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Breakfast Shakshouka

Serves 6

Total Time
1 hr

To scoop up every bit of this spicy egg and tomato dish, popular in North Africa and Israel, we brushed slices of pain au levain with oil, then toasted them on a grill pan set on a camp stove. After breakfast, we cleaned the cast-iron skillet by scrubbing it with hot water and a nylon wash pad (no soap). We set it back on the stove to dry and wipe with a thin film of oil. For more:

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Photo: Thomas J. Story

  About 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
 1 small onion, chopped
 3/4 cup chopped fresh Anaheim chiles or 1 can (4 oz.) chopped Anaheim chiles, drained
 2 garlic cloves, chopped
 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  About 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
 1 tablespoon sweet or hot paprika
 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
 2 teaspoons sugar
 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, divided
 6 large eggs
 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Step 1

Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a 12-in. cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat on a camp stove. Sauté onion and fresh chiles, if using, until softened, 7 to 8 minutes. Add canned chiles, if using, garlic, cumin, 1/2 tsp. salt, and the paprika; cook, stirring, until garlic is softened, about 1 minute.

Step 2

Add tomatoes and sugar; bring to simmering, then reduce heat and cook until flavors are blended and mixture is a little thicker, about 15 minutes. Stir in 1 tbsp. parsley.

Step 3

With a wooden spoon, make 6 depressions in tomato mixture. Crack 1 egg into each and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover skillet tightly with a lid or foil. Cook until eggs are set but yolks are still runny, rotating skillet 180° halfway through cooking, 5 to 9 minutes.

Step 4

Scatter feta and remaining 3 tbsp. parsley over shakshouka, then drizzle with remaining 2 tbsp. oil. Serve with more oil at the table if you like.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 249Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g28%

Saturated Fat 4.8g24%
Cholesterol 223mg75%
Sodium 584mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%

Dietary Fiber 3.3g14%
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.