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Offal Cuisine Calf Liver Dinner

Offal Cuisine Calf Liver Dinner Liver lover's Kibdah Iskandarani Egyptian calf liver recipe is popular street food and homemade food dish made in Egyptian households. This calf liver recipe is made with pan-fried beef liver with garlic, peppers and spice served with tahini sauce and Egyptian bread. 

The African Gourmet Egyptian Liver Recipe

Make liver tonight follow step-by-step The African Gourmet Egyptian Liver Recipe and learn Egypt facts.

Offal Cuisine Tender Calf Liver Dinner.


Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

1/3 cup cooking oil
1 pound calf’s liver, chopped
6 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 medium red tomatoes, diced
1 chili pepper, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon cloves powder
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
Juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
In a large frying pan with a lid, over high heat, heat the oil add liver. Stir-fry liver 3 minutes or it until it changes color. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover cook over medium-low heat; cook the liver for 15 minutes.

Facts About Egypt
Tea is the national drink of Egypt.

Food of Egypt

Hummus is dip made from mashed chickpeas, it is often made in Egypt. Offal organ meats are popular in Egypt such as liver sandwiches are popular street food in cities. Chopped-up pieces of liver fried with bell peppers, chili, garlic, cumin, and other spices are served in a baguette-like bread called eish fino. Tea is the national drink of Egypt. While Islam is the majority faith in Egypt and observant Muslims tend to avoid alcohol, alcoholic drinks are still readily available in the country. Popular desserts in Egypt include Umm Ali, Basbousa, and Qatayef. Fish and seafood are common in Egypt's coastal regions. A significant amount of Egyptian cuisine heavily popular with legume and vegetable dishes.

Population of Egypt

Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world and the third most populous country in Africa, behind Nigeria and Ethiopia. Most of the country is desert, so about 95% of the population is concentrated in a narrow strip of fertile land along the Nile River, which represents only about 5% of Egypt’s land area. Egypt’s rapid population growth – 46% between 1994 and 2014 – stresses limited natural resources, jobs, housing, sanitation, education, and health care. Approximately 95% of the population lives within 20 km of the Nile River and its delta; vast areas of the country remain sparsely populated or uninhabited.

Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula

Egypt controls the Sinai Peninsula, the only land bridge between Africa and remainder of Eastern Hemisphere; controls Suez Canal, a sea link between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea; size, and juxtaposition to Israel, establish its major role in Middle Eastern geopolitics; dependence on upstream neighbors; dominance of Nile basin issues; prone to influxes of refugees from Sudan and the Palestinian territories.

Agricultural Land in Egypt

Egypt's agricultural land being lost to urbanization and windblown sands; increasing soil salination below Aswan High Dam; desertification; oil pollution threatening coral reefs, beaches, and marine habitats; other water pollution from agricultural pesticides, raw sewage, and industrial effluents; limited natural fresh water resources away from the Nile, which is the only perennial water source; rapid growth in population overstraining the Nile and natural resources.

Egypt's Economy

Occupying the northeast corner of the African continent, Egypt is bisected by the highly fertile Nile valley where most economic activity takes place. Egypt's economy was highly centralized during the rule of former President Gamal Abdel Nasser but opened up considerably under former Presidents Anwar EL-SADAT and Mohamed Hosni Mubarak. Agriculture, hydrocarbons, manufacturing, tourism, and other service sectors drove the country’s relatively diverse economic activity.

Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt

Africa's Egypt had one of the largest and most famous libraries in the ancient world was the Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt, founded about 295 B.C., it may have survived in some form into the 5th century A.D.; seeking to resurrect the great center of learning and communication, the Egyptian Government in 2002 inaugurated the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, an Egyptian National Library on the site of the original Great Library, which commemorates the original archive and also serves as a center of cultural and scientific excellence.

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.