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Excerpted from The Modern Kosher Kitchen by Ronnie Fein
I love that the runny egg yolks ooze into the soft stew, enriching the meat and vegetables and mellowing the spiciness. This is usually a vegetarian dish, but the crispy bits of lamb sausage and Middle East seasonings add a new dimension to the classic version.
3 tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil
1 pound (455 g) Merguez sausage, cut into small pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 Cubanelle or other mild pepper,
deseeded and chopped
1 large garlic clove, chopped
4 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon ras el hanout
1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or 1/2 teaspoon
crushed red pepper
8 large eggs
Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook for 4 to 5 minutes to crisp the meat slightly. Add the onion and peppers and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook briefly. Add the tomatoes, ras el hanout, and Aleppo pepper. Stir, cover the pan, turn the heat to low, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are very soft, stirring occasionally. Crack the eggs into a small bowl one at a time and then transfer each one next to the other over the vegetables. Cover the pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the eggs are set but yolks are still slightly runny. Serve each person 2 eggs and some of the sausage and vegetables.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
SERVING SUGGESTIONS AND VARIATIONS: Aleppo pepper is mildly hot and vaguely smoky. If you can’t find it, use crushed red pepper, harissa, sriracha, or cayenne pepper, to taste.
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