I saw this dish for the first time in some random cookbook I was browsing. It was named “Eggs Flamenco” and indeed, one might think that it’s a Spanish dish because it resembles Basque dish Piperade. However almost the same dish, known as Chakchouka is very popular in countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Marroco and Middle East. The difference is that Piperade may or may not be prepared with an egg, while Chakchouka is always prepared with an egg. According to wikipedia, the dish is now also popular in Israel where it was brought by North African Jewish people. It is usually eaten for breakfast with a slice of bread but it might be also wonderful for lunch or supper.
The ingredients are only for one person (me of course), but the dish can easily be cooked in a larger skillet with more ingredients. Just make two, three or four wells for the egg, separated from each other so the eggs won’t be touching one another.
Ingredients (makes 1 serving):
1/2 red pepper cut into strips
1/2 green pepper cut into strips
1/2 onion cut into strips
1 minced garlic clove
3/4 cup crushed tomatoes
1/4 tsp salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onion for 5 min with a pinch of salt.
Nutrition Facts in 1 serving:
Kilocalories 284.52 kcal, Protein 12.25 g, Carbohydrate 34.09 g, Fat, Total 12.9 g, Saturated Fat 2.7 g, Monounsaturated Fat 6.86 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g, Cholesterol 211.5 mg, Dietary Fiber 9.72 g, Sugar 17.16 g