Quick soak dried fava beans?

I am making fava beans using dried beans. With all beans I do the quick soak method - bring to a boil for several minutes, take off burner and let sit for one hour before cooking. Can I do the same with fava beans? Thanks in advance!

  • Posted by: SKK
  • February 7, 2013
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6 Comments

Daria F. February 9, 2013
Yep! I tried it and works just fine. Another method I used is cooking in the m in the Dutch oven. Cover beans with 1 inche of water and a pinch of salt and cook in 325 F with the lid on for about 75 min. If they are not done in time, add more water a cook a little longer.
 
Daria F. February 9, 2013
Yep! I tried it and works just fine. Another method I used is cooking in the m in the Dutch oven. Cover beans with 1 inche of water and a pinch of salt and cook in 325 F with the lid on for about 75 min. If they are not done in time, add more water a cook a little longer.
 
Athena103181 February 8, 2013
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susan G. February 7, 2013
http://www.hippressurecooking.com/2012/08/bessara-pressure-cooked-moroccan-fava.html -- another use. (I've had some dried favas for a long time. Must be my turn to use them!)
 
SKK February 7, 2013
Thanks, Susan! I don't have a pressure cooker. First time I have ever worked with fava beans. I did the quick soak method and peeled them before cooking as one website recommended. Well they have a wonderful flavor and are mushy. I wanted them for a salad, now they will be a soup.
 
susan G. February 7, 2013
Check www.hippressurecooking.com -- if you have a pressure cooker. I was amazed at what she can do, and she covers both favas and quick soak techniques.
 
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