Balaleet - Breakfast from Qatar

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“I found this on someone's blog. I edited her recipe to (re) add 1TB sugar. Her comment: "I did like the play of textures with the crispy noodles and fluffy egg though. I would definitely try this recipe again, especially for a brunch with other people!"”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup vermicelli, broken in to about 1 inch pieces or 12 cup cut spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 14 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg, omelette


  1. Boil Vermicelli about 2 minutes less than package directs. Drain then toss in to a mixing boil.
  2. Immediately toss in sugar, cinnamon, ginger and mix well. The heat of the pasta will dissolve the sugar.
  3. In a small non stick frying pan melt butter over medium high heat. Stir in orange juice.
  4. Pour in noodle mixture and spread to flatten. Cover and turn heat down to medium low. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the liquid has absorbed and the bottom has crisped.
  5. Set aside noodle cake and wipe out the frying pan. Make a one egg omelette. Cut the omelette into a few large pieces and serve on top of the noodle cake.

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