Chakchouka means mixture.
Following are the ingredients for 8 persons:
8 fresh tomatoes
4 green sweet peppers
4 red sweet peppers
4 small zucchini
a few green chilies, red and/or yellow (strong or sweet according to your taste)
a few black or green olives
1 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon of Ras el hanout
salt, pepper to taste
-Heat up the oil in a large pot or a large ovenproof pan
-Mix the sliced onions, zucchini cut into rings, eggplants into cubes and the olives and salt and pepper then cook for 10 minutes.
-Add previously peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes and the Ras -el hanout. Cook for 5 more minutes
-Incorporate all peppers, seeded and cut into strips, except for the chilies that must not be minced.
– Add a glass of water and cook for 10 minutes.
– Break the eggs gently into the mixture spacing them sufficiently so that whites have enough place to cook separately and become “medium boiled”.
– Allow 1 minute on the fire and serve with a nice portion of bread
by Faïçal AMRANE
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