Fatta

Does the thought of fatta sound too complicated? Does it sound like something only your mother can make? Well here is a simple recipe to get you through the Eid. Happy Eid!

You will need:

  • 2 kg meat of your choice.
  • 2 onions.
  • 6 cardamom seeds.
  • 6 mastic grains.
  • 2 cups rice (cooked).
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed.
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar.
  • 2 loaves crisp local bread.
  • cooking oil.
  • salt and pepper.

Boil water with onion, cardamom, mastic grain, and seasoning. Add meat and cook until tender. Remove meat from broth and keep warm. Discard cardamom and pulverize onion completely.
Cut up bread into small pieces, 2 cms square, and place in serving dish. Fry garlic until pale gold. Add vinegar and boil for 3-5 minutes. Pour over boiling broth and simmer for 7 minutes.

To arrange the serving dish, completely moisten the bread with the boiling broth and cover with thick layer of rice. Wet the rice with the remaining soup. Arrange the meat around the rice, in a ring. And that’s it!