Must I peel dried fava beans, after they soaked in water? Should I cook them before peeling? Can I skip peeling them altogether?

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nancy essig
nancy essig January 24, 2015

You can get pre peeled favas dried. I would peel them after soaking because that is how I learned, some think you should not peel favas ever. Do what works for you.

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Jan Weber
Jan Weber January 28, 2015

Sometimes skins of dried favas will start to shed upon rehydrating. Once dried the skins will become tough, therefore most people remove them altogether. However, it is common to cook and eat fresh favas unpeeled.

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Shuna Lydon
Shuna Lydon January 28, 2015

Yes, you may skip peeling favas, especially dried ones. I, for one, think peeling fava beans is unnecessary and very time consuming.

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Threemoons
Threemoons January 7, 2018

Old topic, but thanks for the confirmation--I accidentally bought unpeeled dried favas and I don't want them to go to waste, but I am NOT peeling them either.

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