Tunisian Tagine

Recipe by AlaskaPam


  • 1
    tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • 12
    onion, chopped
  • 1 -2
    garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1
    chili pepper, chopped
  • 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


  • Boil 2 eggs for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Peel and chop potatoes. Fry in olive oil with salt, turmeric and cumin.
  • 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.
  • Prepare the rest of the vegetables.
  • Peel and chop the boiled eggs.
  • 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).
  • Pour vegetable oil in an oven proof dish and pour mixture into it. Place remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake in 350 F oven (medium heat) for 20-30 minutes.
  • Cut into pieces and serve.