Shakshuka (Kate Williams)
A small can of diced tomatoes (or a few fresh ones)
Half an onion, diced
A few cloves of garlic
A bell pepper (I know these can get expensive so honestly, you can substitute with any veggie, like, eggplant or squash are nice)
Generous SMOKED paprika (about 1.5-2 teaspoons). (not optional lol)
About 1/2 teaspoon of both turmeric and cumin, optional if you don't have it but much better with it
Eggs (optional! but recommended unless you wanna use tofu scramble instead)
Sautée the onion and garlic
Add the bell pepper/veggies for a couple minutes
Add the diced tomatoes
Pop in the spices and simmer on medium heat until the tomatoes start to break down--around 8ish mins
Crack the eggs on top of the mixture, cover, reduce heat to low/medium low, then simmer until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
I like to eat this with toast or on top of rice :) Overall it probably takes me 25ish minutes.
Spanish Tortilla (or Andean?) (Ana María)
Peel the potatoes (you don’t have to though)
Cut them in quarters and then slice the quarters
Heat up a skillet with generous oil (you’ll cook the potato slices in the oil)
Fry the potatoes until soft and a bit golden
Scramble the eggs and add salt and pepper to taste
Add more oil (if needed) so that the egg won’t stick to the pan
Distribute potatoes evenly over skillet and then add the eggs to it
Cover with a lid and cook at medium to low heat so bottom doesn’t burn and stick to the pan
Wait until the egg at the top is solid
Use a flat lid with no edges or a plate to flip the tortilla → you might want to use a spatula to separate the bottom a little bit first
Flip the tortilla onto the plate or lid, transfer it to the skillet again and cook the other side for about 5 min it’s golden and crispy
This gives four generous portions!
You can use this same concept and instead of potatoes use whatever veggies you have in the fridge!
Eggs in tomato sauce
2 eggs per person
Tomato sauce (canned or you can make from scratch)
Thyme or oregano (optional)
Parsley or cilantro
Heat up the tomato sauce in a pan
Add thyme or oregano
When boiling, crack the eggs in the sauce
Cook the eggs in the sauce (5-10 min depending on how high the heat it)
Add some parsley or cilantro and cheese on top and let the cheese melt a little bit
Serve with corn tortillas or rice!
One Pan Meal--Veggies and Eggs
Any veggies you may have in the fridge:
In a pan, sautée some veggies. I start with onions and then add whatever else I have. Sometimes I add a little water if I’m using a harder vegetable like potatoes. When this is nearly done, I make four holes in the veggies (clearing the veggies to make free spots in the pan) and crack the eggs directly into the spaces. Put a lid on this and cook for a few minutes, depending on how you ike your eggs. The eggs have a poached kind of feel. Add hot sauce or grated cheese on top!
This is my go to meal. Super healthy, can be made for many people or few, and it’s super tasty.
Fried Eggs on Toast / Homefries on the Side (Rebekah Heikkila)
Fried eggs on toast. Or cut a hole in the middle and fry the egg in the toast in a pan. Homefries on the side? Chop a potato into cubes, boil for several minutes, and then fry in a pan until golden brown.