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Shakshuka (Tomato and egg scramble)
|I'll tell you what you can
put there :
2 large eggs
- 1 large tomato, diced
1/2 small onion, diced
1 Tbs tomato paste
Spices: black pepper, salt,
etc. to taste
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Shakshuka is great breakfast or brunch food, and is the Iraqi equivalent
of "juevos rancheros!" It also goes great in a pita sandwich
with some hummus and
fresh vegetables! This recipe serves 1-2 people.
I'll tell you what you can do
start out by frying the onion on a medium-low heat in a
bit of olive oil until they start to turn yellow, about
5 minutues. Then I add the diced tomato and the tomato
paste and continue cooking a few more minutes. Sprinkle
on some salt and a whole lot of freshly ground black pepper
(at least one teaspoon).
With the sauce now cooked, I move
it off to one side of the frying pan. I add a bit more
olive oil to the cleared section, and slowly add the beaten
eggs, cooking and scrambling them quickly. In less than
a minute your eggs should be cooked and you can turn off
the heat. Mix in well with the tomato sauce and, why not,
add some more pepper!
Garnish with cilantro and enjoy with
pita bread and hummus! It's sooo good!
The only people I've ever met that don't like scrambled eggs are
those that overcook them. Eggs cook quickly in a frying pan,
and they should be a little runny for the best texture and
On a diet? Used poached eggs instead!
Best of luck,
New! Write a comment about this recipe:
(01 Oct 2015, 19:04)
I just had this prepared by an Iraqi man in Morocco and went crazy for it.
I wondered if you could give a sample of the spices you put in and the
approximate amounts? I know he mentioned that he put in some tumeric.
(21 Aug 2014, 00:13)
Thank you for sharing this. I remember Shakshuka being prepared in a
similar way (scrambled) as a child, and it's the only non-runny egg
Shakshuka recipe that I came across online.
I am looking forward to trying it out! I haven't had Shakshuka since I was
(06 Sep 2013, 20:52)
i'm from Indonesia. Thanks for your recipe. this dish almost same like
scrambled egg, but more yummy, i think :)
(30 Jun 2012, 17:34)
Dear Moti, this is my most favorite I serve a lot and I like to serve it
with pita and sour cream garlic sauce.
(24 Jun 2010, 08:14)
I have not tried this recipe for shakshuka, but I grate the tomato and add
freshly roasted, diced green and red bell peppers and tomato puree instead
of tomato paste. I also add a few cloves of chopped garlic, a liberal
amount of dried basil and crushed red pepper. Try it! I think you'll like
(10 Jan 2010, 19:23)
Thank you for sharing! This is exactly how my mother always made this dish
for us growing up. As I searched the net everyone else says to leave the
eggs whole and runny-Yuck!
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