Fattet al makdous

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Middle East
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Amira
Syrian eggplant fatteh. Roasted Eggplant dish with ground beef, pita chips and yogurt sauce bursting with flavors and textures.
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Ingredients

  • 3 medium eggplants cut into rings.
  • 1/4 cup oil + 2 Tablespoons for browning the meat.
  • 1.5 lb ground beef.
  • 1 medium onion diced.
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings.
  • salt and pepper.
  • 1 can tomato paste. 6oz

For the yogurt sauce

  • 2 cup plain yogurt.
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed.
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini.
  • Salt.

For the pita bread

  • 5 medium pita breads cut into squares.
  • Oil for frying or for toasting in the oven.

Instructions

  • Heat a nonstick pan on medium. add the eggplant pieces, brushing with olive oil on both sides, until nicely browned. Takes about 2 minutes per side.
  • Crispy roasted flat bread pieces topped with layers of eggplant and saucy minced meat with a final yogurt, garlic-y salt. A Syrian recipe that will take the eggplants from average to amazing. If there ever was an eggplant dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it.
  • While the eggplants are cooking start preparing the meat, in another skillet over medium heat add 2 Tablespoon oil , then saute onion for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Crispy roasted flat bread pieces topped with layers of eggplant and saucy minced meat with a final yogurt, garlic-y salt. A Syrian recipe that will take the eggplants from average to amazing. If there ever was an eggplant dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it.
  • Add the meat and spices, stirring well until the meat is almost completely browned.
  • Crispy roasted flat bread pieces topped with layers of eggplant and saucy minced meat with a final yogurt, garlic-y salt. A Syrian recipe that will take the eggplants from average to amazing. If there ever was an eggplant dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir well to combine, let it cook for another 5 minutes then remove from heat.
  • Crispy roasted flat bread pieces topped with layers of eggplant and saucy minced meat with a final yogurt, garlic-y salt. A Syrian recipe that will take the eggplants from average to amazing. If there ever was an eggplant dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it.
  • Prepare the pita chips by deep frying( tastiest option), or toasting in the oven until golden brown(healthiest option) or buy a bag of pita chips(easiest option, the one I did).
  • Mix the yogurt sauce ingredients well.
  • Crispy roasted flat bread pieces topped with layers of eggplant and saucy minced meat with a final yogurt, garlic-y salt. A Syrian recipe that will take the eggplants from average to amazing. If there ever was an eggplant dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it.
  • Assemble the dish by layering the pita chips on the bottom of your serving dish.
  • Crispy roasted flat bread pieces topped with layers of eggplant and saucy minced meat with a final yogurt, garlic-y salt. A Syrian recipe that will take the eggplants from average to amazing. If there ever was an eggplant dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it.
  • Top with a layer of roasted eggplants.
  • Crispy roasted flat bread pieces topped with layers of eggplant and saucy minced meat with a final yogurt, garlic-y salt. A Syrian recipe that will take the eggplants from average to amazing. If there ever was an eggplant dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it.
  • Then a layer of the saucy meat.
  • Crispy roasted flat bread pieces topped with layers of eggplant and saucy minced meat with a final yogurt, garlic-y salt. A Syrian recipe that will take the eggplants from average to amazing. If there ever was an eggplant dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it.
  • Then another layer of the eggplants, and so on until the eggplants are finished, make sure to end with an eggplant layer.
  • Crispy roasted flat bread pieces topped with layers of eggplant and saucy minced meat with a final yogurt, garlic-y salt. A Syrian recipe that will take the eggplants from average to amazing. If there ever was an eggplant dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it.
  • Top with the yogurt sauce and sprinkle some roasted nuts on top , preferably pinenuts.
  • Crispy roasted flat bread pieces topped with layers of eggplant and saucy minced meat with a final yogurt, garlic-y salt. A Syrian recipe that will take the eggplants from average to amazing. If there ever was an eggplant dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it.
  • Serv immediately... Enjoy!!.

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