Cookbook:Firfir (Ethiopian Spicy Scrambled Eggs with Injera)

Firfir (Ethiopian Spicy Scrambled Eggs with Injera)
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Firfir is a popular Ethiopian dish made with spicy scrambled eggs and pieces of injera, the traditional Ethiopian flatbread. This flavorful and comforting dish is often enjoyed for breakfast or as a light meal. With its aromatic spices and unique texture, firfir is a delightful way to experience the flavors of Ethiopian cuisine.

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onions to the pan and sauté until they become translucent and slightly browned.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and chopped green chilies, and sauté for an additional minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook until they begin to soften.
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add the berbere spice blend, paprika, turmeric, and salt. Mix well to combine.
  6. Push the sautéed vegetables to one side of the pan, creating a space for the eggs.
  7. Pour the beaten eggs into the empty space in the pan and scramble them with a wooden spoon or spatula until they are fully cooked.
  8. Mix the scrambled eggs with the sautéed vegetables in the pan.
  9. Tear the pieces of injera into small bite-sized pieces and add them to the pan. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  10. Cook for a few more minutes, allowing the injera to absorb the flavors and soften slightly.
  11. Remove the pan from heat and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro. Serve hot, and enjoy the spicy and savory flavors of this traditional Ethiopian dish.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • Firfir is traditionally made using leftover injera, but if you don't have any, you can use fresh injera or substitute it with another flatbread.
  • Adjust the spiciness of the dish by adding more or fewer green chilies or berbere spice blend according to your taste preferences.
  • If you prefer a smoother texture, you can break the torn injera into smaller pieces or lightly mash it with a fork while mixing it with the other ingredients.
  • Serve as a standalone dish or as a filling for wraps or sandwiches for a delicious and satisfying meal.