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Place of originLibya
Main ingredientsFlour dough fried in oil
Similar dishes

Sfinz (Arabic: سفنز) is a Libyan doughnut. It is prepared with a flour dough fried in oil. Sfinz is eaten sprinkled with sugar or soaked in honey or date molasses.[1] It can be eaten for Friday breakfast or for afternoon tea.[1] Though it is eaten year-round,[2] it is especially popular during the winter months and around Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.[3] It is the Libyan version of the sfenj[4] doughnuts that are widely popular across the other countries of the Maghreb.[5]

Sfinz can also be prepared with a fried egg in the center.[3] The egg can be runny or hard, and is often topped with cheese.[5][2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Libyan Dougnut: Sfinz (سفنز (معجنات مقلية". Libyan food. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Alharathy, Safa (26 August 2017). "Libyan Cuisine: Sfinz". Libyan Observer. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "السفنز على الطريقة الليبية". بوابة الوسط الليبي (in Arabic). 24 October 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ Also known as khfaf in Algeria and yo-yos in Tunisia
  5. ^ a b Hamza, Umm (9 April 2015). "SFINZ / SFENJ". Halal Home Cooking. Retrieved 7 August 2018.