I made Iftar!  While I mostly just threw together whatever I could, the one Egyptian dish I made was shorbit lisan asfoor, or “Bird’s Tongue Soup.”  Don’t worry, there aren’t actually birds’ tongues in it.  It is named after the shape of the noodles, which look like large like flattened grains of rice.   It is a very simple soup.  You fry the noodles to a golden brown, and then add broth and bring to a boil until the noodles swell and soften.  I used some chicken stock I had for broth, but you can also used water and add onions, fired garlic, salt, pepper, and other brothy things to taste.  And then serve!  But beware, the noodles swell A LOT, so you may end up making for more than you intend.  ALSO the noodles will continue to soak up the broth, so you may end up with a big blob of noodles instead of soup.

1 comment:

  1. hmmm. I hope you make some when you come home.