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Tunisian Chickpea breakfast dish


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Tunisian Chickpea breakfast dish

FelafelBoy | Jan 28, 2007 08:30 PM

In a recent episode of the travel show aired on public television (alternative stations in the PBS network?) "Globetrekker" featuring unusual and favorite foods from around the world, one of the guides while in Tunisia had a chickpea soup for breakfast called "Leblebi" or something like that.

It consisted of boiled chickpeas, and once spooned into a bowl, was topped with chili sauce, cumin powder, salt, oil, a raw egg, small bits of what looked like canned tuna, and capers. Is this dish for real?

Does the heat from the cooked chickpeas cook the egg? The combination of ingredients caught me off guard. Does this combination really work? Has anyone ever made this dish?

I can't imagine raw eggs mixed into the hot chick peas a good combination.
Is there some other version of this dish without the tuna and the eggs? Is this version unique to Tunisias taste?

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