This recipe of eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce is believed to have a Tunisian origin. A great way to get some vegetables in at breakfast, but also a lovely dish for a light lunch or dinner. Serve with a large plate of salad leaves to further increase your vegetable intake – something like watercress works well.
- Olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 red pepper, finely chopped
- Optional: 1 red chilli, finely chopped (if you like a spicy sauce)
- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped or crushed
- 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- Pinch of dried ground cumin
- Pinch of paprika
- Handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 2 eggs per person
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and red pepper with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic (and chilli if using) and fry for further 2 minutes.
- Add the tinned tomatoes, the cumin and the paprika. Season with black pepper. Turn the heat down and simmer the sauce for 5 minutes.
- Crack the eggs one at a time gently over the tomato mixture.
- Cover the pan and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking (only about 8 minutes if you like your eggs a bit runny). Check regularly to make sure the sauce isn’t catching on the bottom of the pan.
- Before serving scatter the chopped fresh parsley over the eggs and tomatoes.
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