By Eduardo − On Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7 years ago in Snack Recipes
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Portuguese Fried Fava Beans Recipe

Portuguese Fried Fava Beans Recipe

Learn how to make fried Portuguese fava beans.
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Ready In2 h
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings4

Ingredients

1 pound of dry fava beansKosher or sea saltPepper flakes (optional)WaterVegetable or grape seed oil
1 pound of dry fava beansKosher or sea saltPepper flakes (optional)WaterVegetable or grape seed oil
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Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Rinse, drain, and pat dry.
  3. 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.
  4. Lightly sprinkle with salt, toss together and repeat the process until all fava beans are fried.  Allow the beans to cool and become crispy!

Recipe & Photo Credit: Elise, cookingwithelise.com

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Frederick Souza
Frederick Souza
You can roast them in a hot skillet, but they will not be crispy. Instead, you will have to soak them in your mouth and sort of eat them like a piece of hard candy. I love them this way. All you do is place the dry bean in the hot skillet and keep moving them with a fork until the skins are quite dark...for me, the more toasted, the better!
1 month ago, Friday, December 2, 2022
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Olivia Gray
Olivia Gray
Mother used to make these.. Love them. Can you tell me when to add pepper flakes? That’s a must for me! Thank you so much for posting these wonderful recipes!
1 year ago, Sunday, January 30, 2022
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Eduardo
Hi Olivia, you’re welcome. My guess would be to sprinkle the pepper flakes right after you take them off the saucepan so it can stick to the favas, before you add the salt.
1 year ago, Sunday, January 30, 2022
Belinda
Belinda
I wonder if these could be baked like chick peas are made as a snack. I cannot use oils.
1 year ago, Sunday, September 19, 2021
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Eduardo
Hi Belinda, you cal also roast them as well.
1 year ago, Sunday, September 19, 2021
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