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Fava Bean Puree with Fried Chicory and Breadcrumbs Recipe

Fava Bean Puree with Fried Chicory and Breadcrumbs Recipe

Fava Bean Puree with Fried Chicory and Breadcrumbs Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 3 1/2 oz. (100 g) yellow onions, chopped
    • 1 lb. (500 g) fava beans, blanched and peeled if fresh, or frozen
    • 1/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tbsp. (100 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 lb. (500 g) chicory
    • 5 1/2 oz. (150 g) crumbled stale bread, or about 31/3 cups
    • 6 1/3 cups (1.5 l) vegetable stock or storebought vegetable broth, heated until hot
    • salt

Method :

    1. Heat a third of the olive oil in a pot until hot. Add the onions and cook lightly. Add the fava beans and let them cook for a few minutes; then add the hot broth. Season with salt and let the beans cook for 30 minutes until tender. Transfer to a blender and puree; the mixture will be thick.
    2. Bring a pot of well-salted water to a boil. Blanch the chicory. Heat another third of the oil in a skillet and saute the chicory until tender. Transfer to a plate. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet. Break up the bread and fry the crumbs in the remaining oil until crispy.
    3. Serve the chicory with the fava bean purée on the side and sprinkle the fried breadcrumbs on top.

4 Servings
Preparation : 10 minutes
Cooking : 50 minutes