When I was little, and my mother grew rows of them in Bloemfontein, I would eat them with my fingers at table and pop them out of their skins into my mouth, then eat the skins separately. I was not a well child.



1 comment:

  1. Absolute YUM - although I've never had them cooked with mint & dill. I'm really used to them basically in a butter sauce. I'll have to give it a try!

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