Fava beans LOVE my micro-climate and I grow lots of them for soil habilitation (rehabilitation would imply it was once habitable
) They all come ripe in Mid may to early June and that leaves me to come up with things to do with them. The problem with fava beans is that they're a lot of work, first you have to shell the beans, then the bean has a waxy coat that also needs to be removed. I've found an easy way to do the latter:
Put them in a bowl with water to cover and microwave until it boils for a little bit.
That's it. The great thing is the microwave will cause the bean to pop like a potato or popcorn will in the microwave. Not that it turns into a big puffy styrofoam like thing, but the seed coat tears wide open and makes it so that when they cool you can usually squeeze them and the edible part will pop right out. Being in the water also prevents them from getting dry and mealy.