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Mbattan al batata wal lahm

An easy yummy Libyan recipe.
Author: Amira


  • 2 lb potato.
  • 1/2 lb minced lamb meat with fat- I've used beef.
  • 1 medium yellow onion- minced.
  • 1/2 fresh parsley- finely chopped.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 1/4 c bread crumbs.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 1/2 tsp paprika.
  • Flour for coating.
  • Oil for frying.


  • Mix the meat, parsley, breadcrumbs, onion, salt and pepper in a bowel.
  • Cut the potato as if you are going to make a think slice but do not go all the way to the end.
  • Cut another thin slice, but this time cut all the way through.
  • Now you will have a potato slice that opens like a sandwich.
  • Stuff each pocket with the meat mixture.
  • Beat the eggs with paprika and a pinch of salt.
  • Sip the potato in the eggs then cover with flour.
  • Fry in oil.
  • Take it out when it is golden brown and make sure the potato and the meat are done.
  • You enjoy it as is or prepare some tomato sauce and pour on top.