Stir-Fried Fava Beans


Preparation info
  • Serves

    2 to 4

    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

This simple, delicious dish is good either hot or cold.


  • 2 cups sprouted fava beans
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon


Heat a wok or a large, heavy skillet over high heat until hot; add the oil, swirl, and heat for 30 seconds. Add the beans and stir rapidly for 10 seconds to sear the skin-shells. Add the salt, sugar, and water, stir to mingle, and when the liquid boils, turn the heat to medium low to maintain a strong simmering. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes, until there is barely any water left in the pan.</