Azorean Dried Fava Beans
These are wonderful, salty and crunchy. They can be found at your local Portuguese market, but make your own, they are very easy to make. You won't be sorry you tried this tasty snack. What a great way to get our veggies.
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- 1 bag dried fava beans
- water to generously cover beans
- 2/3 of a cup of vegetable oil or olive oil
- lightly sprinkle with salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper or your favorite seasoning.
You will need enough water to cover the beans by more than a half inch.
If some have not done so, go ahead and pull them apart yourself.
Now rinse them and lay them on a kitchen towel to dry.
Add 1/2 cup of the halved beans at a time to the oil.
When fava beans begin to brown, remove them with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels to catch the excess oil.
Do this with the remaining fava beans.