Use these whole organic fava beans from Hodmedod’s to make the delicious Egyptian breakfast dish, ful medames. The whole beans have their outer shells, which you can either remove after cooking or leave for a nuttier flavour and added texture. These beans are perfect for homemade baked beans, salads, stews and curries.
How to cook whole dried fava beans
Soak overnight, drain and rinse. Place in a pan with plenty of water, bring to boil, cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes until tender. Refreshing the water during cooking will remove some of the natural tannins from the bean skins and give a more subtle flavour.
Hodmedod is a British company that supplies UK-grown beans, pulses and grains. They have built a reputation for sourcing fantastic quality ingredients, not usually produced in the UK – such as quinoa, fava beans, lentils and unusual varieties of peas. Hodmedod won the Best Producer in 2017 BBC Food & farming Awards.
Ingredients: Fava beans (broad beans)
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