I think the basis of this probably comes from Marcella Hazan, but I make it so often I don't really remember where the original basis was. I can get young, de-podded fava, so for me, this is quick and easy. However, it's so delicious that I'd be worth shucking all those beans if I couldn't. If you get fava that are young enough (the crease where they attach to the pod hasn't gone brown is usually my rule of thumb) there's no need for the tedious shell removal. The recipe is infinately scaleable. I usually use 3-400 grams (10-15 oz) of de-podded beans, which would equal about 2.5 - 4lbs of favas in the pods. —innoabrd
as much or as little as you like!
grams de-podded, young fava beans
thick slices of pancetta or good dry-cure bacon, cut into 1/4" strips