Peeling the beans was the most labor intensive part. Based on my research, after separating the beans from the pods, blanch them in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and allow to cool slightly. Remove the tough outer covering to release the more tender beans inside. Then return them to the pot and boil for about 5 more minutes or until the beans are tender.
|separating the beans from the pods|
|fava beans, shown above, prior to cooking|
|a simple appetizer ~ sauteed fava beans|