Portuguese Fried Fava Beans Recipe
Posted in: Snacks
Oct 15, 2015
3 out of 5 with 33 ratings
1 pound of dry fava beansKosher or sea saltPepper flakes (optional)WaterVegetable or grape seed oil
- In a large bowl, soak dried fava beans in slightly salted water for 8 hours or overnight. As the beans soak they will split apart. Split the beans that have not done so by gently pulling them apart.
- Rinse, drain, and pat dry.
- Heat vegetable or grapeseed oil in a small saucepan until lightly smoking. Carefully add handfuls of the halved beans to the oil. When lightly browned and bubbles are slow and steady, remove with slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels to catch the excess oil.
- Lightly sprinkle with salt, toss together and repeat the process until all fava beans are fried. Allow the beans to cool and become crispy!