Muir Ranch

John Muir High School

Frittella with Artichokes and Fava Beans


~Juice of 1 Lemon

~4 medium Artichokes

~1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

~1 small red onion, chopped

~2 heaping cups shelled fresh, or frozen fava beans, blanched or pealed

~Fine sea salt

~1/2 cup warm water


-Add the lemon juice to a large bowl filled with water

-Discard the tough outer leaves of the artichoke then scoop the fuzzy choke and discard.

-Cut the artichokes into 1/8 o ¼ inch thick slices and drop into bowl with lemon water

-Combine the olive oil and onion in medium saucepan and cook over medium heat (about 5 min.)

-Add favas and a large pinch of salt and cook 1-2 min.

-Add artichokes and the ½ cup warm water, cover and simmer gently until the favas and artichokes are tender (20-30 min.)

~Serves 4

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