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becki in Israel's Note:
This is very "Israeli", When we were young students, my friend (Israeli of Tunisian parent), used to make this for us in the evening. Since then I make it for my family as a change to fried eggs.Tip: you can prepare a lot of the sauce (before eggs are added) and keep bottled in the fridge or freeze in parts and then it is ready for use. Can also be used cold as a side salad (w/out eggs!) yummy to soak up the hot sauce with fresh baguette.
My Private Note
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- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves (crushed or sliced finely)
- 1/4 cup olive oil or 1/4 cup other oil
- 1 green pepper (sliced or cubed)
- 1 red pepper (sliced or cubed)
- 200 g tomato paste (I also use a can of crushed tomatoes, or chop up soft ones found in the bottom of the fridge)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1 fresh red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped (use less if too spicy, or not at all)
- 6 eggs
- chopped fresh parsley
- 1Heat oil in a heavy skillet. Add onion and cook 5 minutes or until soft-do not burn. Add peppers (and chilie if liked), cover and cook 8 minutes or until peppers are just tender.
- 2Add garlic,add tomato paste or other options or mixture of both, cover and cook 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are blended and sauce thickens. Season with herbs above,lower heat.
- 3Make an indentation in vegetables and carefully add an egg to each one. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes, basting occasionally with juices or until eggs have set.
- 4If you prefer the eggs “scrambled” you can mix with a fork before covering frying pan,, you can add some feta cheese and mix in too if you like. Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley when serving.
- 5Serve with fresh salad and crisp bread, or a Pitta.
- 6Bon appetite (in Hebrew we say “Bette avvon”).
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Nutritional Facts for Shakshouka-Traditional
Serving Size: 1 (240 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 318.3
- Calories from Fat 193
- Total Fat 21.5 g
- Saturated Fat 4.3 g
- Cholesterol 317.2 mg
- Sodium 1088.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 21.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
- Sugars 11.6 g
- Protein 13.1 g