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A plate of food with meats, vegetables and potatoes
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Mbattan al batata wal lahm

An easy yummy Libyan recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Libyan cuisine, Middle East
Diet: Halal
Servings: 4
Calories: 447kcal
Author: Amira


  • 2 lb potato.
  • 1/2 lb ground 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 thick 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.
  • Dip 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.
  • Serve as is or prepare some tomato sauce then pour on top.



Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 1215mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg