This kibbeh is a vegan type of kibbeh and is called kibbeh heeleh, which means tricky kibbeh; tricky because it looks like the real thing (with meat) but contains no meat whatsoever. The shell is potato, bulgur and some flour to bind the paste. The filling is made up of onions, pumpkin, golden raisins and pomegranates.
It is found it at a local supermarket in Beirut alongside many other delightful appetizers.
The shape of these kibbeh is easier to achieve: You simply leave them open! Fry them and fill them whenever you please with this type of filling or another (eggplant for instance). They are a perfect party dish, since they can be prepare long in advance and are savored at room temperature.
Here is a recipe for a squash kibbeh (simply substitute the potato for squash) until I get a recipe published for these.
Sunday fishermen on the Corniche waterfront in Beirut.
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