Fool Mudammas Recipe
Yield: 8 servings
To make authentic fool Mudammas try to buy the pink-colored Egyptian lentils available in gourmet and specialty shops. These tiny beans are a versatile staple. They make an interesting addition to soups or can be served alone as a starchy vegetable.
In a 2-quart bowl:
Soak 1 cup EGYPTIAN LENTILS or WHITE BEANS overnight, in water to cover.
Drain and Cover with 3 cups WATER in a 1-quart saucepan.
Add 1 Tbs. SALT.
Cook until the skins split-about 1 hour.
Drain and Chill
Add: 1/2 tsp. SALT
2 cloves GARLIC, mashed or finely minced
1/2 cup OLIVE OIL
1/4 cup LEMON JUICE and blend.
Arrange cups of ROMAINE or other loose head lettuce on salad plates.
Place 1/4 cup (4 Tbs.) ABOVE MIXTURE in a mound on each lettuce cup.
Garnish each with 2 or 3 SCALLIONS, trimmed to 3-inch lengths.
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