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Fool Medemmas -- Fava Beans
From Stevie, Scotland

Yet another Egyptian Marie Henein recipe. Serves 4. This is a way of preparing fava beans, which are commonly eaten as a breakfast food in Egypt. The ingredients tend to be common for the dish but may be varied in their quantities.

  • One 16-ounce can cooked fava beans
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Salt, pepper, and red chili pepper to taste
  • Pita bread (optional)

Pour the beans into a pot and bring to a boil. Mix them well and add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil again, then reduce to medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes. This dish is usually eaten with pita bread.

Closing comments: Total Calories Per Serving: 160 ; Fat: 6 grams