FAVA BEANS

Asked August 18, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT

I have enjoyed growing the large seeded favas. They are so beautiful and productive. So far we have removed them from the pods, boiled them, then shelled them out of the outer layer in the form of a "group appetizer"..everyone shared in the labor. I now have several jars of dried favas. Help! Other than replanting them in the fall, what do I do with them?

Clackamas County Oregon food preparation food storage

1 Response

Hello and thank you for submitting your question to Ask an Expert: a free service of Oregon State Extension Service!

That's wonderful that your fava beans did well this year. I would encourage you to check out the Dry Bean Council's website. They have some wonderful resources and recipes for all types of dry beans: http://www.usdrybeans.com/about/

In addition, our organization has a food preservation website which you can check out here:http://extension.oregonstate.edu/fch/food-preservation

On that site you will find a fact sheet specifically about cooking and pressure canning dry beans.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/fch/sites/default/files/documents/sp_50_955_driedbeans.pdf

Have a great day!