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Mohamed El Refaee

Mohamed El Refaee
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Living In: Giza, Al-Jizah, Egypt
Member Since: Oct. 2006
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Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Fava Bean Breakfast Spread
My all time favorite dish. I guess being an Egyptian I was predisposed to loving this dip. Garlic isn't a must in this (I usually don't add it) and parsley is NOT typically used. I must have eaten this more than anything else. During Ramadan, this is almost always served for the pre-dawn meal. It fills you up as it's high in fiber and so very nutritious to keep you going through the fasting hours. Tahini (sesame paste) is a wonderful accompaniment to it and green onions too. The closest western relative to this is refried beans. Enjoy!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2011
This is an Egyptian national dish. I'm from Egypt and this was a staple in my grandma's house where I spent most of my childhood. I have to say it's a bit of an acquired taste to like it. To clear any confusion, this is NOT supposed to be a soup. It's a dip. We NEVER use peas, but always use fava beans. If you can't get hold of that, then edamame beans could work. It's best made with fava beans though and you scoop it up with flat bread. Chile pepper and paprika are not common spices in this. The traditional way of serving this is to serve it room temperature/cold with some fried onions on top. Delish!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2011
these had a VERY strong eggy smell...can't figure out what I did wrong.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 20, 2008
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