Cookbook:Fit-fit (Ethiopian Bread Salad)

Fit-fit (Ethiopian Bread Salad)
CategoryEthiopian recipes

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Fit-fit, also known as Ethiopian bread salad, is a delightful and flavorful dish made with torn pieces of injera (Ethiopian flatbread) tossed in a zesty dressing. This salad is a popular breakfast or brunch option in Ethiopian cuisine and is perfect for using up leftover injera.

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  1. Heat the niter kibbeh or regular butter in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the finely chopped onion to the pan and sauté until translucent and slightly browned.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes and jalapeño pepper (if using) and cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes start to soften.
  4. Sprinkle the berbere spice blend over the mixture and mix well to coat the onions and tomatoes. Adjust the amount of berbere according to your preferred level of spiciness.
  5. Add the torn pieces of injera to the pan and gently toss them with the onion and tomato mixture.
  6. Sauté the mixture for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the injera is heated through and slightly crispy.
  7. Season with salt to taste. Keep in mind that injera can be slightly sour, so adjust the salt accordingly.
  8. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley.
  9. Serve warm as a delicious and satisfying breakfast or brunch option.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • Injera is made from teff flour, which is gluten-free and high in dietary fiber.
  • Fit-fit can be customized to your preference by adding other ingredients such as diced cucumbers, bell peppers, or cooked lentils.
  • This recipe is versatile and can be adjusted based on the amount of leftover injera you have. Feel free to increase or decrease the quantities of ingredients accordingly.
  • To give your fit-fit a tangy twist, you can squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over the salad just before serving.
  • Some versions of fit-fit include the addition of scrambled eggs or crumbled feta cheese for extra flavor and protein.
  • You can experiment with different spices or spice blends to create your own unique twist on this traditional Ethiopian dish.