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Fool Mudammas Recipe

Fool Mudammas Recipe

Egyptian Lentils

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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