Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
From The Food and Cooking of Spain, Africa and the Middle East. Posted for ZWT III.
- 8 -10 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 small onions, coasely chopped
- 4 bell peppers, seeded and chopped (red, orange or yellow)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pinch cayenne
- 1 1⁄2 lbs tomatoes (peeled, seeded and chopped)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 long French bread
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 6 eggs, beaten
- basil (optional)
- Heat 4 T olive oil in a large heavy frying pan. Add the onions and cook over a gentle heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes till they are softened but not colored.
- Add the peppers, garlic and cayenne to the pan.
- Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring, then add the tomatoes, seasoning and oregano.
- Cook over moderate heat for 15-20 minutes till peppers are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Preheat oven to 400. Cut the bread in half lengthwise, trim off ends and cut into six equal pieces, brush with remaining olive oil.
- place bread on baking trays and bake for 8-10 minutes till crisp and just turning golden.
- Heat the butter in a pan till it bubbles, add eggs and cook, stirring, till softly scrambled.
- Turn off heat and stir in the pepper mixture.
- Divide evenly among the pieces of bread and sprinkle with basil, if using.
- Serve hot or warm.
After feeding cattle this morning and bringing hay down, I thought this morning would be the perfect morning to have a warm breakfast that would help take the chill out of the icy morning. This did not let me down. I tossed the vegetables into cook in my iron skillet, and the cayenne pepper was a must! I did add all the ingredients which just made the dish, and halved this easily. I used cherry tomatoes as these were the best tasting during the cold winter months. Thank you so much for a wonderfully, warm, delish dish!
This is an excellent breakfas or brunch treat. I used egg substitute and I cooked the eggs in olive oil mixed with butter, to cut the fat a bit. We really enjoyed these. A very pretty brunch with great flavor.