Amfouer is a way of using stale or leftover bread, much in the same way bread puddings came about. This recipe is a savory one, however, and is usually topped with a chilled or marinated vegetable salad; tomatoes or sweet peppers work especially well with this dish.
. . . perusing our Salads category under the Caravan Cuisine menu to your left for ideas on what salad to serve with your amfouer!
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 pint sunflower oil
- 2 3/4 pints cold water
- 2 1/4 lb stale bread
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 onion, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350º.
- Put the paprika in a small bowl and cover with the oil; stir and leave the oil to color. Pour the water into a large bowl. Cut the stale bread into chunks. Soak the cunks of bread very quickly in cold water, squeeze them thoroughly to remove excess water, and crumble them finely in another large bowl until all the bread has been crumbled.
- Season the bread with salt, cayenne pepper and the paprika-infused oil (give the oil a quick stir, first). Mix well with a wooden spoon to impregnate all the bread with the seasonings.
- Place steamer basket above a pot half filled with water. Place the chopped onion in the steamer basket first, then the seasoned bread on top. If you do not yet have a vegetable salad prepared, do so now before steaming the bread and onions.
- Once ready, bring the pot of water to a high boil. Add the steamer basket with onion and bread, and watch for steam to arise from the bread. Once this has happened, steam bread and onion for three minutes more, then remove from heat. Pour the amfouer into a large, deep plate, and stir to mix the onion with the bread. Make a well and pour the vegetable salad into it.
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Source: he Momo Cookbook, by Mourad Mazouz
Submitted to Caravan Cuisine by: Amanda Jones
Tags: bread, Cayenne, Moroccan Cuisine, onion, Paprika
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