The fava bean omelette is a simple and tasty main course in spring, to be prepared also as a single dish for a quick and exquisite dinner or to be cut into squares for an aperitif or a buffet. To make it you will only need fresh broad beans (fava beans), eggs, onion and grated parmesan: the beans will be cooked in a pan with extra virgin olive oil, chopped onion and herbs, before adding them to the beaten eggs. You can then cook the fava bean omelette in a pan or in the oven, as in our preparation, it will still be very good: here’s how to prepare it.
Ready in: 30MIN
FOR 4 PEOPLE
Calories in the recipe: 1850 kcal
FRESH SHELLED FAVA BEANS 400 gr
EGGS 6 • 380 kcal
GRATED PARMESAN 30 gr • 21 kcal
WHITE ONION 1/2 • 661 kcal
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL as needed • 901 kcal
SALT UP as required • 21 kcal
GROUND BLACK PEPPER as required
The calories refer to 100 grams of product
How to prepare the fava bean omelette
Peel the beans (1) and also remove the outer peel. Finely chop the onion (2), heat the extra virgin olive oil in a pan, add the chopped onion and brown it (3).
Add the beans and leave them to flavour for a few minutes over medium heat (4). Add the water, salt and pepper and cook with the lid on for about 15 minutes. Beat the eggs in a bowl with salt, pepper and grated Parmesan (5), add the broad beans and mix well. Pour the mixture into a 24 cm diameter pan lined with lightly greased parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Your fava bean omelette is ready to be served (6).
If you use small beans for the preparation, you can also use them with the peel, as they are already tender: the final result will be more rustic. If you prefer, then, you can cook the broad bean omelette in a pan with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
You can enrich the broad bean omelette by adding ricotta, bacon or boiled potatoes cut into cubes, so as to make your dish even more substantial, you can also flavour it with the addition of mint leaves or chopped parsley and replace Parmesan with pecorino or other grated cheese.
If you love this spring legume, you can cook fava beans in many ways, whether they are fresh or dried, they will always be tasty.
You can keep the bean omelette for 1-2 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.