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                            Dfina (Sabbath Stew)
 
 Recipe By     : Cooking the Israeli Way by Josephine Bacon 
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Courses- Beef               Shabbat
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4  cups          chickpeas -- (1/2 pound)
    1 1/4  cups          navy beans -- (1/2 pound)
    4      tablespoons   vegetable oil
    2      large         onions -- finely chopped
    6      small         new potatoes -- peeled
    2      pounds        beef (flank steak, short ribs or brisket) -- cut
                         into 2 cubes
    8                    uncooked eggs in their shells
    4      cloves        garlic -- finely chopped
    1      teaspoon      ground coriander
    1      teaspoon      ground cumin
    1      teaspoon      allspice
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      pepper
 
 Place the chickpeas and navy beans in separate bowls. Add enough water to each 
 bowl to just cover and soak overnight.
 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high 
 heat and saute onions until golden brown. Place potatoes, onions, meat, and egg
 s in their sheels into a large ovenproof pot or casserole with a tight fitting 
 lid. (Be careful not to break eggs.) Drain chickpeas and beans, discarding soak
 ing liquid, and add them to the pot. Add garlic, coriander, cumin and allspice 
 and mix well.  Add enough water to pot to barely cover contents. If lid of pot 
 does not fit tightly, put a layer of foil between pot and lid. Bake stew for 1 
 hour. Stir in salt and pepper. Reduce heat to lowest setting and cook for 5 to 
 8 hours.
 Remove eggs from shells and cut into quarters. Serve stew hot, garnished with e
 gg.
 
 *This version is from Egypt and is characterized by the hard-cooked eggs which 
 have delicious, creamy yolks from cooking so slowly. 
 Cooking the Israeli Way by Josephine Bacon p. 38  
 Lerner Publications Co. 1986  ISBN: 0- 8225-0912-1
 
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