Day 3- Ramadan Morocco

The third day of Ramadan started bright and early with my alarm going off after I cat napped for 1 1/2 hours.  I proceeded to cook a quick omelet which I added some Kiri – Garlic and Herb cheese to and chug another liter of water.

The confusing Fajr athan called out across the Old Medina and I prayed Fajr Salat.  After which – I passed out patty – as my mother would say- and slept till around 11am when I was woken by my cellphones ringtone – the theme to Knight Rider which was my Darija tutor calling to ask if we were still on for our session.

Sleep crusted eyes and half asleep I rescheduled for the next day at 2pm.

I decided I needed to feel more productive about cooking during Ramadan – so I decided I need to cook something for iftar.

So I went shopping and purchased – Onions, Green Peppers, tomatoes and Eggs.

I then came back home after surprising the local veggie lady when she found out that I was American.

I had recently gotten and email about a recipe my mom cooked involving baked potatoes and onions – so I decided to do a twist on that recipe.

One baking dish

1/2 a cup of olive oil

1 Table spoon salt

2 Table spoons black pepper

Sliced 8 small potatoes and 1 large onion – toss in a bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Also add 3 whole cloves of garlic  – toss and place at the bottom of the baking dish. Bake at 300 F till the potatoes are mostly cooked  – 45- 50 minutes -then pull out of the oven and let cool.

Take the sausage you can buy the local hanut slice thinly and then julien them and place over the potatoes and onions in the pan.

* You may want to add oil to the pan to prevent the egg mixture from sticking – or oil the pan before baking the potatoes and onions *

Then take – 6 -8 eggs depending on the size of your baking dish cream with Kiri Garlic and Herb cheese and pour over the Potato and Onions that you baked earlier.

If the egg mixture doesn’t fully cover the potatoes and onions that fine but its better to cover the potatoes and onions.

Bake until the egg mixture is firm and has pulled away from the side of the baking pan – keep an eye on it because it can burn.

Cool, cut into squares and serve.

People really loved it for iftar although its very spicy with the pepper – so feel free to play with that to get it to your taste.

As it was my site mates last night in our site – we walked over to his host family house, had iftar with them, hung out and then walked home.

He left early the next morning to go to Rabat before completing medical and his exit interview and being shipped back to America.

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