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How to make shakshuka

BY Mitch Lane

17th May 2023 Recipes

How to make shakshuka
TikTok chef Mitch Lane shares his shakshuka recipe—a deceptively simple breakfast with one heck of a kick, perfect for a budget-friendly healthy meal
If you fancy something a little different for breakfast and are sick of the usual cereals and toast, then I recommend giving this one a go!
The flavours in this will slap you in the face and soon wake you up. You won’t even need that morning cup of coffee—trust me on this!
And the best part about it is that it’s all cooked in one pan so there’s hardly any messing about at all.
Credit: Tom Regester


  • 1 tsp vegetable or olive oil 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes 6 eggs
  • fresh coriander or parsley, chopped, to serve
  • 1 crusty roll salt and pepper


  1. Put a frying pan with a lid on a medium high heat and add the oil, then the onion and red pepper and let them soften for 4–5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, paprika and cumin and cook for a further 2 minutes, then add the tomatoes and give everything a stir.
  3. Make five wells in the tomato mixture, each big enough to hold an egg. Crack an egg into each well, then put on the pan lid and cook for about 3 minutes. Keep checking on the eggs every minute as they cook extremely fast with the lid on (the tops steam inside the pan and the last thing you want for this dish is a hard yolk)!
  4. When the eggs are cooked but still have a beautifully runny yolk, add salt and pepper and sprinkle with your chosen herb.
  5. Chop up the crusty roll for dipping, and you’re ready to serve!
  6. I serve this straight from the pan for a rustic feel and most of the time I can’t be bothered with the washing up so that saves on plates as well!
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