Taste of Wheaton
Moti's Falafel Stand

Fava Bean Crostini

I love the fava bean crostini at 2 Amys. So last weekend I attempted to duplicate it and I think I came pretty close...or maybe I improved upon it. Here's my recipe:

1 cup peeled and blanched fava beans - (Or buy frozen ones if you can't find them fresh.)
2 tbsp Mascarpone cheese
2 tbsp Parmesan Reggiano
1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt (or less if you like it less salty)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp heavy cream or half and half
2 or 3 leaves of fresh mint

Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Toast slices of a French baguette under your broiler or on your grill after brushing with olive oil. Top each slice with a hefty tablespoon of the fava bean puree. Top the puree with a tiny drizzle of olive oil and some sea salt.

Pictures? Sorry, I didn't take any. I know, I was disappointed in me too.


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