We have beans often because we both love all kinds of beans. We mostly use dry beans – black beans, pinto beans, lima beans, great northern beans, split peas, garbanza beans, black eyed peas . . yep, we love beans. Last week we were in a Wal-Mart in one of the neighboring counties and found these:
Best I can determine, they’re called “broad beans” and I think they’re really dried fava beans. Vince and I searched for recipes and came up with a few. For whatever recipe, soaking the beans was the first step.
I made a bean soup with potatoes and carrots and it was yummy! But this dish was really delicious!
It has pancetta, fresh basil (from the second batch I have growing in my little indoor garden), cream, Roma tomatoes and the beans. I think we’ll be having this dish again . . soon!