There have been remnants of fool medames uncovered in a number of the 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 B.C.) Pharonic tombs in Egypt. This dish is one of the most common and popular forms of Egyptian street food, and probably the country’s national dish. It is typically a breakfast food, but it is best eaten during the weekend when you can take a nice nap afterwards, as the dish often makes you feel very full, sleepy and lethargic (and maybe “noisy” if you know what I mean. Quick and incredibly easy.
- Light appetizer
- Vegan dish
- A filling breakfast dish
- 1 can of store-bought fool medamas, or cooked small fava beans
- 1/2 to 1 clove of crushed garlic
- 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp of salt
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 50g of parsley
- ½ a tomato chopped
Kitchen things you’ll need:
- Small bowl
- Citrus juicer
- Boil the fava beans/fool medamas
- Add the lemon juice, salt, olive oil, tomatoes, parsley and garlic and mix
- Serve right away with pita.
- Might choose to add toppings like tomatoes, onions, chili pepper, or even a splash of clarified butter or extra fat. Not the healthiest but tastes amazing!