Fava Beans and Bacon


Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About


  • cups shelled fresh fava beans
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ¾ cup


Cook the beans in boiling water and drain. Whether you decide to remove the skins of the beans will depend on their age and personal choice.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the diced bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain.

Wipe out the frying pan and return to the heat. Melt the butter over a moderate heat, then add the onion and garlic. Stir and cook unt