Tastira (Tunisian Fried Peppers and Eggs)

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I learned this recipe from my mother-in-law in Tunisia. Serve it on four separate plates or on one large platter. Serve with sliced French bread.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic, diced

  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • cup mild chile peppers, chopped

  • 1 ½ cups green bell peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 2 cups tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • 4 eggs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mash the garlic, caraway seeds, and pinch of salt in a mortar and pestle or against the side of a mixing bowl.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the chile peppers; cook and stir until the peppers have softened, about 5 minutes. Remove them from the skillet and set aside. Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet and cook the bell peppers and tomatoes until the peppers are soft and the tomatoes have begun to break down, about 5 more minutes. Add the tomato-bell pepper mixture to the hot peppers. Stir in the mashed garlic and caraway seeds. Spoon the vegetables onto plates or a serving platter.

  3. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet. Fry the eggs until the whites are set and the yolks are the desired consistency, about 2 to 3 minutes for runny yolks, 4 to 5 minutes for fully set yolks. Place the fried eggs on the vegetable mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Editor's Note:

Tastira can be hot or mild, depending upon the type of chile peppers used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
16g Fat
11g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 120mg 602%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 501mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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