Boiled Eggs with Fresh Black-Eyed Peas

Abyadh w’-Beidh A Sandwich for the Nostalgic

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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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A simple sandwich, which could only have been created by a people to whom everything and anything may be eligible as a filling. It is basically made of flat white bread (this is the abyadh), rolled around a filling of sliced boiled eggs (the beidh) along with simmered fresh black-eyed peas in the pod, salad vegetables and pickles. Here is a description of how it was served by vendors, as seen through the eyes of a foreign visitor, in the 1950s: