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Tunisian Fricassee Sandwich

5 from 1 vote
Eilana Tal – @eilanatal
A very flavorful Tunisian fricassee sandwich for a filling breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Servings: 10


  • Pot for deep frying
  • Kitchen tongs


  • Oil for deep frying
  • 24 parchment paper squares

Dough (yields 24 rolls):

  • 2.2 pounds/1 kilogram flour
  • 2 tablespoons dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • cups water
  • ¼ cup oil


  • 2 large potatoes, boiled until tender and cubed
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, cubed
  • 5 pickles, cubed
  • 3 (5-ounces can) tuna in oil
  • 24 teaspoons harissa


  • Knead all the ingredients together into a soft and flexible dough. Cover and let it rise for an hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Divide the dough into balls and shape them into oval rolls as shown in the video. You can also shape them into regular hot dog rolls. Place each roll on a parchment paper square, cover and let rise for about 20 minutes.
  • Fill ½ a pot with oil and heat it up over medium-high heat (the oil is ready at 355-375 °F).
  • Add each roll to the pot with the parchment paper and release it using kitchen tongs. Fry on both sides until golden. Remove from the oil and set aside to cool off for 5 minutes on a baking rack or a plate with paper towel.
  • Combine the potatoes, eggs, pickles and tuna in a bowl.
  • Cut each roll open. Spread 1 teaspoon of harissa, add 2 tablespoons of filling and serve!


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bake the rolls instead of deep frying them?
Sure, preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, spray a thin layer of oil, place the rolls (you might need to bake 12 pieces at a time, depending on the size of your pan), spray with oil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.

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