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31.7.14

Peppers & Eggs Skillet Casserole: Sofrito con Huevo #Foodie Friday

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Peppers & Eggs Skillet Casserole- simplelivingeating.com


All over the Mediterranean there are different versions of pepper and egg dishes like this one. Most use a variety of peppers, you can add some hotter peppers if you like a little spice. The peppers are usually sauteed with onions, and tomatoes or tomato sauce is added to the dish which is topped with eggs that are steam cooked. 


The primary difference between all of these pepper & egg skillet casseroles is the seasoning. Italians will add basil and oregano to theirs, the French would probably put in some piment d' espelette. The Israelis even have a version called Shakshuka, and they make theirs with Sweet Hungarian paprika, cumin and caraway. 


Peppers & Eggs Skillet Casserole:simplelivingeating.com

I based my casserole on Spanish "Sofrito con Huevo" because on my trip into NYC I bought some Sweet Spanish Paprika and wanted to try it out in a dish...it has a fantastic flavor. It has a bright sweet smoky taste, much more distinctive than grocery store paprika. The flavor is distinctly Spanish, a taste that I've only come across in Spanish restaurants.

So when making this dish please experiment with the seasoning you use, don't feel you have to run out and by some Spanish Paprika, though I have to say, with all the fresh produce this time of year it is nice to sprinkle on grilled vegetables. 

Buen provecho!
Diane


Peppers & Eggs Skillet Casserole:simplelivingeating.com


Peppers & Eggs Skillet Casserole

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation 15 minutes                                      serves: 4 - 6


Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 large onion halved and sliced
1 garlic clove chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 red pepper chopped
1 yellow pepper chopped
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Spanish paprika
1/2 cup of tomato sauce
8 or more eggs


Directions:

1) In a cast iron skillet heat EVOO on medium high heat. Saute onions. When they begin to wilt add peppers. When peppers begin to soften add garlic, cayenne, paprika. Stir often.

2) When onions and peppers are slightly browned, but before the garlic browns add the tomato sauce, stir and heat through.

3) Crack eggs on to the top of the vegetables and cover. Keep the heat on medium low and let eggs steam for about 10 minutes or until the whites are firm.

Serve with roasted potatoes, rice or rustic bread. Great with tortillas too. 









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22 comments:

  1. My husband's family makes a Middle Eastern version of a onion and peppers egg dish that is cooked the same way. We call it Shakshookah! Thanks so much for this great weekly blog carnival. I always find a recipe or two that I want to make. Have a great week.

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    1. I love that there are so many wonderful versions of this dish. Always great to see you Judee.

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  2. Spanish paprika is wonderful isn't it and so different from sweet Hungarian paprika. Love your egg dish. How interesting that different countries make the same dish with different seasonings.
    Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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    1. I am so thrilled that I finally bought some... the only thing is I'm worried my family will get bored of Spanish Paprika because I seem to be putting it in a lot of dishes...lol.

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  3. Good Morning Diane,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Peach Pie, I surely do appreciate it! We would just love your Peppers and Eggs Skillet Casserole,it looks delicious and what a great presentation! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

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    1. You are very welcome Miz Helen,,, truly terrific pie. Always good to see you here.

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  4. Once a week we have some sort of egg skillet. They are always so delicious and easy to make. This sounds delicious with the spices and peppers.

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    1. If your family is already into eating eggs they may really like this. Enjoy.

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  5. I also recently bought some smoked paprika. It had been a few years and am kicking myself for spending so much time without it. So delicious. I sprinkled a little on the tomatoes with bruschetta and also made a bacalao salad with it...so delicious. Understand why you're putting it on everything.
    Thanks for featuring my dish!

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    1. You are very welcome... I also bought Aleppo pepper another wonderful taste... it's not hot, just great flavor like these paprikas. I don't think I'll ever by plain old paprika again now that I know about the really amazing tastes and varieties that are out there.

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  6. Standard paprika is one of my favorite spices. I also like smoked paprika a lot. Now, I'm excited to try Spanish paprika.

    Thank you for the party, Diane. I didn't make it last week, so I've linked up two dishes today.

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    1. I hope you can find the Spanish Paprika it's excellent.

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  8. Your Pepper and Eggs recipe looks really good and perfect for dinner in a hurry. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. All linked up!! I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share your recipes. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1pVKnUd. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Wow that looks delicious! I want that whole skillet to myself! Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  11. I just love this dish, Diane, it is pinned! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. Great recipe, Diane! I love eggs cooked this way with lots of vegetables and savory spices. Love how you have added tomato sauce as well. Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop!

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  13. I love when a dish can cross cultures. Just further shows how food can bring people together.
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo. I took a bit of a break, but the party resumes tonight!

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    1. It is funny as pervasive as this dish is across the Mediterranean I had never had it before.. glad your party is back on... see you in a while.

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