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Eggs with Sweet Peppers     Veg  HT  MC  Tunisian  55mins

Tunisian name: Ujja bi'l-Hrus

Serves 4      Hot Vegetarian Vegetables Main Course Gluten Wheat Dairy free Tunisia Nth Africa North African

2 Green Capsicums (sweet peppers), deseeded
2 Chilli Peppers, deseeded
60ml/2fl.oz. Tomato Paste
720ml/24fl.oz. Water
120ml/4fl.oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp Paprika
2 tbsp Harissa
1 tbsp Caraway Seeds
Salt and Black Pepper
8 large Eggs


1. Place the capsicums and chillies in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan then add the purée of peppers, tomato paste, paprika, harissa, caraway seeds, salt and pepper and mix well.

3. Add the water and bring to the boil, stirring then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring from time to time.

4. Carefully crack the eggs into the frying pan containing the sauce without breaking the yolks (easier said than done) and continue to cook for about 15 minutes or until the eggs have set.


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