Apparently, I’m taking requests for recipes now. Today’s request comes from my very best friend who’s been searching for the recipe for Fattet Betenjan (literally translated to Eggplant Crumbles) since she tasted it at a party. It’s a fairly easy dish and can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Some people add ground beef to their Fatteh. My version is vegetarian.
IngredientsArabic Bread (aka Pita Bread) 2 Cloves Garlic 1/2 cup Pine Nuts 1 can Chickpeas, drained 2 cups Plain Yogurt 4 large (or 6 small) Eggplants Vegetable Oil
DirectionsCut the bread into small squares, and fry in vegetable oil until lightly browned. Cut the eggplant into squares and lightly salt. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Fry the eggplant in the same oil used for the bread, add more oil if necessary. Fry the pine nuts in the same oil. In a bowl, mix plain yogurt with 2 cloves garlic, whisk until combined well. In a deep serving dish, layer as follows: Eggplant, Bread, Chickpeas, Yogurt, Pine Nuts