Shakshuka with Turkish bread

This traditional Middle Eastern breakfast dish is packed full of flavour and fresh ingredients. The combination of baked eggs and a rich tomato, chilli and onion sauce is utterly delicious. Use your Turkish bread to soak up the sauces for a brilliant brunch dish.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 50 mins cooking
  • Serves 2
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Shakshuka with Turkish bread
  • 1 small brown onion (80g)
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 fresh long red chilli
  • 6 medium vine-ripened tomatoes (900g)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 loaf turkish bread (200g)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra
  • 60 gram persian feta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley


Shakshuka with Turkish bread
  • 1
    Peel and finely chop onion and garlic. Thinly slice chilli. Coarsely chop tomatoes.
  • 2
    Heat oil in 24cm (9½-inch) ovenproof medium frying pan. Cook onion and chilli over low heat, stirring, until soft. Add garlic and cumin; cook, stirring, until fragrant. Stir in tomato; simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover; simmer about 10 minutes or until sauce is thick. Season to taste.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C.
  • 4
    Make four indents in the hot tomato mixture with the back of a spoon. Break 1 egg into a cup, then slide the egg into an indent. Repeat with remaining eggs. Transfer pan to the oven; bake about 12 minutes or until egg whites are set.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, place bread on oven tray. Brush with a little of the extra oil. Bake bread with the eggs for about 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Sprinkle egg mixture with crumbled cheese, sumac and parsley; serve with sliced bread. Drizzle eggs with remaining oil.


You need a medium ovenproof frying pan. Check that the pan fits into the oven before you start. The tomato mixture can be made a day ahead; reheat before adding the eggs. If you don't have an ovenproof frying pan, you can use a small baking dish instead.

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