Source: Simple Food by Alice Waters

Serves 4
  • 2 lbs fava beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 2 small green onions, trimmed and sliced crosswise
  • 1 small green garlic, trimmed and sliced crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or butter
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley or chervil
  • Salt and freshly ground back pepper to taste

Shell fava beans. Cook beans in boiling water for 1 minute and then cool in ice water. Drain and pop beans out of their skins.

In a heavy saucepan heat oil or butter over medium heat. Add green onions and cook for 4 minutes. Add fava beans, green garlic and a pinch of salt.

Pour in enough water to come ¼ inch up the pan. Bring to a boil them reduce to simmer for 4 -6 minutes (until fava beans are tender).

Add 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or butter and parsley or chervil. Season with salt and pepper and serve.