Can I cook Ignacio Matto’s Grilled Favas on the Stove?

I have some fresh Fava beans and I would love to make them in a way that wouldn’t require shelling or depodding. Ignacio Matteo’s’ grilled fava s recipes looks great but I don’t have a grill. Is it possible to make the recipe on a stove? Or is there a different recipe that would be better?

E_t
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  • April 27, 2022
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702551 April 29, 2022
The hands down best way to enjoy whole fava bean pods is deep fried. This works best for pods that are about the size of a finger.

I've had them done this way coated in a light tempura batter from a local restaurant. While they usually serve these with a garlic aioli, I find myself enjoying them more with a squeeze of lemon wedge and salt.

You can't find fava bean pods this size at a typical grocery store. You have to pick them out yourself at a farmers market stand or grow the fava beans yourself.
 
Valhalla April 29, 2022
When I grill them, I still do not eat the pod. You can certainly cook them on a stove top.
If you have really tender ones and want to eat the whole pod, I recommend slicing/braising.
 
Nancy April 27, 2022
There are recipes for oven-roasted or sautéed whole Fava beans.
Whether you can get away without any shelling of the beans depends on how tender, small or young the pods are.
 
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