An Arabic dish consisting of eggs, garlic and tomatoes. Taught to me by my ex-husband who is from Jordan. DELICIOUS! (I am guessing on the spelling of the title...)

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped tomatoes and garlic, stirring occasionally, until liquid has cooked out of the tomatoes. Carefully break eggs over tomatoes without breaking yolks. Lightly season with salt, reduce heat, and cover.

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  • Simmer covered for 20 minutes, or until yolks are fully cooked. Adjust seasoning with salt as needed. Serve with pita pockets.

Nutrition Facts

346.2 calories; 17 g protein; 43.6 g carbohydrates; 279 mg cholesterol; 438.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
This recipe is amazing when the egg yolks get poached whole in the tomatoes. To do this just make sure the pan you're cooking the tomatoes in is deep enough for the eggs to be totally covered. Also when eating with the pita adding a little feta on top rounds out the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2008
This was ok, but bland. I decided to try it because I'm Arab and not a big fan of this dish (shak shooka) the way we make it, but this is very bland in comparison to the way we make it at home. If you want to give it a kick add onions with the garlic then some mild to hot green peppers (depending on your liking) then season with cumin. That's how we make it here in Egypt and, more specifically, my house. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2008
This was ok, but bland. I decided to try it because I'm Arab and not a big fan of this dish (shak shooka) the way we make it, but this is very bland in comparison to the way we make it at home. If you want to give it a kick add onions with the garlic then some mild to hot green peppers (depending on your liking) then season with cumin. That's how we make it here in Egypt and, more specifically, my house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
This recipe is amazing when the egg yolks get poached whole in the tomatoes. To do this just make sure the pan you're cooking the tomatoes in is deep enough for the eggs to be totally covered. Also when eating with the pita adding a little feta on top rounds out the flavor. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2015
Love this! But the recipe as written is too bland. I add onion, garlic, turmeric, cumin, garam masala, use olive oil, cook in a cast iron skillet with the tomato mixture off to the side and have one egg per pita. I then cook the eggs on the other side of the skillet to throughly cook the eggs. I hate goopy eggs. I then transfer the egg to the pita and then scoop the tomato mixture around the egg on the pita. Salt and pepper the egg to taste. Delicious! And I'm not much of an egg eater! If I can eat eggs like this, you can too. ;-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2012
I remember eating a dish like this in Jordan many years ago. Good tomatoes and plenty of garlic - yum. My eggs didn't need to poach for 20 minutes though more like 10 -12 minutes. The pita bread is perfect for scooping up the lovely garlicy tomatoes. I do think this could use some onion as well - next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2007
Hi this was ok but found it was a little bland. Maybe better if you put some salt and black pepper or cumin on top before serving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2009
This recipe is excellent for breakfast and easy to make. I add onions to the recipe for added flavor. If you don't have pita bread any bread can be substituted in its place. I was first introduced to this as a Lebanese dish and looked all over the internet for how to make it and this is the first 'real' recipe that came up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2006
OK so I didn't follow the recipe exactly but it turned out great! We didn't have pitas so we used tortillas and I added a layer of hashbrowns. This was great! I'm going to have to try folling the instructions next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2005
Very delicious and really quick to throw together. I don't like fried eggs so I scrambled them into the mix after cooking the tomatoes and garlic. It was ready much faster after cooking it that way. My roma tomatoes were small but the amount worked out perfectly. The only other thing I changed was adding a bit of black pepper and only doing the smallest dash of salt. We used honey wheat pitas and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2005
A nice change from fried or scrambled eggs. Read More
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