Recipe Cottage


LOCATION: Recipes >> African >> Ful Medames 01

Print this Recipe    Ful Medames 01

Ful Medames (Egyptian brown bean stew)

1 pound ful beans, soaked
1 tablespoon freshly ground cumin
6 cloves crushed garlic
4 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and coarsely chopped
handful chopped cilantro
small handful chopped fresh mint
2 quartered lemons
1 medium sweet onion (Bermuda, Vidalia, Spanish, red), sliced
good quality olive oil
freshly ground black pepper

Heat oven to 300 F.

Put the soaked, drained beans into a baking dish with a cover and
pour in enough water to cover them by 2 inches. Add half the cumin,
lots of black pepper, and the garlic. Cook slowly in the over,
covered, for 3-4 hours, until the beans are very soft but not broken
up, and the juice is thick.

Meanwhile, put the eggs, cilantro, mint, lemon, and onion into
separate dishes on the table.

When the beans are ready, salt them and add the rest of the cumin
and 1/4 cup of olive oil. Serve in the baking dish at the table
and invite people to addtheir own eggs, mint, cilantro and lemon
juice on top, and more olive oil as needed to give a smooth

This is good served with warm pita bread and a tomato/onion/cucumber/
mint/olive salad with a light yogurt and garlic dressing. Some
people like to add a dash of hot sauce.


Recipe Reviews: How does this recipe taste?

Average Ratings:
Taste: (n/a) Ease of Prep: (n/a) Appearance: (n/a)

Write an ON-LINE REVIEW and share your thoughts with others.

  Site Navigation
  Recipes (Main Page)
  Message Board
  Submit a Recipe
  Cooking Question?
  Chat Room
  Contact us

  Recipe Newsletter
Get recipes by e-mail
every other week!

  Recipe Categories
  Appetizers & Snacks
  Sauces & Dressings
  Special Diets
  Soups & Salads
  Grains & Vegetables
  Sweets & Desserts
  Organic Recipes

Recipe Cottage © 1994 - 2005.  All Rights Reserved.