Here at Delicious Israel, we LOVE our sabich. This amazing sandwich is actually one of the only truly Israeli foods - most of our cuisine was brought over by immigrants, or borrowed from existing regional kitchens. Sabich is truly special as a uniquely Israeli invention.
This is one of our street food staples, along with your more common falafel, shawarma and kebab options. Now you won’t have to wait until your next trip to Israel to enjoy this hearty, delicious meal that is both vegetarian and healthy - it only feels sinful. We love to drizzle our sabich not only with the essential tahini sauce, but with a tangy, Iraqi chutney called amba.
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Pita bread, either minis for appetizer “sliders” or half of square pita for a unique shape
Vegetable oil for frying
4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
1 large eggplant, sliced thinly
Israeli Chopped Salad
Salt and pepper to taste
Salt eggplant slices and let sit for 15 minutes to release water. Once the eggplant is “sweaty”, press sliced eggplant between paper towels to remove excess water.
Heat vegetable oil in a deep pot or frying, a few centimeters deep. When hot, add eggplant slices and fry, 1 -3 minutes each side. If you prefer not to fry, brush eggplant with olive oil and bake in 450 degree oven.
Make Israeli chopped salad and tahini.
Place all of the ingredients into the pita: eggplant, salad, hard-boiled eggs and tahini. Drizzle amba on top to your liking.