Morels and Broad Beans


3 lbs. small fresh fava beans in the pod
Salt, to taste
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
12–15 fresh medium morels, cleaned and halved or quartered lengthwise
1 tbsp. crème fraîche


Remove fava beans from pods (don’t peel favas) and rinse under cold running water. Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.

2. Add favas to boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, until just soft, 5–8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3. Heat oil in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add morels and gently cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 3–4 minutes. Stir in crème fraîche, then stir in favas, season to taste with salt, and cook until favas are heated through, 1–2 minutes.