Fava Beans with Crème Fraîche and Mint
Fava Beans with Crème Fraîche and Mint
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    Every spring when the first crates of fava beans are delivered to the kitchen at Piperade, I can almost hear the collective groan from my kitchen staff all the way from my home twelve miles away. I like favas and use them as often as I can when they are in season, but I have to admit they are labor-intensive, requiring both shelling and peeling. However, from my perspective—and judging from the number of orders we get from our guests—they are worth the work. At home, I hand them to my sons to shell while they watch a baseball game on TV, or I enlist guests before dinner. This recipe is simplicity itself and allows the sweet, nutty flavor of the favas to shine. Try to find small beans; older, larger favas are too starchy to use here.

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds fava beans in the pod
    • 1/2 cup crème fraîche
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/3 cup mint leaf chiffonade
    • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1016 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 22 g 34.29%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 44.43%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 40 mg 13.33%
    • Sodium: 45 mg 1.87%
    • Calcium: 376 mg 37.61%
    • Potassium: 2776 mg 79.31%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 18 mg 99.01%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 151 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 64 g 254.63%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 63 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 20.43%
    • Vitamin C 25.78%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch9
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total14 oz-eq

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