ShakshukaFrom chacha 9 years ago
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil shopping list
- 1 onion, chopped shopping list
- 2, 3 or 4 garlic cloves, minced shopping list
- 2 red or green bell peppers, chopped shopping list
- 8 tomatoes, seeded and chopped shopping list
- 2 cans diced tomatoes, strained or 1 28-ounce can shopping list
- 1-1/2 tsp. paprika shopping list
- 1-1/2 tsp. turmeric shopping list
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste shopping list
- 1 tsp. sugar shopping list
- 4 - 6 eggs shopping list
- *Za'atar mix shopping list
How to make it
- Place large frying pan over medium heat, add oil and heat.
- Add onion and saute until lightly browned.
- Add garlic and bell peppers, and saute for a couple of minutes more.
- Add fresh and canned tomatoes, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add paprika, turmeric, salt, pepper and sugar.
- Stir for 1 minute.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper.
- Gently crack eggs into pan, taking care not to break yolks.
- Simmer until whites solidify but yolks remain slightly runny, about 8 minutes, or as per personal preference.
- Sprinkle with za'atar to taste and serve with warm pita bread.
- Note: Za'atar is a blend of spices and seasonings.
- Za'atar Mix
- 2 cups roasted, ground sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup dried ground thyme
- 2 tablespoons dried leaf oregano
- 2 tablespoons dried leaf marjoram
- 2 tablespoons dried leaf savory
- 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients together except the salt.
- You may not want the salt for some za'atar uses.
- Taste and add the salt if desired.
- Keep the za'atar mix in a tightly sealed jar (the sesame seeds will last 5-6 months maximum).
- It will stay fresher in the refrigerator or freezer than in a cupboard.
- Makes about 4 cups.
The Cookchacha New York, NY
The Rating8 people
Have you ever visit Egypt or what?? This is so famous and so delicious here in Egypt..Thanks for a great post.ahmed1 in Cairo loved it
This turned out great, Chacha - thanks so much. I loved it...lunasea in Orlando loved it
Great! Very popular here in Israel as well.Here's a 5 for you. By the way , For those who don't know it, Za'atar is Hyssop in English. Hyssop is a small bush with tiny leaves. The leaves are dried ,(I love 'em fresh), and then mixed with salt to make...moreronnymarcus in Jerusalem loved it