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Broad beans are at their yummy seasonal best round about now.  Try them with bacon for a delicious side dish or snack.

2 or 3 cups of broad beans
6 rashes of bacon
1 onion
dash of olive oil


  • Add the shelled broad beans to a pan of boiling water
  • Cook for 2 minutes
  • Drain and rinse through cold water
  • Remove the outer skins
  • In a frying pan, add a dash of olive oil and cook the bacon until crispy
  • Add a finely chopped onion and cook until the onion is clear
  • Add the pre-cooked broad beans and heat through
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve and enjoy!

…And if you would like to avoid wasting the broad bean pods why not trim and remove stringy edges, cut into 3 to 4 cm strips, dip into flour and shallow fry for a slightly unhealthy but tasty treat.

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