Fava Bean Purée with Thyme

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

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  • 3 cups shelled fresh fava beans
  • 2 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp <


Cook the beans and shallots in boiling water until tender. Drain well, then purée with the softened butter, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Fold in sufficient cream to give the desired consistency and reheat very gently.

Put the purée into a warmed serving dish and sprinkle over the fried bread crumbs.