Recipe Fave Fresche Con Pancetta


4 lbs. fresh fava beans
1 tbs. oil
1/4 lb. pancetta, diced
1 cup beef broth
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 celery stalk, sliced
2 tbs. parsley, chopped

How to make the Fave fresche con pancetta:

Pod the fava beans (remove the skin if they are huge). Put the pancetta, the onion, and the celery in a saucepan to saute with the oil, stirring frequently. When the pancetta’s fat has melted, add the fava beans, moisten with hot broth and carry on cooking. When the fava beans are completely done (about 20 min.), add salt and pepper and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
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Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
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