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Chakchouka (Shakshouka) Recipe
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Chakchouka Shakshouka
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  • READY IN 40 mins

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

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"Chakchouka (also called shakshouka) is a Tunisian and Israeli dish of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and eggs. It's usually eaten for breakfast or lunch, but I think it's tasty anytime. And it's easy to make. It is similar to the Turkish dish 'Menemen' and to the Latin American breakfast dish 'Huevos Rancheros.'"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, bell peppers, and garlic; cook and stir until the vegetables have softened and the onion has turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the tomatoes, cumin, paprika, salt, and chile pepper into a bowl and mix briefly. Pour the tomato mixture into the skillet, and stir to combine.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, until the tomato juices have cooked off, about 10 minutes. Make four indentations in the tomato mixture for the eggs. Crack the eggs into the indentations. Cover the skillet and let the eggs cook until they're firm but not dry, about 5 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You may use drained canned tomatoes instead of fresh, if desired.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2011

Delicious. I made it exactly as written. Wish I had thought to buy pitas, but serving it with toast was still really good!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 14, 2011

Wasn't bad. Had leftovers for breakfast the next day. As a dinner, would be better served over a carb such as rice or mashed potatoes, I think.

 
Sep 27, 2010

This came out wonderful. I love savory breakfasts and this really hits the spot! I multiplied by about 10 and used 36 eggs. Our staff really enjoyed it. Thank you!

 
Apr 06, 2011

Absolutely awesome! We made this for breakfast and loved it! It is so filling and delicious. I shared the recipe with my parents who are big breakfast eaters and they loved it too! I will definitely make this again! Goes great with toast, hash browns or all by itself. If you are hesitant don't be you will really enjoy this!

 
Jan 24, 2011

Easy tasty recipe. I like the addition of cumin & Hot peppers Thanks for making my Sunday Bruch a real treat.

 
Nov 10, 2010

This was great! My husband loved it. The only thing I would change it to half the salt since it was a bit salty for my taste but otherwise it was great.

 
Feb 04, 2012

Having recently returned from Israel, I was delighted to find this recipe. I added a 1/3 cup of sliced green olives. It was delicious!

 
Jan 10, 2011

Simply amazing! I used red onion and substituted the chili pepper with red cayenne spice and a jalapeno. The flavor is undeniable and the texture is superb. The dish is just spicy enough to make it interesting. I highly recommend this!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 186 mg
  • 62%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 654 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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