Shakshuka is a spicy baked egg dish, originally from North Africa. It is a favorite breakfast dish in Israel. I love cooking it in a 10 inch Cast Iron Skillet. Make sure to heat the skillet before adding the oil! The Feta Cheese is totally an optional ingredient.
Here is the handy printable recipe:
Shakshuka (Baked Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)Print Pin Rate
- 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Onion sliced thin
- 1 Red Bell Pepper seeded sliced thin
- 3 Garlic Cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Sweet Paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon Cayenne or to taste
- 28 ounce can whole plum tomatoes coarsely chopped
- ¾ teaspoon Sea Salt or taste
- ¼ teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper or to taste
- 5 ounces Feta cheese crumbled (optional)
- 6 Large Eggs
- Cilantro chopped
- Hot Sauce
- Heat Cast Iron Skillet over medium low heat and then add oil.
- Add onion and bell pepper and cook until soft, about 15 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
- Whisk in cumin, paprika and cayenne and cook for 1 minute.
- Pour in tomatoes with the juice, salt, pepper and simmer until tomatoes have thickened, about 10 minutes.
- Gently stir in feta.
- Carefully crack eggs over tomatoes in skillet and season with salt and pepper.
- Place skillet into preheated 350 degree oven and bake until egg whites are set, approximately 7-10 minutes.
- Garnish with cilantro and dots of hot sauce.