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How to Make an Amazing Shakshouka
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How to Make an Amazing Shakshouka

This is the the recipe for How to Make an Amazing Shakshouka ('poached' eggs over tomatoes)  that will both impress and fill you and your friends when you serve it.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Search Result: breakfast, brunch, eggs, skillet, tomatoes
Servings: 4



  • Start my heating your oil in your cast iron skillet on medium heat. When it appears to be warm throughout (after a couple of minutes) add the onions and garlic, We will saute these until soft- five to eight minutes. The onions will be translucent then ready. 
    saute onions
  •  Meanwhile, in a preferably glass bowl, combine together the peppers (including optional hot ones), seasonings and chopped tomatoes. Stir the contents from the bowl into the warm skillet Once combined, allow this to simmer until most of the juice from the tomatoes has burned off.   This can take up to 12 minutes. Be sure to not cover the skillet for best results.
    add chopped tomatoes
  • Next, we will add the eggs. This works best if you make an indentation or crater in the skillet mix for each egg to be placed into. The indentations should be evenly spaced throughout the skillet.
  •  Crack each egg into each of the indentation that you have made. Then cover the skillet and bump down the heat a bit to allow the eggs to cook. The eggs should be set or somewhat firm before serving . It will take about five to six minutes for this to happen.
    add eggs
  • Top as desired with additional seasonings such as cilantro or parsley.
    How to Make an Amazing Shakshouka

Recipe Notes

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As mentioned, this recipe works best in a Large Cast Iron Skillet
What you will need to Make an Amazing Shakshouka
Olive oil is one of the essential ingredients in this dish. We use it to not only provide fat and prevent sticking. Olive oil adds to the rich Mediterranean taste as well.


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1825IU | Vitamin C: 68.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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