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Tunisian Sandwich in Friccassees

Fricassee - Traditional fried bread from Tunisia

Traditional fried bread from Tunisia. Packed with flavour and with calories.


  • 10 grams active dried yeast
  • 1/2 cup tepid water
  • 400 grams flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • a bit of salt
  • Oil for frying


  • Stir together yeast, water and 1 tablespoon of flour in a bowl.
  • Leave until bubbly (about 10 minutes)
  • Add in all other ingredients
  • Mix together for five minutes
  • Shape into small buns
  • Leave to rise until doubled in size
  • Deep fry in hot oil until golden


Marie just mixed all ingredients together for five minutes. Since I use Active Dried Yeast, which come in hard granules, I've included a yeast activation step.
Adapted from Marie Haviv