Shakshuka – Baked Eggs on a Bed of Tomatillo, Zucchini, and Za’atar Spices with Feta Cheese

Shakshuka – Baked Eggs on a Bed of Tomatillo, Zucchini, and Za’atar Spices with Feta Cheese

This dish is great for breakfast, brunch or dinner.  Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that is usually made with tomatoes, but this recipe uses tomatillos, zucchini, potatoes and onion for a unique twist on the well known dish.  You start out by roasting the tomatillos and sauteing the onion, potato, garlic with some za’atar spice blend (a spice mixture of toasted sesame seeds, sumac and thyme).  When the tomatillos are cooked through, you add them to the potato and onion mixture with a little water and then nestle some eggs in the middle, sprinkle with feta cheese and place the skillet in the oven until the eggs are done to your liking.  I served the dish with some pita bread that had been toasted in the oven with a sprinkling of za’atar mix so you can dip them in the runny egg centers.  This would be a good dish to make for a crowd in a really large skillet and the base can be made ahead of time and the eggs placed on the mixture and popped into the oven just before you want to serve.  Click here for the recipe….

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