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Chakchouka (simple Arabic dish)

Steve, Here's one!!

It's very simple, easy and quick to make, ideal for a quick lunch.....or for those people lucky enough to live in a country where alcohol is widely available, and are therefore also lucky enough to experience rolling home from the pub with a bad case of the's your dish.

This is called Chakchouka (don't panic, it's pronounced Shak Shoo Ka...easy isn't it), and although it originates from Tunisia, it is a popular light meal throughout the Arab world.


To serve one person, you need:

Olive Oil.
Half an onion, finely chopped.
1 or 2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely chopped.
3 tomatoes, chopped.
1 small capsicum pepper, chopped (you can use chopped courgette or aubergine as an alternative).
2 eggs.
Salt and pepper.

In a frying pan, heat a generous amount of olive oil, and saute the capsicum pepper until it starts to soften, then add the onion and garlic and continue to saute.
Add the tomatoes, gently simmering until soft.
Season with the salt and pepper.
Drop the eggs in whole, and cook gently until they are set.
When cooked the whole lot should slide nicely out of the frying pan straight onto your plate.

Why not try it on toast, or eat with hot crusty bread.

See Ya Unda

Thanks for that Unda. One even I could make! Steve.