Fava Bean Egg Stir Fry





Fava Bean Egg Stir Fry

Spring is here and it is a great time to have some tasty fava beans.   This fava bean egg stir fry makes a nice side dish or fabulous breakfast.




2 red hot chilli pepper, optional
2 tablespoon corn starch
2 eggs
1lbs fresh fava beans, in the pod or 12 oz bag of frozen fava beans work as well
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced, to taste
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste



Step 1:    First, shell the beans from the fava pods.
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil, then add salt – the amount depends on how much water you have, but it should be very salty, like seawater.
In a bowl, combine ice and tap water to make ice water; set aside.
Add the shelled beans to the boiling water and let cook for about 3 minutes, then remove from saucepan and immediately plunge into the ice water to halt the cooking.

Let the beans cool, then peel the outer skin from each of them.


Step 2:    Add egg to shelled fava beans.  Add salt, corn starch and black pepper.  Mix well.   Over medium heat in a skillet, melt together the butter and olive oil, then add the garlic , red chilli if using and  sauté for 1 minute. Add the peeled fava beans egg mixture and  sauté for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until they are done to your preference.