Saturday, May 8, 2010


shakshouka 2

Shakshouka is a Northern African dish that none of my friends have ever heard of. Crazy, eh? It's very easy and delicious. Ready for the easy tomatoes and eggs dish ever?

This is what you'll need per Smitten Kitchen:

5 or 6 eggs
28 oz can of tomatoes
5 Anaheim chilies (I only use one, because 5 seems to be a lot)
1 small yellow onion (I used 1/2 of a large onion)
5 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of cummin
1 tablespoon of paprika
1/2 cup of water
olive oil
salt to taste
crumbled feta cheese

Easy enough? No?


First thing is food prep. So dice your onions and your peppers. The garlics get squashed and then sliced.

chopped vegetables

In a large pot or deep pan, heat some olive oil and add the peppers and onions. Stir occasionally until them turn slightly brown.

Saute onion and pepper

Notice how I did not use a pair of chopsticks to cook this time! I used a wooden spoon and was very disappointed with it. The pieces of onions and pepper kept getting stuck to the spoon.

Then I added the garlic, cummin, and paprika.

cumin and paprika

Cook until garlics turn soft and remember to stir to mix well.

stir vegetables

Pour the tomatoes into a large bowl and crush it with your hands. When that's done, add the tomatoes and juices into the pan.

28 oz crushed tomatoes

Also add in about 1/2 cup of water and stir occasionally. Add salt to taste. When all has thicken, add the eggs.


Fold the tomato sauces over the eggs so that they're all buried.

burry eggs

Cook for another 5 minutes or until the yolk is somewhat set.

shakshouka 2

Scoop the eggs and sauce out to the new bowl that your sister gave you and sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over to serve. I had my shakshouka with olive bread, but you can have it with pita bread! It was truly delicious and easy to make. Thank you Smitten Kitchen!


  1. Yum, sounds kinda like Eggs in Purgatory! Will definitely try one day. :)

  2. .
    Nur, I think that every culture has a dish similar to this one. It's huevos rancheros in Latin America. There's also a Chinese dish of stir fry eggs in tomatoes. So, in conclusion, eggs go well with tomatoes.