Egyptian fattah has always been one of the most celebrated dishes in our traditional culinary kitchen. A popular dish in our cuisine – with many aliases around the Middle East – fattah was historically cooked to symbolize love, warmth, and generosity.
It might seem like a typical dish of rice and meat, but it takes a real cook to put together the elusive combination of spiced lamb, bed of rice, toasted baladi bread, and the pungent garlicky tomato sauce that complements the overall taste of the entire dish. Prepped with Breadfast baladi bread, checkout this delicious fattah recipe.
½ kilo of lamb or beef meat
2 cups of rice
1 onion (chopped)
6 garlic cloves
1 pack of Breadfast baladi bread
5 Bay leaves
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
Salt & pepper
In a pot, add some butter and grill the meat until it’s medium. Add water to the meat, then add a chopped onion, bay leaves, cloves, salt, pepper, and spices and bring it to a boil to bring out the flavors. Cook until the meat is tender and moist. In another pot, cook the rice so it’s ready and set it aside. In a separate pan, add butter, garlic, and stir for a few seconds, then add a tablespoon of vinegar, a tablespoon of tomato sauce, and a cup of meat soup from cooking the meat. Leave the mixture to simmer until it gets thicker.
Cut the bread into small square pieces. In a pan, add some butter then add your bread pieces and stir till it’s nice and crispy. In your serving dish, add a bed of fried bread, followed by a bed of rice, then add the meat chunks on top, and seal the deal with the hot garlic tomato sauce. You can also serve your tomato sauce on the side. Order all your fattah ingredients now from Breadfast. Enjoy your meal!
Breadfast special tip: Fattah tastes 100 times better when shared with your family, friends, and loved ones.