> Passed a farm stand today and bought some fresh fava beans in their
> shells for the first time. I've never prepared them at home, only
> eaten them in restaurants. I think I'll try making risotto for the
> very first time ever and add the favas to it. <biting nails>
How much did you buy? Only about 5% of a fava bean in the shell is actually
eaten; the outer shell and the inner skins get thrown away. Risotto sounds
like a very good use for them.