Sunday, September 20, 2009
Eid Dinner - Musakhan
This is a very famous Palestinian recipe and relatively easy to make. Some people bake the bread, but I will just pick it up already made. You can also use any time of flatbread. This recipe makes six servings takes about two hours to make.
1 whole chicken
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 1/2 pounds onions, peeled and sliced thin
1/4 cup sumac
2 large khubz 'arabi (Arabic flatbread)
1. Cut the chicken into up into two breasts, two thighs, two legs, and two wings. Salt and pepper the chicken. You can add other spices if you like. Brown the chicken on all sides, cover with water, and cook under tender. After the chicken is done, remove the pieces from the water and place in a grilling pan, adding one onion cut into small pieces with salt, pepper, and summac. Grill in the oven.
2. Cut up the onions and deep fry them in the olive oil under they are golden brown. Add the sumac and cook for 2 minutes to mix.
3. To prepare the bread, spread the fried onions (and their oil) evenly onto the flatbread bread. Place the chicken over the bread. Sprinkle with summac. You can add fried pine nuts and fresh parsley for garnish.