Easy shakshouka recipe

You don’t need to forego your favourite breakfasts from our menu, and we all deserve a treat, so we’ve come up with a solution to make mealtimes during lockdown a bit more special. If you’ve been craving our famed shakshouka dish for breakfast or lunch, you can now recreate it at home thanks to our super easy recipe.

Tried your hand at baking while in isolation? This Middle Eastern dish pairs perfectly with a slice of tasty sourdough or a good old crusty roll. The best part about preparing this dish is that you can serve it straight from the pan, which means less washing up!


Two people


4 large eggs
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
1 clove of garlic
2 red onions
A bunch of fresh coriander
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of caster sugar
1 tsp of chilli flakes (optional)

Step 1

Heat a small amount of olive oil in a frying pan. Dice the onions while the oil warms up, then add them to the pan.

Step 2

As the onions soften, add crushed garlic and chopped coriander stalks to the pan. If you’re a fan of spice, add chilli flakes to build extra flavour.

Step 3

Once the onions and garlic have a golden-brown glow, pour the chopped tomatoes into the pan. Sprinkle some sugar over the top and allow the tomatoes to bubble away for 8-10 minutes.

Step 4

Allow the juice of the tomatoes to reduce until you’re left with a thick, rich sauce. If you find you have too much sauce, you can store some away in your freezer for up to one month.

Step 5

Reduce the heat and make space for the eggs, by creating four dips in your sauce with the back of a wooden spoon. Carefully crack an egg into each dip.

Step 6

Cover the frying pan with a lid and leave to simmer for 6-8 minutes over a low heat. Once the eggs have been cooked to your satisfaction, remove the lid and garnish with coriander leaves.


Be adventurous with this dish and make it your own by adding your favourite herbs and spices. You can even add a side dish or two for a delicious quarantine family brunch.

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