Egg And Potato Mash (Batata Wu Bayd)

Egg And Potato Mash (Batata Wu Bayd)

Egg And Potato Mash (Batata Wu Bayd) 850 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

The incredibly comforting Middle Eastern Egg And Potato Mash (Batata Wu Bayd) is a great breakfast or brunch recipe idea. You could have it for lunch, dinner or on those lazy days when you don’t feel like cooking.

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egg and potato served in a bowl


  • 1 large potato
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon cumin ground
  • ½ teaspoon Arabian Spice or Bharat -Middle Eastern Seven Spice Blend (See Rouba’s Tips)
  • parsley finely chopped
  • spring onion finely chopped
  • salt to season
  • olive oil

Notes from Rouba

  • Arabian spice is my blend known in the Middle East as Bharat or 7-spice blend. You can find it at Middle Eastern grocery stores and various supermarkets. Otherwise, you can substitute with 5-spice or allspice.
  • Which variety of potatoes to use: for mash, Dutch cream is a great option and Sebago is an excellent all-rounder. Know your potato guide.


Step 1.
Place the potatoes in salted boiling water. Bring to a boil until cooked through then drain.

While the potatoes are cooking, place the eggs in a small saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil, cooking until cooked through. Remove then peel.

Step 2.
There are no more steps required here.  All you need to do for this recipe is combine it in the order suggested.

  1. On a board or a plate, coarsely mash the potatoes and egg and combine well.
  2. Season with salt, a sprinkle of cumin and a sprinkle of Arabian Spice/Bharat/7-spice blend or Allspice.
  3. Drizzle with good quality olive oil.
  4. Garnish generously with parsley and spring onion.
  5. If you love olive oil, go ahead and drizzle some more.

ingredients for egg and potato on a black board

egg and potato served in black bowl

Servings: serves 1-2

Why you will love this recipe:

Simple to make
Great for lazy days
Healthy and delicious

Sahtan – Enjoy In Good Health

  • Jeanne from Montreal 😊🌸🌺 May 24, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Hello Rouba

    Amazing recipe. Reminded me of my childhood. Pls i would like to know what exactly are the 7 spices in the 7 Bharat.

    Thank u. I love ur page. I think it s the best arabic food on insta.

    • Thank you so much. I’m so glad you love it! The spice usually includes, black pepper, cumin, coriander ground, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamon. If this is unavailable to you, use allspice. Hope that helps❤️