Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Egyptian vermicelli with sugar

Polish: krajanka / nitki
German: Fadennudeln
Portuguese: aletria
Turkish: tel şehriye
Spanish: fideos
Estonian: niitnuudlid
Bresciano: formentì
Greek: φιδές
Persian: ورمیشل
Czech: vlasové nudle

I am not a big fan of pasta; actually, I prepare them sparsely at home. Once a month or less. But Egyptian-style sugar vermicelli is something I really like, depsite of being pasta :) It was the first Egyptian dish I actually tried. Cheap, easy and sweet, is a good alternative if you wanna eat something sweet but your fridge is empty. I hope you will enjoy شعرية بالسكر, Egyptian vermicelli with sugar recipe, as well!

vermicelli (let's say, 1/2 pack / about 1 cup)
ghee, 1 tablespoon or more
water (about 1/2 liter)
sugar to taste, about 5 tablespoons

1. Fry vermicelli in ghee until golden brown, stirring all the time. Do not burn them!



2. In a saucepan, dissolve sugar in water. Add golden vermicelli (together with ghee in which it was fried). Cook on a medium heat until vermicelli are soft

3. You can serve it hot or cooled (my idea is to sprinkle the dish with cinnamon and serve with vanilla quark)



2 comments:

Bunda Nadine said...

Hi, Ewa, thanks for stopping by to my blog:). For the eggs, I boiled it using an egg mold with 4 hole to make four different shapes. You can see the mold & how to use it through my friend blog here http://bellnad.blogspot.com/2008/03/eggs-machine.html

Ewa's corner: milk & pumpkin said...

Hello Nadine! Thank you for your answer. I was already afraid that this lovely flowery yolk is your sweet secret and you won't share it :) Now I have to visit your friend's site. I am sure I will wisit your blog again and again: even if I don't speak Indonesian, I love to see your lunchboxes :)
Greetings,
Ewa