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The Iraqi Family Cookbook

The Iraqi Family Cookbook
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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Iraqi Amba Sandwich عمبة بالصمون

Today I baked samoun Iraqi bread, and made a very popular Iraqi street food sandwich of Amba (pickled mango), boiled eggs and tomatoes.  You can try it using Ciabat Italian bread which tastes similar to Samoun Iraqi bread. We enjoy this sandwich in picnics too.
To make the sandwich, you need sliced tomatoes, sliced hard boild eggs and a jar of Indian pickled mangoes (Amba). Samoun bread resembles the form of a fish. Use a knife to cut one side of the bread and layer the eggs, tomatoes and pickled mangoes. For a vegetarian sandwich, replace the eggs with slices of boiled potatoes. Very delicious!
                     Shape the dough in a fish form on a floured surface. Leave it to rise for 2 hours covered with a kitchen towel. Bake it in 400 degrees F. for 25 minutes.