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Tunisian breakfast dish of eggs poached in a rich, spicy tomato sauce
Ingredients:3 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 bell pepper, sliced finely 2 cups tomatoes, cubed 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon harissa or cayenne 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder Salt & ground black pepper 6 eggs
In a large frying pan or saucepan, fry the onions, garlic and peppers in olive oil until they become glossy and soft, about 10 minutes on medium-high heat. Add the spices and stir, cooking for about two minutes to release the oils. Add the tomatoes and simmer for about an hour, or until the onions and peppers are very soft (your patience will be rewarded). Add a splash of water here and there to make sure the sauce doesn’t burn. Crack in the eggs and let them simmer for about five minutes, or until the whites have set. Alternatively (making it menemen), dribble in whisked eggs and cook until set. Serve with warm flatbread and a sprinkle of parsley.
At the suggestion of my customer, I began by charring both the peppers and tomatoes using my gas burners to remove the skin and lend a roasted flavor. This can also easily be done on the grill.
Delicious and easy to make with a few simple ingredients from your local farmers market or your garden.
The next step is to add artichoke hearts, potato and fava beans and top with a good feta. And of course, adding in any of Painted Hand Farm's sausages (or any others from your local farmers market) would fare well with this recipe.