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Hazem and Maher made scrambled eggs with sujuk, and we ate makdous.
Chicago is yaprakis; Beirut is makdous; and Baghdad—well, Baghdad is another story.
In Lebanon it can refer to any food preserved for winter or hard times—pickles, jam, dried cheese, makdous preserved in olive oil, sun-dried tomato paste, honeyed fruit, even meat preserved in rendered fat.
In my fridge one evening, behind the spoiled milk, was a batch of makdous Lebanese preserved eggplant that I made before Christmas.
makdous Baby eggplant stuffed with walnuts, garlic, and hot peppers and preserved in olive oil.