Tunisian Brik-Style Eggs

Tunisian Brik-Style Eggs Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 phyllo packet, 3 tablespoons harissa, and 1 tablespoon cilantro)
Total time: 55 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 45 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 277
Fat 12.4 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 13.1 g
Carbohydrate 29.2 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 224 mg
Iron 3.3 mg
Sodium 612 mg
Calcium 135 mg


1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper
3/4 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 cups (1-inch) cubed Yukon gold potato (about 12 ounces)
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
4 (13 x 18-inch) sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
Cooking spray
4 large eggs, chilled
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg white
1 teaspoon water
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


1. To prepare harissa, place caraway and cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium-high heat; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Place seed mixture, ancho chile pepper, and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a blender; process until smooth.

2. To prepare brik, place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain.

3. Preheat oven to 450°.

4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat. Add potatoes, turmeric, salt, and ground red pepper (if desired); sauté 6 minutes or until edges are crisp. Add parsley and green onions; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.

5. Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a large cutting board or work surface (cover remaining phyllo to prevent drying); coat phyllo with cooking spray. Fold sheet in half like a book. Coat bottom third of phyllo with cooking spray (narrow end should be facing you). Fold bottom third up. Arrange 1/4 of the potatoes in a circle in center of the bottom (folded) third of the phyllo, creating a nest for the egg. Crack 1 egg into center of potatoes. Sprinkle 1/4 of feta over egg. Sprinkle with black pepper. Fold top third of phyllo over egg, potatoes, and cheese, folding in sides to form a packet. Place packet on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining phyllo, potatoes, eggs, cheese, and black pepper. Combine egg white and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Brush phyllo packets with egg white mixture. Bake at 450° for 9 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Spoon harissa evenly over brik, and sprinkle with cilantro.


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Jeanne Kelley,

Cooking Light

October 2012
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