By Nawal Nasrallah

Eggplant Sandwich

لفّة بيتنجان
Laffat Betinjan

Vegetarians’ paradise!

Eggplant makes easy but bewitchingly scrumptious sandwiches. They are quite popular in Iraq, eaten especially at dinnertime, the time for the smaller meal of the day (for lunch, more serious stuff is offered). Interestingly, Iraqi Jews used to eat it for the Sabbath morning meal, and they simply called it laffa (wrap sandwich), and they are the ones credited for making it a popular sandwich in Israel today, where it is more popularly known as sabich (but see a reader’s comment below).

Sabich, the name, is most probably derived from the word …read more