Tunisian fricassee - sandwich bread from tunisia

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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!!
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  1. Awesome recipe Priya..when you deep fry won't the dough dunk more oil?..how about we baking it?..and I guess we can even curry those chickpea..the options are so many I think, excellent one and thanks for the entry as well!..Love your bread series..

    1. No valli, it didn't soak.up oil. Yes we can even try baking it and stuffing options are more, since I was making it for my breakfast I just made it.with whatever I had in hand, kept some.dor my hubby's breakfast for tomorrow., maybe wil tey somew with a nice spread!

    2. Sure do try and let me know..:)

  2. Lovely looking spongy bread..looks delicious. .and the stuffing might be simple but we can always pep it up.

  3. Wow, lovely deep brown crust with spongy crumble, wow this bread looks absolutely stunning Priya..

  4. Wow, Priya that bread looks so wonderful. Looking at the pictures I thought it was baked until I read the recipe. Stuffing options are endless but what you have there is just perfect for a monring breakfast.

  5. I was sure it had been baked especially when I saw the picture of the crumb. Would never have guessed it was deep fried. Great breakfast bread.

  6. Oh wow these deep fried sandwich bread looks fantastic and soft :) tempting sandwich !!

  7. That sandwich sounds yummy. The bread texture looks so wonderful and I was surprised to note that these are not baked.

  8. The bread texture is very tempting, Priya.

  9. Wow, didn't realize they were deep fried until I read the recipe. They look great for a fried bread. Veggie sandwich looks so yummy!!!

  10. I love these sandwich rolls and wouldn't mind having the tuna version but I would never have thought they were fried

  11. The rolls looks so good and with the filling even more colorful!As Srivalli and you already mentioned, the filling can be changed to suit our preferences...

  12. Priya I want some of these delicious bread.


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