Chakchouka - Algerian for Breakfast

5 years ago

Another country`s cuisine that interests me is Algeria. I had no idea what to expect, but this particular dish looks amazingly good. What do you think?

A very popular Algerian breakfast dish called Chakchouka along with some Pita bread, all from the comfort of my own home.

Let`s start with the Chakchouka.


1 large diced green bell pepper
1 large diced red bell pepper
3 cloves of minced Garlic
3 peeled, seeded and diced tomatoes
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup water
2 tablespoons of paprika
1 onion - thinly sliced
3 eggs
salt and pepper

- Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet at a medium temperature.
- Add in the paprika, garlic and the onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions start to wilt, but not brown.
- Add in the tomatoes and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the peppers, water and salt and pepper and bring everything to a boil.
- Once it is boiling, cover the skillet and bring the heat down to a simmer and cook for about ten minutes. If it starts to dry out, add water as necessary.
- Lastly, use a spoon to form three small indentations in the simmering peppers to hold the eggs.
- Crack each egg one at a time into a small bowl and pour from the bowl into each indentation so that they don`t cook together.
- Cover the skillet again and let it simmer for another 10 minutes or so until the eggs are cooked.

The dish is then usually served with Pita bread, which I have a recipe for HERE.

I may not be able to travel to Algeria, but man that does sure sound like a good breakfast to me!

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