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Is it OK to shell Favas 24 hours ahead?

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rednikki May 4, 2011 07:10 PM

Have Favas. Love Favas. Would like to have them tomorrow night. Due to scheduling I can shell them tonight and eat them tomorrow, or not have them for DAYS. DAYS, I tell you.

So: if I shell them a day ahead, will they still be awesome or will I have ruined them?

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  1. Zeldog RE: rednikki May 4, 2011 07:22 PM

    If you mean just take the beans out of the pods, you can keep them in the fridge for several days if you don't let them dry out. If you mean blanch them and remove the skin, one day is fine (done it several times), but I wouldn't go longer.

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      rabaja RE: Zeldog May 4, 2011 08:48 PM

      Agreed. One day after blanching is fine, anymore and they may go south. Favas mold fairly quickly once blanched and peeled.

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