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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
  • cilantro to garnish
  • 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 :

I 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 flavor!

On a diet? Used poached eggs instead!

Best of luck,


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