Easy Breakfast Shakshuka Recipe
What is Shakshuka?
The word “Shakshuka” means ‘mixture’ and is essentially eggs poached in a tomato sauce with other vegetables. Shakshuka originated in North Africa but there are so many variations of it across the middle east and it has become quite popular in Israel (our Spicy Israeli Shakshuka is delicious), Egypt, and Palestine. There’s even an Italian Shakshuka.
Cutting through a soft egg in breakfast Shakshuka skillet
Ingredients for Breakfast Shakshuka
Breakfast Sausage – we’ve had great results with Simple Truth and Hemplers brands. You could also use a spicy sausage or Italian sausage
Unsalted Butter – to saute onion
Onion – we use a yellow onion, but a vidalia or sweet onion would also work
Garlic – a generous 4 minced cloves should be about 1 1/2 Tbsp. It mellows out in the pan but adds wonderful taste
Tomatoes – use canned whole peeled tomatoes
Salt – brings out the flavor of tomatoes
Sugar – balances the acidity of tomatoes. All you need is 1/4 tsp sugar.
Eggs – You can fit 5 to 6 eggs in a skillet to give them room to poach in the tomato sauce
Parsley – use a generous amount. The heat will soften the parsley
Parmesan cheese – add freshly grated parmesan over individual plates when serving.