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Ful Medamis
Egypt
  -   (Ful Medamis)
Serves
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
4 side  
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29 hr  
Most
Practically the "national dish" of Egypt, these fava beans may be served as an appetizer, breakfast, side dish, street food, or whatever. Naturally, it is made with an endless variety of condiments and garnishes. Vegetarian.



1
2-1/2
1/2
2
ar
6
2
1/2
1/4
1
1/2
1-1/2
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Ful, dried (1)
Water
Salt
Lentils, red
Water
Onion
Garlic
Cumin seeds
Pepper
Olive Oil, ExtV
Salt
Lemon Juice
-- Condiments
Lemon Slices
Olive Oil, ExtV
Cilantro, chopped
Egg, Hard Cooked
Tomato Slices
Black Pepper
Prep   -   (28 hrs - 20 min work)
  1. Soak FUL in water with 1/2 T Salt for 24 hours. Yes, salt (see our Soaking / Brining Beans page.
  2. Drain and rinse Ful. place in a saucepan of generous size (in too small a pan the beans will foam over) along with Lentils. Add Water to cover well. Bring to a simmer and simmer slowly, tightly covered, for 1-1/2 to 4 hours, depending on the texture you want. If water gets too low, replenish with boiling water, not cold.
  3. Chop ONION medium. Crush Garlic and chop fine. Mix.
  4. Grind Cumin and Pepper.
  5. Squeeze Lemon Juice.
  6. Condiments:   Prepare those you will use (the first three are the most important). Boil Eggs hard, peel and cut into wedges. Cut Lemon and Tomato into wedges. Chop Cilantro medium.
Run   -   (15 min)
  1. In a sauté pan large enough for the whole recipe, heat Olive Oil and stir in Onion mix. Fry stirring until Onions are translucent, no browning.
  2. Drain Ful. Stir into the pan with the Onions over moderate heat. Gently stir in Cumin, Salt, Pepper and Lemon Juice. When it's all hot, it's ready.
  3. Serve warm in individual shallow bowls with Condiments of choice.
NOTES:
  1. Ful Hamam:   These are very small round fava beans, between 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch long when dried. The reason you want the small beans is that the skins aren't too tough. For details see our Ful Hamam Beans page.
  2. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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