Tunisian Chickpea Soup with Eggs, Capers, Olives, and Hot Chile Sauce

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By Paula Wolfert

Published 2003

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In my opinion, the prize for most colorful, balanced, freshest, most delicious, and most exciting of all Mediterranean street foods goes to Tunisian leblebi. A souplike meal-in-a-dish, it consists of a large bowl of torn stale bread covered with long-simmered chickpeas, a boiling rich broth made with the trotters or bones of veal, and medium-cooked eggs, with the whites firm and the yolks still runny. It is served under an ample amount of the famous Tunisian hot sauce harissa,