8838443ac82e9f98e4ae9daf80d50eb5
2

How do you eat figs?

by 897 · January 31, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I love the sweet fruity filling of dried figs, but I don't like the fibrous skin of the dried fruit. Therefore, I can only eat figs in the comfort of my home because I split them open and gnaw out the fruity goodness like a wild baboon. What's worse is the yield I get from this technique is very small.

So..... I'd love to know what your favorite preparations for figs are... And, what are your favorite varieties?

Total Views
3.3K

Recent Activity
F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

Last Activity
941D AGO

Followers
0

Get Free Paleo Recipes Instantly

9 Replies

best answer

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46
3
1513 · January 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM

i like to chop them up and stew them with carrots, parnips and greens or add them to ground turkey, eggs and goat cheese and make meatball type things..

C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef
2
3224 · January 31, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I don't know the variety, because they come from my yard, but they're the dark colored ones... Anyway, I mix halved figs with kalamata olives and a thickly sliced onion in the bottom of the 9x9 pan I roast chickens in. Then I plop the seasoned chicken on top. Once the roasting is done, I take all of the juices, most of the figs and olives, and some of the onions, and puree them instead of making gravy.

D8f58eba263277ec6119293137b85b02
2
1061 · January 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I don't eat figs anymore because they're too sweet (my sweet tooth has gotten very sensitive), but I used to make fig jam out of just boiling dried de-stemmed figs with water, then blending it up (so the skins got ground up and weren't noticeable) and kept it in a jar in the fridge. I don't even know what I would spread fig jam on now, but it was good. Also, I've only had mission and calimyrna figs, but I think I liked the latter better.

3b0b95dfc6dc5c18e535945f4aab0866
2
2387 · January 29, 2012 at 4:25 PM

I can't eat figs without putting on pounds same day, even if i limit myself to just 1-2 in a day, they are just that loaded with fructose and something else inflammatory to me. I believe it to be the extremely high fructose content but it could be something else offensive to my internals.

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad
2
4232 · January 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I don't eat them any more despite having several fig trees. Their fructose content is off the charts. Gorged on them for years. YMMV.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106
1
18794 · January 31, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Mmmm ... fresh figs, pâté-stuffed, bacon-wrapped.

7cbdd4e8eedba06368d4766e6c0ef015
1
320 · January 29, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I love fresh figs, but I don't eat more than one or two a day when in season. We've got a couple trees out at the family vineyard.

They're really lovely wrapped in a thin slice of proscuitto. I'll peel them and slice one or two into a salad with walnuts and arugula, drizzles with olive oil. My dad used to eat them in a bowl with a little cream over his cereal.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986
1
11664 · January 29, 2012 at 4:19 PM

What about dried figs? Although they are deadly sweet.

Answer Question

Login to Your PaleoHacks Account