fava beans served with olive oil, chopped parsley, onion, garlic, and lemon juice.
Then the bread is tossed onto the wall of this HUGE brick oven!!!
When the bread is done, the baker uses these long, wire sticks to get it out of the oven! Then it is ready to take home... pipping hot!eggs scrambled in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, often spiced with cumin. Served with the shakshouka is a huge piece of raw onion and a lemon. Next to the bread is the ful medames. Both the ful and addis are served with a couple of different sauces on top along with the olive oil. Did I mention the olive oil?!?! Our bag was dripping with it! Seems like a lot of dishes and dips are served with an extra helping of olive oil on top (that is our our hummus and moutabel drip come). Did you also notice the blue plastic knot by the tins? That is a "placemat" to spread out on the ground to eat your dish if you take it to go!
We took ours to go... but took it home to eat it on our table!! : )
Now THAT'S a piece of bread!!!!
That breakfast was amazing! So easy to pick up and so good! I think we'll be eating a lot more Saudi breakfasts! I guess I need to be looking up the health benefits of olive oil so I feel a little better about the large amount we are consuming these days!