Fava Beans With Pancetta

Recipe by Nanashi
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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak the fava beans overnight in water.
  • Put beans in a pot with fresh water, with the cloves of garlic, bay leaves, and salt to taste, and bring to a boil.
  • When beans are at a full boil, reduce the heat, partially cover, and allow to simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours. You will know they are done with they are smooth and tender to the bite. This will take a while, so now would be a good time to start making your main dish.
  • When the beans are done, transfer them to a platter to allow them to cool and dry.
  • Heat the oil in a fry pan until it is smoking hot, and add the Pancetta (italian bacon) and the sage leaves.
  • While the Pancetta is cooking, dredge the beans in the flour, they should be relatively well-coated.
  • When the Pancetta is done, leave it in the pan add the beans to the oil a little at a time, forming a single layer on the bottom of the pan. As they fry and become crunchy, remove them to a serving dish. Keep adding the beans until all the beans are fried, then top with the Pancetta and sage leaves.
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