Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Fool Medammas is such a tasty & healthy dish, but when making it the traditional way from scratch it can be a bit time consuming. Here, you can use canned fava beans for a much quicker (but still tasty) version. Fool Medammas is a very poular breakfast dish, served with fresh bread - perfect for Suhor during Ramadan. It also makes a nice light lunch if served with bread & a good salad or you can serve as part of a series of appetizers (like a mezze platter).
- 1 (15 7/8 ounce) can fava beans
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (good quality)
- 1⁄3 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1⁄3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
- Rinse & drain the canned fava beans. Place in a saucepan with the water & bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat & simmer covered for 10 minutes, then add the garlic & chilli if using & cook a few more miuntes or until the beans are nicely softened.
- Remove from the heat & drain. Mix the lemon juice & salt in a serving bowl. Add the fava beans along with the parsley & mix well to coat.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the beans & serve with fresh bread.
Basic Fool Medammas. The canned fava beans I used were so large! I think they should be peeled if they are because the skin is a bit tough. I did crush the beans before eating as I think is traditional. I probably used additional freshly squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, flat leaf parsley, and no optional chili flakes, plus the rest of the ingredients as stated. I will make a different Fool Medammas next time and always used smaller fava beans.