Ful Medames

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 12hrs 5mins




  • Drain the beans and place in a large saucepan.
  • Add 7 cups of water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the juice of 1 lemon, the garlic and the salt.
  • Cover and simmer over low heat (the beans will retain their shape only if cooked slowly) until the beans are soft-- moist but not soupy-- about 12 hours.
  • You should do this ideally in the crock pot.
  • Check occasionally and add water if the beans become dry.
  • Twenty minutes before serving, chop the scallions and combine with the remaining lemon juice.
  • Stir in the oil, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  • Discard the garlic and gently stir the lemon mixture into the beans.
  • Adjust seasoning.
  • Spoon into bowls, mash slightly.
  • Serve warm with pita bread.