Brown Fava Beans – Ful Medames


Brown Fava Beans – Ful Medames

Brown Fava Beans – Ful Medames

Brown Fava Beans – Ful Medames Often called the national dish of Egypt, is a versatile dish that can be prepared very simply and then seasoned to each individual diner s taste.

– Preparation and cooking time: 40 to 45 minutes.
– Serves 4.
– 2 eggs.
– 1 18-oz. can brown fava beans.
– 3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed.
– ¼ c. fresh parsley, chopped.
– 2 lemons, cut into wedges.
– 2 tomatoes, chopped olive oil.
– salt and peppe.


Step 1:Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Place over medium heat until boiling, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain water from saucepan and run cold water over eggs until they are cool.
Step 2:Peel cooked eggs, cut into halves, and set aside.
Step 3:Place beans in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat until heated through and steaming slightly, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Step 4:Serve beans in individual bowls. Place eggs, garlic, parsley, lemons, tomatoes, olive oil, and salt and pepper on table and allow diners to garnish and season as they like.

Note : If you have the time, buy 1 lb. dried beans and soak them overnight. Then, in place of step 3, simmer for 1 to 2 hours (until tender) in plenty of water with a handful of red lentils

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