Fool Medames (Egyptian Beans) Recipe

Step 1

Sort and rinse dried beans. Place in a large saucepan and add lightly salted water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer over low heat 2 1/2 hours. If necessary, add more water to keep beans covered. Add lentils and cover. Simmer 30 minutes longer or until lentils and beans are tender and mixture is thick but not soupy. Stir in lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve hot, sprinkling each serving with a portion of green onions.

* The Egyptian national dish is eaten for breakfast or any time of day with green onions and bread.

Source - Middle Eastern Cooking by Rose Dosti, HPBooks.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Dried sm. fava or pink beans
  • Lightly salted water
  • 1/2c Red lentils
  • 3tb Lemon juice
  • 1/4c Olive oil
  • 1/2ts Cumin, ground
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2c Green onions, chopped

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