Egyptian Breakfast Beans


Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

  • About

I have always liked eating beans for breakfast, whether it’s pinto beans cow-boy-style with corn bread or Mexican refried beans with tortillas, so this rustic fava bean breakfast dish naturally appeals to me. Of course, ful medames (as it’s known in Egypt) can be enjoyed at any time of day. Salt, lemon juice, and cumin are the traditional seasonings. It is only a little soupy, but best eaten with a spoon nonetheless, accompanied by pita or other flatbreads. Dried fava beans can be found in Middle Eastern groceries.