Favas are combined with pecorino cheese, parsley, breadcrumbs, and eggs, and transformed into crisp fritters.
Fill a large bowl with ice and water. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the fava beans, and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Drain beans, and transfer to the ice bath. Remove from ice bath, and peel and discard inner skins from beans.
Place beans in the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer beans to a medium bowl, add the cheese, parsley, bread crumbs, eggs, and cream, and season with salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Shape mixture into 2-inch patties.
In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add 6 patties, and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and patties. Serve warm.