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Fresh broad beans are the best in this recipe - just pod and peel them and measure the weight only in beans. But eat this Greek dish - aka Koukia Lathera - anytime of year using frozen broad beans. Serve with crusty bread and good feta for an excellent vegetarian main.
To enjoy koukia the traditional Greek way, serve a big plate of broad beans as a main course with some crusty bread to mop up the sauce, and slices of good feta.
If you are using fresh broadbeans make sure you double pod them. To do that remove the beans from the pods then drop them in boiling water for a couple of minutes. Drain then put them in ice water for a minute or two. Their tough outer skin should remove easily.