How to Make Ful Medames | Ancient Egypt

For our Ancient Egypt unit study we decided to make some ancient Egypt inspired dishes using the book “Food and Cooking in Ancient Egypt” by Clive Gifford and illustrated by Paul Cherrill. You can find the book at Rainbow Resource

Today’s dish is called Ful Medames,and it is still a popular breakfast item in Egypt today. You can find cans of fava beans at most ethnic markets.

1 can of fava beans
1 lemon (juiced)
3 cloves of garlic (mashed)
1 teaspoon (or less) of cumin
Salt to taste
Olive to drizzle on top

Heat beans over low-medium heat for a couple minutes. It doesn’t take long at all! Season while on the stove. Transfer beans to serving dish and mix in lemon juice and top with fresh mashed garlic and olive oil. Serve with pita bread and eggs for a filling breakfast, or serve with homemade pita chips for a healthy vegan snack.

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