Slow-cooked fava beans, known as ful medames, is a popular breakfast in Egypt. If dried fava beans are unavailable, substitute dried butter beans, broad beans, or large limas.
For this slow-cooked version of a Middle Eastern and North African classic, you’ll need a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, and plan on letting it cook for 7 to 8 hours on low. This recipe is gluten-free, oil-free, and soy-free.
Why a slow cooker, in this day of Instant Pot and other gadgets? Robin Robertson, who contributed this recipe, explains: