Cooking and Baking

To Peel or Not To Peel Fava Beans?

I don't cook fava beans because I'm too lazy to bother peeling them after I've shelled them.

Last night I was watching Giada on FN and she was making something with fava beans (didn't catch the whole show) and she didn't peel the fava beans.. She said that if you cook them thoroughly (8 to10 minutes) in chicken stock, they don't need to be peeled.

Does anyone have a definitive answer to this? Plus, any good/different recipes for favas.


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