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Broad beans - what shall I do with a can of them?

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by gorgybaby, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Just one can. I don't like broad beans. Never tried them but I don't like them iykwim.
    What shall I do with them? (I could give them away obviously), but any other ideas please?
  2. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    Drain them. Add a little olive oil. Add some garlic. Blitz into a paste. Spread thickly on hot buttered toast!
  3. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Canned ones are yuk! Buy fresh when in season and they are sooooooooo yummy!!!!
  4. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    Never tried canned ones but you could try a warm broad bean and feta salad. Heat some olive oil in a pan and briefly cook some wedges of tomato before adding the broad beans (I'd give them a rinse first) and then add some chopped fresh herbs (dill would be good here). Take off the heat and then add some cubed feta. Stir the feta through the salad and add the juice of a lemon. Serve with some crusty bread to mop up the juices.
  5. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    Why don't you post it CQ and I can tell you?! [​IMG]
  6. Well, it goes like this (I eat it with pita bread)
    one tin broad beans
    a diced tomato
    tsp. cumin
    some chopped parsley
    salt and pepper
    chili to taste
    lemon juice
    olive oil

    Bring beans to the boil, add rest of ingredients, bring to boil again, reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins. Allow to cool slightly then serve.
  7. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    You're right - not Egyptian!
    Sounds yummery though!
  8. My recipe book calls it Medemmas and says Egyptians eat it for breakfast!
  9. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    Which part of Egypt?

  10. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Ful mesdames is the Egyptian breakfast and it's made from dried broad beans.

    <h4>Ful Mesdames</h4>
    1.5lbs dried fava beans or broad beans

    2 cloves crushed garlic

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

    &frac14; cup olive oil

    &frac12; teaspoon cumin

    Soak beans overnight in water. Drain and cover with fresh water in a
    large saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer over a low heat for 45
    minutes -1 hour, or until tender. Drain and place in a medium bowl.

    Add the remaining ingredients and mash together. Serve hot with a fried egg and pita bread.

  11. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    I think I need to ring my Mum on this one...

  12. Dunno what part of Egypt, it just says Egypt!

  13. Fresh home grown ones are just the best. I`m sure you could grow some in a small tub ............just to compare.
  14. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

    I grow peas in the garden, but even in the height of summer use frozen peas in the kitchen as no matter how many peas I grow, my son scoffs the lots straight from the pods in the garden!
  15. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    That's what I do! Like (very many) of my strawberries, peas are my gardeners snack!

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