Okay my breakfast-for-any-meal-of-the-day-friends, I’ve got a hum dinger for ya, today. I’m popping in really quick today to deliver the goodness that is Spicy Turkish style baked eggs, or shakshuka to many foodies out there. Or could this be your perfect valentine’s day breakfast in bed. How cute is this spicy little number when it’s made in individual little cast iron mini frying pans?!
This dish, for me fits into the age old saying that “if you’ve got eggs, you’ve got dinner… errr… or breakfast.” This spicy little one pot number is a 15 minute job guys. That’s it. We aaaaallll got 15 minutes that we can spend making this spicy, fragrant, juicy with tomatoes and rich with egg yolks
breakfast I mean dinner. Okay, so maybe I’ve been eating them for breakfast and dinner, with a few bites here and there for lunch.
In this pan of flavour boldness we’ve got my all time favourite spice booster harissa paste. The brand that I use is a rose harissa paste. I also threw in some smoky paprika, just because. But other than the harissa, everything in these baked eggs will be things that you already have on hand.
But, to be sure, I skipped the mild and creamy yogurt and went for feta, so altogether more punch and flavour.
So, you guys, spicy Turkish style baked eggs with feta and the required hot sauce because hot sauce is lyfe right now. Make em for breakfast, or they’re super nourishing for dinner with some grilled whole grain bread.
That’s it… I’m out!
Turkish Style Baked Eggs
- 2 Tbsp Harissa paste
- 1/4 tsp Chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 eggs
- 1 x red bell pepper diced
- 1 x 400g tomato
- 1 x onion diced
- 2 cloves x garlic diced
- as much feta as you can handle
- handful of parsley
Pre-heat oven to 200c
Heat 1Tbsp of olive oil in a medium sauce pan. Add the diced onion and garlic and let soften for about 3 minutes. If the onions start to colour that is absolutely fine.
Add the chilli powder and paprika along with the bell pepper and cook for a further minute.
Add the tomatoes into the pan and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
If you are making individual eggs, then separate the sauce between your ramekins. If you are doing a large one, leave in your pan.
Crack the eggs onto the tomatoes and place in the oven for about 6 minutes, or until your eggs are cooked to your liking.
Top with the parsley, lots of feta cheese and some hot sauce.
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