Chakchouka (Eggs, tomatoes and chillies)

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Chakchouka (Eggs, tomatoes and chillies)

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A cracking breakfast


Just the way for a chili-head to start their day!

Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:110
Ready in:25 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:20th January 2013

A Libyan breakfast recipe aka Shakshuka. Variations of this dish are also popular in Algeria and Tunisia.


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  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and gently fry the garlic and onion until soft and golden brown (about 10 minutes).
  2. Mix in the chillies then arrange the tomato slices on top.
  3. Season, then cover and simmer gently for about 15 minutes.
  4. Break the eggs into the pan and, using a fork, spread the whites to cover the tomatoes.
  5. Cover and cook for about 6 minutes, or until the eggs are done.
  6. Cut the mixture into quarters and scoop these out onto warmed serving plates.

Serving suggestions

Serve with pitta bread.


Add a little tomato purée to the mixture with the chillies for additional colour or try adding a teaspoon of hilba to it. You can also include sweet peppers. In North Africa merguez is sometimes added.

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