Removing fava beans from their pods and inner peels is actually easier for smaller hands, which makes it the perfect project for your chef-in-training. A wide variety of breads can be used in these delectable crostini, which show off the fresh flavors of springtime. This recipe comes to us from Stacie and Simran of A Little Yumminess.
Adult: Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat.
Kid: Remove the fava beans’ outer pods. Discard the pods.
Adult: Blanch the beans in the boiling water for 3-5 minutes, or until the outside peel has softened. Transfer to a colander and rinse with cold water to cool the beans.
Kid: Peel off the fava’s inner peel with your fingers to reveal the bright green fava beans underneath. Discard the peels.
Together: Mash the beans together with the goat cheese in the medium pot. Season the fava bean-goat cheese mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
Together: Toast the English muffins or sliced baguette to preference. Spread the fava bean-goat cheese mixture on top of each toast, sprinkle with parmesan to taste and enjoy!