posted by Angel 09-11-98 3:25 PM
Potato Kibbi (Kibbit batata bi sanieh)
Serves 6 to 8
Cooking time 1 +1/4 hours
6 medium sized potatoes 750 g. (1 + 1/2 lbs.)
1 + 1/2 cups fine burghul
1 medium sized onion, grated
1/2 cup fine parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon dried mint
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2-3 teaspoons salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup plain flour, optional
1 large onion, halved then sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
Scrub and cook potatoes in boiling,salted water until tender. Peel and mash.
Place burghul in a fine sieve and rinse with cild water. Press with back of spoon to extract moisture, then turn into a large
bowl and leave for 15 minutes.
Add rest of ingredients, except flour. Mix, taste, add more salt if necessary.
Knead well with hand, moistening it occasionally with water. If mixture is too soft add enough flour to make a firm paste,
Put sliced onions and half the oil in a 25cm x 30cm (10"x12") baking pan or 30cm (12") round dish. Dot potato paste over
onions, then spread evenly with a spatula. Cut into diamond shapes, using an oiled knife.
Pour remaining oilover top and bake in a hot oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in dish, then serve at room
temperature with salad. Good served hot, in which case cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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