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Roman Style Fava Beans

Roman Style Fava Beans
Fresh fava beans are a fleeting spring treat.
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Ingredients
  1. Pancetta, one half-inch thick slice, cut into thin strips
  2. 3 pounds unshelled young fresh fava beans
  3. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  4. 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  5. 1/3 cup water
  6. Black pepper, freshly ground
  7. Salt
Instructions
  1. Shell the beans, rinse them in cold water, then skin them. (The easiest way is to blanch them in boiling water for a minute, then slit the skin with a knife, and squeeze gently to slip the bean out.) Sautee the onion in oil until it becomes translucent, then add the pancetta and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Stir in beans and pepper. Add water and simmer, covered, on low heat for 8 to 10 minutes until the beans are tender. Add extra tablespoons of water if necessary. When the beans are tender, add salt, and cook for a few more minutes uncovered until the last of the water has evaporated.
Adapted from Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
Adapted from Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
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