shortbutfast (shortbutfast) wrote in french_cuisine,

Fèves au Lard # Fava Beans with Bacon

Fèves au Lard
Fava Beans with Bacon

 4 lbs fava beans
 1/2 lb bacon
 5 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
 2 egg yolks
 Salt and pepper

Shell beans and blanch them in boiling water for 3 minutes; drain and rinse in cold water to cool. With the tip of a knife or your thumbnail, slit the transucent skin covering the bean, peel and discard. Cut bacon in 1/2-inch strips and brown in a frying pan. Place beans and bacon in a saucepan; cover with a little water and season with pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover, and cook for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the cream, egg yolks and a pinch of salt in a bowl. When beans are cooked, remove from heat and add the egg and cream mixture. Return to very low heat and stir for 1 minute without boiling. Adjust seasoning if necessary and serve. Serves 4

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