Oops! what are these?

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Oops! what are these?

Post by BBLUX » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:51 am

We bought these the other day. They were with the dried fruit and nuts section and we thought they were some sort of roasted bean.

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And the packet

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They are bullet hard so not what we thought.

So, the question is what are they and how do we use them please?


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Post by Countessa » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:02 am

Hmm, how curious! Well, the packet says 'buqoliat'. They look like mini fuul beans to me :dun:

Btw, I love your dinner plate! Where did you get it from??

Edited to say that I've just checked Google Translate and here ya go!!

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Post by Mimimay » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:12 pm

I thought they looked like little fuul beans countessa.
I'm sure I've got a plate like that in red and mine came from McDonalds :)
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Post by Goddess » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:32 pm

So what are you going to do with them BB??!!
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Post by Once bitten » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:43 pm

They could be coffee beans, but without tasting them and handling them I would not commit myself. :dun: :dun: :mb:

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Post by Horus » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:44 pm

I'm sure I've got a plate like that in red and mine came from McDonalds
Hey Mimimay has been nicking plates from Mc Dee's :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Countessa » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:46 pm

:lol: Gosh, McD's must be really posh in MM's area! No plastic trays for them ;)
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Post by Goddess » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:58 pm

They definitely aren't coffee beans.

I think they are the true fuul bean which is slightly smaller than the fava bean (Yep, I did consult my book of beans!)
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Post by BBLUX » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:08 pm

Regarding the plates :roll: they all have this funny sMile emblem on the bottom and we have a stack of them...they came with the apartment.

Back to the beans, so Fuul beans how do you cook them then, boil them to death for 8 hours or is it simpler than that? Next question, having never eaten anything which I knew for certain to be fuul but might have done, what does the end result look and taste like?
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Post by FABlux » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:14 pm

They're coffee bean/peanut size but definitely not coffee bean flavour. :P

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Post by Goddess » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:34 pm

BBLUX wrote:
Back to the beans, so Fuul beans how do you cook them then, boil them to death for 8 hours or is it simpler than that? Next question, having never eaten anything which I knew for certain to be fuul but might have done, what does the end result look and taste like?
Boiling them to death is a bit extreme, bless their little beany hearts! Fuul is normally made by cooking over a VERY low heat overnight. But I suppose you could stick some in a pan - bring to the boil and leave for a few hours and then bring to the boil again for a couple of hours.
Or you could just try pre soaking them in some water over night - and then bring to the boil the next day for a while.

As to what you do with them, other than make fuul, is beyond me! But then there are multiple versions of fuul - so you could experiment. My favourite Fuul variety is: After they've cooked, put some oil and butter in a pan - add garlic and tip in the beans - serve either mashed or not.

But you can add onion, garlic and chopped tomato
Or Tahina
Or Just plain olive oil
(Says Goddess as she tries to remember what the other varieties are on the Mohamed Ahmed Menu!)

Or stick them in a casserole!
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Post by BBLUX » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:38 pm

Right, we have and use a slow cooker so perhaps we could lob them in that with some other casserole ingredients and let the lot fester for 5 or 6 hours. See what comes out then.
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Post by Mimimay » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:33 pm

Countessa wrote::lol: Gosh, McD's must be really posh in MM's area! No plastic trays for them ;)
No it's from Luxor !! :lol: Still is actually.
It wasfree from McDonalds (didn't steal it :lol: )years ago, must be ten years ago Doesn't anyone remember them at all :oops:

That's why you have so many in the apartment Fabby, they must have been BIG McDonalds fans at one time :lol:
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Post by Goddess » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:37 pm

:lol:
I remember the freebie Maccy D's plates MM. They came in four colours or patterns. I was too skint to afford A Maccy D's meal at that time though - so missed out on the plates (Could have done with them too, since I didn't have any plates at all until my mum took pity on me!)
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Post by Countessa » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:49 pm

:( Am feeling all left out with the free McD's plates!!

I'll go and console myself with a drink from my Coca Cola glass (purple don't you know!) - also from McDonalds, so there!!!! :P
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Post by Mimimay » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:59 pm

Goddess wrote::lol:
I remember the freebie Maccy D's plates MM. They came in four colours or patterns. I was too skint to afford A Maccy D's meal at that time though - so missed out on the plates (Could have done with them too, since I didn't have any plates at all until my mum took pity on me!)
I was too skint too Goddess :lol: :lol:
Someone had very kindly treated me to a meal there and lo and behold we got a free plate !! which was very much needed :lol: Only got the one though.
I was thrilled when I got a teaspoon from the teabag box and the Nescafe glasses were the only ones I had :oops: I did manage to get quite a lot of those and they are still going strong. Well most of them are :lol:
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Post by Mimimay » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:01 pm

Countessa wrote::( Am feeling all left out with the free McD's plates!!

I'll go and console myself with a drink from my Coca Cola glass (purple don't you know!) - also from McDonalds, so there!!!! :P
Yes but you have to pay for those in Luxor don't you Countessa !
We get them free in UK, but got one in Luxor and gave it to MIL :lol: I bet she doesn't use it :mrgreen:
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Post by Winged Isis » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:24 am

Barry, fuul looks like the mashed bean mixture you get with Mexican food eg. nachos. But doesn't taste as good, IMHO! :roll:
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Post by BBLUX » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:20 am

Thank you WI, yes I have had it with Egyptian meals then. Just never actully felt the need to order a portion of Fuul :roll:
I guess, as I said, we will stick them. in a tagine or casserole.
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Post by Mimimay » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:28 am

You live in Luxor and you've never had fuul ????
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