Ful medames is also spelled like foule mudammes and ful mudammas, or just fūl. This Egyptian Recipe is made by fava beans and served with cumin, vegetable oil; and optionally with chopped parsley, onion garlic, lemon juice, chili pepper and other vegetable, spice and herb ingredients.
Ful medames is remarkably a staple food in Egypt, particularly in the northern cities of Gizah and Cairo. It is also a typical part of the cuisines of several African, Arab and Middle Eastern cultures; like in Lebanon, Djibouti, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Libya, Israel, Jordan, Ethiopia, Yemen, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Somalia.
- 1 can fava beans (drained)
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice,
- 3 cloves garlic (crushed with a garlic press or the back of a spoons)
- 1/2 tbsp Salt
- 1/4 tbsp black pepper
- 2 hard-boiked eggs (chopped or cut into wedge)
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
- 2 lemons (cut into wedges)
- 2 tomatoes (chopped)
- 2 green onions (chopped)
- Place beans in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat.
- Stir in 2 tbsp. of the olive oil plus lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and 1/4 c. of the parsley.
- Cook until heated through and steaming slightly, about 6 to 8 minutes.
- Serve beans in individual bowls. Place hard-boiled eggs, lemon wedges, tomatoes, green onions,and the remaining olive oil and parsley in small bowls on the table, allowing diners to garnish and season as they like.