Traditional Fava Bean Recipe

Taken from Viva San Giuseppe: A Guide For St. Joseph Altars published by St. Joseph Guild, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985.

Fava Beans:

  • 1 lb. fava beans
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 toes garlic
  • 3 bay leaves
  • chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook dried fava beans in boiling water until tender, adding more water as needed. Saute seasonings in olive oil till tender, add to beans. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot in soup bowl as consistency is a bit soupy.

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