Baa’leh (purslane) is a secret herb of Lebanese cuisine. Its “meaty” leaves, “iron-y” taste, and dark green color make it very special.
Batata harra means literally “hot potato” (as in spicy), as it is a fried potato (baked in some lighter versions!) that is seasoned with the coriander-garlic power couple and hot pepper, or red chile flakes. Batata harra is a must for a mezze table.
Batata jezzynyieh is the town of Jezzine’s take on batata harra, but made with cumin, the South’s spice.