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Beans, Fava II (Ful) (P)
Source: "A Book of Middle Eastern Food," by Claudia Roden
Serves: 6

2 pounds dried ful (you can use fava beans - Goya makes them and is hechshered), soaked overnight
2 to 4 cloves garlic crushed
6 hard-boiled eggs
Finely chopped parsley
Olive oil
Quartered lemons
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Boil beans in a large pot of UNSALTED water until tender. Drain and add garlic to taste.

Serve in soup bowls with an egg in each bowl on top of the bens, and sprinkle with parsley.

Pass around the olive oil, lemons, salt and pepper.

Some people like to break up the egg and mash it all together.

Poster's Notes:
Ful or ful medames is an Egyptian dish made with dried brown beans. People who grew up with ful love it like Americans love Pizza. It is surely an acquired taste as ful can be somewhat bitter.

Lemon juice, salt and pepper help.

I think it is supposed to be very healthy - loaded with fiber and if I remember, iron.

Posted by Marcia Emanuele

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A