To scoop up every bit of this spicy egg and tomato dish, popular in North Africa and Israel, we brushed slices of pain au levain with oil, then toasted them on a grill pan set on a camp stove. After breakfast, we cleaned the cast-iron skillet by scrubbing it with hot water and a nylon wash pad (no soap). We set it back on the stove to dry and wipe with a thin film of oil. For more: sunset.com/cleancastiron.
About 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 small onion, chopped
3/4 cup chopped fresh Anaheim chiles or 1 can (4 oz.) chopped Anaheim chiles, drained
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
About 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tablespoon sweet or hot paprika
1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, divided
6 large eggs
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
How to Make It
Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a 12-in. cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat on a camp stove. Sauté onion and fresh chiles, if using, until softened, 7 to 8 minutes. Add canned chiles, if using, garlic, cumin, 1/2 tsp. salt, and the paprika; cook, stirring, until garlic is softened, about 1 minute.
Add tomatoes and sugar; bring to simmering, then reduce heat and cook until flavors are blended and mixture is a little thicker, about 15 minutes. Stir in 1 tbsp. parsley.
With a wooden spoon, make 6 depressions in tomato mixture. Crack 1 egg into each and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover skillet tightly with a lid or foil. Cook until eggs are set but yolks are still runny, rotating skillet 180° halfway through cooking, 5 to 9 minutes.
Scatter feta and remaining 3 tbsp. parsley over shakshouka, then drizzle with remaining 2 tbsp. oil. Serve with more oil at the table if you like.
I made this during a Tahoe camping trip last weekend - came out looking just like in the picture. Added a jalapeno, as our group likes spicy food. That said, some thought it tasted too much like pizza without a crust. Several spooned it over their hash browns. Am thinking that next time I will layer some corn tortillas in there to give it more body. It is otherwise a very pretty and impressive dish. Easy, too....
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