This lovely mound of beans was my third harvest from my plants, and honestly by this point the prep required to actually get the beans to the table had me daunted. The process goes like this, you shell the beans from the pod (not easy), the shelled beans have a tough outer skin that needs to be removed, so you parboil the shelled beans for 2-3 minutes, drain, ice and then remove the outer skin from each and every bean (not easy). So before this 3rd harvest I got some advice……
Take the bean pod and rip it in half
Then just squeeze the pod and the beans will pop right out
Yes my thumbnail is dirty, shucking Fava’s is HARD WORK! and yes that is a dog hair jauntily sticking out from my index finger, but unfortunately you cannot eat in this house without dog hair, it is a condiment.