One kilo of broad beans correspond to approximately 350 grams of beans and 650 of seed pods. The latter, if fresh and reliable, can be turned in a dish
. Traditionally people use wild fennel
. Which is hard to get outside Sicily. You may add chopped fennel together with the carrot and celery. Or ground fresh roasted fennel seeds at the very end of the preparation.Green macco can be eaten as a side dish or starter. Or as seasoning for your pasta. Use short pasta and prepare at least double of what you'll serve. The remaining pasta can be fried the following day. Use your best olive oil
for this dish.