Ful Medames (Traditional Egyptian Breakfast)

Ful Medames (Traditional Egyptian Breakfast)

  • Entrees

Ingredients 

Beans

  • 1 pound dried fava beans
  • 1 tablespoon white rice, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon red lentils, uncooked

Salsa

  • 1/2 cup medium chopped red onions
  • 1/2 cup medium chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Method 

Beans

  1. Thoroughly wash the fava beans
  2. Place washed fava beans in a metal pot with a tight-fitting lid, and add water to 3 inches above the beans.
  3. Add uncooked rice and red lentils.
  4. Tightly cover and cook over very low heat 6 to 8 hours.

Salsa

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan and saut? onions and garlic over medium heat until fragrant (about 3 minutes).
  2. Stir in tomatoes and cilantro and continue to cook the mixture for another 2 minutes.

To Serve

Add salsa and lemon juice to fava beans and serve. Variations: Add tahini, hard boiled eggs or hot sauce.

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