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Chilli Broad Beans

This brilliant, simple dish has been sent in to us by Jane C, who says:

"I had a veg box with pounds of broad beans, and a friend brought me a huge bag from her allotment. I'd never tried them before, so I experimented with what I had handy, and this side dish has become a favourite with my 14 year old son."

Well we don't blame your son, Jane, and we're impressed with your creativity in the kitchen!
 
 

Ingredients

Broad beans
Dried chilli flakes [or finely diced fresh chilli - ed.]
Spring onions (or a small red onion works very well)
Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
 

Method

1. Pod the beans and boil for three minutes ( a little longer at the end of the season)
2. Drain and run the beans under cold water to cool them, then shell them by making a nick at the top with a nail and peeling the skin off.
3. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil with a good pinch of dried chilli flakes, a pich of salt and a little pepper.
4. When the oil is hot, turn the heat down, throw in the beans and stir fry for about three minutes.
5. Serve.
 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

10 minutes
 

Notes & Variations on Chilli Broad Beans

Adjust the chilli to suit your taste - my son likes it hotter than I do.

If you're trying to lose weight, use spray oil instead of olive oil, add 1 tbsp water, put the lid on tight and shake the pan every so often.

I'm told it goes well with sausages!
 
 
 

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