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broken broad beans - dry crushed favas

As part of my quest to learn to love Fava beans, I brought home some "broken broad beans". They are dry fava beans that have been lightly crushed, so that they are broken into pieces about the size of a fingernail. There are no skins on the beans, so they look easy to prepare.

What type of recipes would this work well in?
How do I cook them stove top?
How do I cook them pressure cooker?
Do I still soak them before cooking, and if so, how does that change the cooking time?

Most importantly do you have any personal favourite recipes for this ingredient?

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asked over 2 years ago

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trampledbygeese

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added over 2 years ago

I washed and soaked some broken broad beans for an hour, then cooked in the pressure cooker for 4 minutes on high, slow release. It's about perfect, with the smaller bits being mush and the larger bits a nice, cooked texture. I used too much water, 1 cup dry broken beans to 3 cups water. It's too difficult to strain off the excess water without loosing a good amount of bean mush. Next time, I think I'll dry a 1:2 bean to water ratio.

Still looking for recipe ideas for these broken beans. I can't seem to find a phrase that google knows what I want to search for. Anyone out there have any recipes suggestions?

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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

Spoiler alert..I have not made this, but it looks so good. Is this the right product? Scroll down and you'll find a Moroccan Bean dip that is similar, but lots more olive oil. Yum!!
http://www.sbs.com.au/food...

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trampledbygeese

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added over 2 years ago

Those look just like the beans I have. Thanks for the link. Delicious looking recipe.

Of course, now I've fallen in love with the charcoal cooking stands for the tagine they show at the end of the video.

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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

Wouldn't it be awesome to have one of those? The Moroccan dip looked good too. I just stumbled on the site, but I may investigate.

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added over 2 years ago

Mix with chickpeas and make falafel.

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trampledbygeese

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added over 2 years ago

Two more recipes I found that look yummy
http://hodmedods.co.uk...

And keeping with the delicious falafel idea
http://hodmedods.co.uk...

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