Recipe Fave Stufate


2 lbs. fresh fava beans
1 cup beef broth
2 tbs. prosciutto fat
6 slices stale bread
2 new onions, finely sliced
2 tbs. butter
1 oz. mortadella

How to make the Recipe Fave Stufate – Braised Fava Beans:

Pod the fava beans and set aside. Place the chopped prosciutto fat and the onion in a casserole and saute till tender but not brown. Add the fava beans, chopped mortadella, and the beef broth—salt and pepper to taste. Cover the casserole and cook over low flame for 45 mins, adding more broth if necessary. The final dish should be pretty moist.

Saute the slices of bread in butter, browning on both sides. Place them on a serving platter and pour over the fava beans. Serve very hot.

Serves 4

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
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