Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Shakshuka (chakchouka or shakshouka) is a Tunisian 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 the Latin American breakfast dish huevos rancheros.
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  1. Step 1

    Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook and stir until vegetables have softened and onion has turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, mix together tomatoes, chile pepper, cumin, paprika, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Stir tomato mixture into onion mixture. Simmer, uncovered, until tomato juices have cooked off, about 10 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Make 4 indentations in tomato mixture; crack eggs into indentations. Cover the skillet and cook until eggs are firm but not dry, about 5 minutes.