Fatta - Egyptian Meat Soup Recipe

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  1. Cube lamb into 1 inch cubes and put with 6 cups water into a stock pot.
  2. Add onions, salt and pepper to taste and bring to a slow boil.
  3. Let simmer for 1 1/2 hours until meat is tender but does not fall apart.
  4. While meat is cooking, bring rice with 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon ghee and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil. Cover and turn heat to lowest, let rice simmer until it is done, ca. 15-20 minutes.
  5. With a slotted spoon, get meat out of the broth, drain.
  6. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon ghee and fry drained meat for some minutes.
  7. Take meat out of the skillet and keep warm.
  8. Add 1/4 cup ghee to the skillet and let melt at medium heat.
  9. Add garlic, fry until lightly coloured.
  10. Remove skillet from stove, add vinegar.
  11. From here, there are two variations:.
  12. First, put one slice of roasted bread into large pot. Top with half of the sauteed garlic and half of the rice. Add some broth, then top with second slice of bread and remaining rice. Top with fried meat cubes and remaining garlic. Pour remaining broth on top and garnish with parsley.
  13. Second: Combine broth and sauteed garlic, bring to a boil. Tear bread into pieces and add just before serving. Serve soup, rice and meat seperately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 825.27 Kcal (3455 kJ)
Calories from fat 554.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61.64g 95%
Cholesterol 180.95mg 60%
Sodium 179.37mg 7%
Potassium 513.03mg 11%
Total Carbs 31.6g 11%
Sugars 2.94g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2.68g 11%
Protein 32.93g 66%
Vitamin C 5mg 8%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Calcium 187mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 114.78 Kcal (481 kJ)
Calories from fat 77.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.57g 95%
Cholesterol 25.17mg 60%
Sodium 24.95mg 7%
Potassium 71.35mg 11%
Total Carbs 4.4g 11%
Sugars 0.41g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.37g 11%
Protein 4.58g 66%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 8%
Iron 0.7mg 29%
Calcium 26mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 21.1
  • 22

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • sugar free

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