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Fatteh with Hommos - فتة الحمص



Finally I'm back!!!! Gosh it's been a long vacation, but now I'm back to cooking and blogging!
Fatteh is a dish that has fried or toasted bread in it, as well as plain yogurt (or as we call it: Laban). We have several kinds of Fatteh not only in Lebanon but in the Arab world too, like Eggplant Fatteh, Chicken Fatteh etc... This one that I choose today has no meat in it, it has whole chickpeas (or hommos as we call it).
This recipe serves 4-5
Ingredients:
1 can of chickpeas (about 400g) (or soak chickpeas overnight then cook them)
1 container of plain yogurt (about 900g)
Flat bread (about 3)
Vegetable oil
2 handful of pine nuts
2 tablespoons of crushed fresh garlic
1 cup of fresh chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

- Put some vegetable oil in the pan and fry the bread until it's golden, then remove and transfer to a paper towel to drain. (Another option for less calories, is to brush the bread with olive oil and toast it in the oven or microwave). Once the bread cools off, break it into medium pieces and place in the serving dish. Add the chickpeas on top. In a pan, place about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic and pine nuts and roast them until brown, add salt & pepper to taste. Now add some salt to the yogurt and stir then add it on top of the toasted bread and the chickpeas. Then add the roasted garlic and pine nuts, then sprinkle the parsley on top and serve immediately while the bread is still crunchy.

MAG

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7 comments:

Passionate About Baking said...

Welcome back Mag...O yes, that was a LOOOOOOOOOONG vacation! Love this hommos; everything about it is refreshing! YUM!!

by MAG said...

Thanks Deeba :)!!!! I am energetically back! Glad you like this recipe :)

farida said...

Hey Mag! Welcome back! Missed your delicious creations. Fatteh looks so delicious. It sounds like an easy meal to whip up too. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I want to try make it one day. Cheers:)

by MAG said...

Thanks Farida!!! I missed you all too!!! Yes, Fatteh is a very easy meal to prepare, delicious and filling! I wanna thank you too for sharing all these wonderful recipes of yours :)

Summer said...

Meg, are we reading each others mind?? i posted fattet hummus recipe on 9/21 one day after you did...i swear i had no idea you posted yours until tonight! make sure you check out mine,http://mimicooks.com/2008/09/fattet-hummus-tahini-sauce-hummus-with.html
its a little different than yours but i am sure just as good :)
i am in the process of posting YOUR Raheb Salad and i will like to your post about it. i made it into video so please make sure to check it out too. thanks and have a great day..oh yes, welcome back too!

by MAG said...

Hey Summer! Yes, I guess we do read each other's mind ;) I'm defenitely checking yours now :) And thanks for welcoming me back too :)

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