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)


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 :)