and it seemed like a good thing to have for breakfast. Actually, it works beautifully for lunch (who cooks lunch???) or, with a drink and a big green salad, for dinner.
I love Melissa Clark, the NY Times food writer. If you get the NY Times cooking app you will think you have died and gone to heaven, and I have never made a bad recipe from Melissa. (I cannot imagine how she stays so skinny, since her baking recipes are also fabulous). Anyway, I followed her directions and put the skillet into the oven to bake. She says "till just set." but ick - I have baked this for 10 min and more and the whites are still - ewwwww. So finally, I turned it on to "broil," which I have never done in the 7 years since I redid my kitchen. Eggs now more-or-less hardboiled, but that is ok with me - better than the alternative.
Here they are in the bowl, with cilantro & tabasco sauce added -- and I have just happily finished my dinner. There is a restaurant nearby that serves shaksuska but mine is better, if I do say so -- because I am not dumbing it down for the general public and it is loaded with cuminseed, cayenne, and paprika -- with a piece of jalapeno for good measure.
Shakshuka With Feta
by Melissa Clark
Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
⅛ teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1 (28-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes with juices, coarsely chopped
¾ teaspoon salt, more as needed
¼ teaspoon black pepper, more as needed
5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 1/4 cups)
6 large eggs
Chopped cilantro, for serving
Hot sauce, for serving
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Considering that it is in the 90's here with humidity in the you-don't-want-to-know range, I have been in my sewing room all day. This is not a bad thing, although it seems I should go for a walk -- never mind, I just poked my head out.
I actually feel as though I am making some progress on the idea I had in my head (unusual for me) so if I have any visuals to post later, I will. If not, I will upload this without further photos of what is on my bulletin board.