Foul is a plural Arabic word meaning beans. Mudammas is a Coptic word meaning “buried”. Originally, this dish was cooked in a pot buried in hot coals. Foul mudammas with eggs is undoubtedly a dish of Egyptian origin, popular in several variations in the Middle East, North Africa, Sudan, and the Horn of Africa. This suhoor dish consists mainly of cooked broad beans, precisely fava beans, and it is usually eaten for breakfast or lunch with pita bread, but it can make a great dish for Ramadan suhoor.
Egyptian Foul Mudammas with Eggs
- 1 lb fava beans
- 6 boiled eggs
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon crushed red-hot pepper
- On medium heat, melt the butter, then add the garlic and stir for a minute.
- Add the boiled eggs and stir until golden.
- Lift the eggs and cut each egg into 4 pieces.
- On medium heat, add the mashed broad beans, salt and black pepper, and bring to a boil.
- Remove the beans from the heat, then add the lemon juice, cumin, hot pepper, and stir well.
- Add the butter and garlic mixture remaining from browning the eggs and stir well.
- Put the beans in a serving dish and then lay the eggs over the bean
- Serve and enjoy your suhoor dish!
Egyptian Foul Mudammas with eggs