Provençale Piperade

    30 min

    Pep up this attractive traditional dish of softly scrambled eggs and sautéed peppers with some chilli, then serve with garlic bread and a crisp, green salad for a fast and easy meal. Delicious!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 red peppers, sliced
    • 2 yellow peppers, sliced
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1/4 tsp crushed chilli flakes, or to taste
    • 50g soft sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
    • 8 eggs
    • small bunch of fresh basil leaves, about 20g, torn

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan or sauté pan. Add the sliced peppers, onion, garlic and chilli flakes, and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned.
    2. Add the tomatoes to the vegetables in the pan. Season, then cook over a medium heat for 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture is very soft and thick, and most of the liquid has evaporated.
    3. Break the eggs into a bowl and add the torn basil leaves. Beat lightly with a fork. Pour the eggs into the pan and stir over a low heat for about 2 minutes or until the mixture has thickened and looks like soft scrambled eggs. Serve immediately.

    To serve

    For quick, homemade garlic bread cut a slightly stale ciabatta loaf or small baguette into thick diagonal slices. Mix 1 crushed garlic clove into 3 tbsp olive oil, then lightly brush on both sides of each slice. Cook on a heated ridged griddle or under a hot grill for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned.

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