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In my most recent series, I wanted to discover how people from around the world cook, eat, and enjoy zucchini. Since zucchini is a fairly mild-flavored vegetable, I wasn’t sure what to expect with the submissions. Yet still, the last thing I thought I would find was a recipe that pairs zucchini with scrambled eggs. But hey, this Jordanian dish of zucchini and eggs is full of surprises.
Koosa Wu Beidh, which translates to zucchini with eggs, is a well-known breakfast dish across Jordan. At least that’s what Rose tells me, a Jordanian native and the person behind this beautiful dish. According to Rose, Koosa Wu Beidh is a popular breakfast item that people like her mother love to make on a slow morning. She adds that it’s also a great introduction to her country’s cuisine. She explains that Jordan’s culture around food has a deep appreciation for resources, using fresh ingredients, and producing zero waste in the kitchen. Which explains how Koosa Wu Beidh became such a staple meal.
Koosa Wu Beidh is definitely a humble dish that doesn’t involve a lot of ingredients, time, or techniques to create. To make Koosa Wu Beidh for yourself, you’ll start by dicing up plenty of zucchini and onion. With a bit of olive oil, these two ingredients are sauteed together with a bit of coriander until soft. Then, you’ll scramble in your eggs and some fresh parsley until everything is blended and ready to eat. It’s as simple as that. However, Rose does mention that it’s absolutely mandatory to scoop the zucchini and eggs with a bit of flatbread, alongside some salted slices of tomatoes and olives.
Even though Koosa Wu Beidh is a simple combination of ingredients, you’re still able to taste the unique flavor of each one. It also highlights so many amazing textures from the soft eggs to the tender zucchini and onions. As Rose so wonderfully puts it, Koosa Wu Beidh is definitely not a dish that focuses on fancy ingredients or techniques, but rather on preserving memories and ingredients. I recommend trying Koosa Wu Beidh as soon as possible, but as Rose says, “Try this on a day where you can slow down and just enjoy the food, enjoy the company, and enjoy the silence.”
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