Thursday, February 9, 2012

Foul Medames

Last weekend Joel and I went out to eat at a newer Mediterranean restaurant in town for a dinner and movie date night. This was after realizing we have not been out to eat (not including Subway, natch), since my birthday. In September. Whoopsies. We did not set out to be such home-bodies but between our CSA, which keeps us knee deep in veggies, and the holiday season, that kept us on the go, we just didn't get around to going out for a nosh. Needless to say we weren't bothered much that we are hibernators during the winter since we barely noticed it had been months. However, it did make our dinner out feel a bit more special.

In the spirit of "hey we never go out for dinner" we decided to order an appetizer that included hummus, baba ganoush, and foul medames. I had never heard of foul medames but the sweet server told me it was a fava bean dip. You guys, it was ah-mazing. So good. Joel only had a bite or two - I let him have the other dips. I'm a giver.

Anywho, I decided to give it a whirl at home. I did some digging into recipes and found there is great variation. Also, interestingly different Middle Eastern countries eat this dip with various toppings. I opted to go the Egyptian route and make it for a high protein breakfast and topped with hard boiled eggs or as I preferred a poached egg.

This business was so good. I'm not quiet ready to trot out a recipe yet but I will whip it up again to make some tweeks and then I'll share my preferred recipe. 

Have you tried a new food yet? Been inspired by a dish you had out that you had to recreate at home? 


  1. I actually read the damn post and it was about something I participated in and still, no mention.

    1. Eeek! You're right. You'll be included next time for sure. :)

  2. I don't know who "Midnight618" is Amykins, but you should dedicate a post to them... I'm afraid for your safety. :-)

    The dip sounds really good... you should at least send me a recipe. I'm worth it.

    1. Hahaha. You two would be BFF's which is why I'm not letting you meet. :)

      I will send you a test version of the recipe.