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Panelle (Fava Bean Fritters)

di Academia Barilla

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Panelle (Fava Bean Fritters)
2 hours



Ingredients for 4 people

fava beans soaked in water overnight boiled and peeled
Water as needed
Salt to taste
1/2 onion sliced thick
Wild fennel
Extra virgin olive oil as needed
Frying oil as needed
Hot red pepper to taste (optional)

Preparation 2 hours preparation + 5 minutes cooking
1. Soak dried peeled fava beans overnight

2. Cook in boiling salted water with onion, sliced thick, and wild fennel for at least 2 - 3 hours, until the fava beans are reduced to a pulp

3. Strain through a sieve and turn out the thick mixture onto a greased marble or steel surface

4. Roll out evenly with a pin to 1-inch-thick and allow to cool

5. Cut into strips (panelle) and fry in hot oil (check oil temperature with a piece of dough), turning until evenly golden

6. Serve hot

7. Sprinkle with hot red pepper (optional)