Tunisian chakchouka

    40 min

    Chakchouka (or Shakshouka) is a Tunisian dish of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices and eggs. It's popular throughout North Africa and Israel. It is usually eaten for breakfast or lunch, but it's tasty anytime! Serve with crusty bread.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 1 pepper, thinly sliced (any colour)
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or to taste
    • 450g chopped tomatoes
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped, or to taste
    • 4 eggs

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, peppers and garlic; cook and stir until the vegetables have softened and the onion has turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
    2. Combine the tomatoes, cumin, paprika, salt and chilli into a bowl and mix briefly. Pour the tomato mixture into the frying pan, and stir to combine.
    3. Simmer, uncovered, until the tomato juices have cooked off, about 10 minutes. Make four indentations in the tomato mixture for the eggs. Crack the eggs into the indentations. Cover the frying pan and let the eggs cook until they're firm but not dry, about 5 minutes.

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    made this 3 times , the 2nd and 3rd times , I added some diced vegetarian sausage and chopped mushrooms - beautiful , even my friends kids liked it  -  12 Oct 2017


    Absolutely delicious, I will definitely be making this one again. Thanks for sharing.  -  13 May 2017


    This came out wonderful. I love savory breakfasts and this really hits the spot! I multiplied by about 10 and used 36 eggs. Our staff really enjoyed it. Thank you!  -  27 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)