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Mashed Favas (broad Beans) & Greens

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“This is originally from the "How to cook Everything" cookbook by Mark Bittman but I have tweeked it a bit.. It is a really tasty recipe and ever so easy to do once you are at the stage of having the cooked cleaned Fava beans.”

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  1. Shuck the fresh beans, put in boiling water for apprx 10 minutes, dash with cold and remove outer membrane from each bean.
  2. If using frozen check that they are already cooked, if not follow instructions.
  3. Canned are ready as is, drained.
  4. Coursely mash the fava beans.
  5. I used a fork, you do not want to puree them just mash a bit.
  6. If using Collards for the greens pre boil for 20 minutes, squeeze when cooked to get as much moisture out as possible, coarsely chop.
  7. With other greens wash them and allow the water to cling to the leaves.
  8. Coarsely chop.
  9. Pour half the oil into a skillet using medium heat saute the chopped garlic, stir, cook until it starts to color, apprx 5 minutes.
  10. Add Favas, stir& heat through.
  11. Add greens, cover, allow the greens to wilt 3 minutes,and serve.

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