Thursday, April 10, 2014

I is for Injera

Injera is...very hard to explain. Think a spongy, sourdough soft tortilla and you might be close. It's main ingredient is teff, a locally grown grain, that is used to make a pancake like mix that is then poured over a large flat stone (extra large pizza size) and cooked for a few minutes.

Injera is served with every meal. Or rather, every meal is served on injera. You cover the plate with it, put the wat on top, and then rip off pieces of the injera that you use to pick up food with to eat. Think using pieces of bread to eat hummus, only your could be picking up something as solid as a piece of potato or as liquidy as ketchup. Also expect to use injera to eat injera, either as a dish called firfir or just to clean the plate.


Sylvia Ney said...

I'm so glad to find your blog, and learn. Thank you for sharing! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge, and I look forward to visiting again!


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