VIDEO: How to Make Shakshuka

This much beloved egg dish has become an Israeli icon.

Shakshuka is everywhere these days from brunch menus to just about every major food magazine and site.

This much beloved Israeli egg dish has North African origins, but is now considered one of the most iconic dishes of Israel.  It is also a dish that can be prepared and served many ways: with fresh tomatoes and peppers, chunks of eggplant, tahini, lamb meatballs or with feta cheese.

But we have a simple and easy way to make it using a can of tomatoes, a few spices, eggs and some feta if you want to get really fancy. Follow along our short video above to see just how easy it is to whip this up for a weeknight dinner or stay-at-home brunch plans.

Super Simple Shakshuka

Ingredients

2-3 Tbsp olive oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 Tbsp tomato paste

1 Tbsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

pinch caraway seeds

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

3-4 large eggs

fresh parsley

feta (optional)

pita bread or other fresh crusty bread for serving

Directions

Add oil to a large saute pan (pan should be a little on the deeper side) over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add tomato paste and spices and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes until fragrant.

Add can of diced tomatoes and simmer over medium heat for 15-20 minutes.

When sauce has thickened slightly, crack eggs into small glass bowls and then gently add to tomato sauce. Cover and cook 3-5 minutes, until whites have set and yolk is to your liking (I like it on the runnier side, so I cook it slightly less time).

When eggs are done, sprinkle with fresh parsley (or cilantro or mint) and scatter feta over the top if desired. Serve with fresh pita or other crusty bread.

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