bacon shakshuka eggs

Bacon “Shakshuka”

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Bacon “Shakshuka”

Makes 4 Servings
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Mimosa

Shakshuka is a traditional breakfast dish in North Africa, Israel and some parts of the Middle East. It consists of poached eggs served atop a heavily herbed tomato sauce & served with bread.

Given Shakshuka’s origins, the fact that this version contains bacon probably makes it totally inauthentic…but that doesn’t mean it’s not really, really tasty.

We think it’d make a great breakfast or brunch, but you could have it for lunch or dinner too.

We used a caramelized onion, bacon & merlot tomato pasta sauce, but you can substitute other tomato sauces to change the flavor/leave out the bacon (or add your own bacon if you don’t have bacon sauce handy).

bacon shakshuka eggs
INGREDIENTS
  • ¼ cup minced Hot Peppadew Peppers
  • 1 jar High Quality Pasta Sauce
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 cup diced Yellow Onion
  • 2 oz Israeli or French Feta Cheese
  • 1 bunch Fresh Parsley, minced (leaves & stems)
  • 4 Pieces of Pita Bread
  • Fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil

DIRECTIONS

1

Poach four eggs in water with a little vinegar (how to poach eggs).
2

Once the eggs have poached, move them to an ice water bath to cool.
3

Put the 1/4 cup of olive oil in a pan over medium high heat and add the diced onion.
4

Sweat the onions until softened and translucent (about 3 minutes).
5

Add the minced peppadew peppers & sauté for 2-3 minutes.
6

Add the bacon tomato sauce. Simmer until thickened (about 10 minutes).
7

Add the parsley & simmer for another 5 minutes.
8

Warm the pita bread in the oven and cut it into quarters.

9

Ladle the mixture into four bowls, pressing down with the bowl of the spoon in the middle to create a small depression.
10

Place a poached egg in the depression in each bowl. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of feta cheese on top of each egg.
11

Season with salt & pepper. Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Serve.

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