Tunisian Tagine

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Total Time
30 mins
30 mins

This Tunsian tagine is more like a frittata than a stew. It can be a side dish, or served as breakfast.

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  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tomato, deseeded and chopped
  • 12 onion, chopped
  • 1 -2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 chili pepper, chopped
  • 2 -3 potatoes
  • 12 cup parsley, chopped
  • 6 ounces cheese, grated
  • 1 12 cups ground meat (optional)
  • spices, to taste (cumin, tumeric, coriander seeds, harissa, salt and pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Boil 2 eggs for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Peel and chop potatoes. Fry in olive oil with salt, turmeric and cumin.
  3. Fry onions lightly, then add ground meat , if you are using it, and some salt. Let fry for a few minutes, then add harissa to taste and some water. Let simmer until most of the liquid is gone. Add some of the parsley and let cool.
  4. Prepare the rest of the vegetables.
  5. Peel and chop the boiled eggs.
  6. Mix vegetables, meat, potatoes, boiled eggs and about 4 ounces of the cheese in a bowl. Add the six raw eggs, salt, turmeric, cumin and crushed coriander seeds (and more harissa if you wish).
  7. Pour vegetable oil in an oven proof dish and pour mixture into it. Place remaining cheese on top.
  8. Bake in 350 F oven (medium heat) for 20-30 minutes.
  9. Cut into pieces and serve.