How to blanch and peel fava beans
A quick set of instructions on how to blanch and peel fava beans.
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Open your fava bean pods by " unzipping" the pods from the tip downwards. The string in the shell will guide you.
Force open the pod with your nails and take out the beans. Collect the beans in a mixing bowl and just rinse them real quick in some water.
Heat up a small pot with water and wait for the water to boil.
Place the beans into the hot cooking water and cook them for about 1 minute. That's called blanching and it will help you to remove the skin.
Take the beans out immediately from the hot water and place them into a bowl prepared with ice cubes and water. That will stop the cooking process.
The shell with come off easily. Just peel each bean until you have done them all.
Collect peeled beans in a bowl and use further in a recipe of your choice.
If your beans are very large, blanch them for 2 minutes at least!
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