Tunisian fricassee – sandwich bread from tunisia

Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa. Tunisian cuisine, the cuisine of Tunisia, is a blend of Mediterranean and desert dwellers’ culinary traditions. Its distinctive spicy fieriness comes from neighbouring Mediterranean countries and the many civilizations which have ruled the land now known as Tunisia.
Thanks to its long coastline and numerous fishing ports, Tunisia offers an abundant and varied selection of fish. Most diners in Tunisia are also content to have their fish fillet simply fire-grilled and seasoned with olive oil, a lemon squeeze and salt and pepper to taste. Fish can also be baked, fried in olive oil, stuffed, seasoned with cumin (kamoun). 

Today in our bread hunt in tunisia, we are going to taste Fricasse -a tiny sandwich normaly stuffed with tuna, harissa, olives and olive oil.  I tried them witha  simple stuffing of cheese, cucumber and chickpeas and slightly seasoned with freshly ground pepper.

Source : Food bridge

2 cups All purpose flour
1 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp honey
3/4 cups water
1 -2 tbsp oil
Vegetable oil for deep frying


  • Take flour,  salt, honey & yeast together in a bowl. Whisk well to combine. Slowly add water and start kneading.  As you knead add oil and make a soft dough. 

  • Take the dough to a kneading surface,  I used my kitchen  counter for  this.Knead about 4-5 minutes to get a soft dough. 
  • Divide the dough into 6-7 portions. Roll each portion into a ball and shape it into a elongated buns of the size of your fist. Let  the shaped rolls rest for about an hour or until doubled. 

  • Once doubled,  heat a deep pan with oil, when it is hot enough,  drop the buns gently and deep fry until golden brown on all sides. Remove using slotted spoon and drain on a kitchen towel.
  • Let the bread cool well. Then slice it using a bread knife and stuff with your favorite stuffing and make a delicious sandwich
  • I stuffed my bread with cheese slice,cucumber slices and a tbsp of chickpeas and seasoned them with a dash of pepper. Yumm it was!!

Sending this delicious sandwich bread to Come,join us for breakfast event happening +srivalli jetti‘s space.