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Shakshuka: Cradle Your Eggs In A Cozy Blanket Of Tomatoes And Spices

It's even great for dinner.
01/29/2015 07:38am ET | Updated January 29, 2015

There are many great ways to cook eggs. Poached, soft boiled, or scrambled -- we love them all. But there's one egg-cooking technique that often gets snubbed in home kitchens, and we're looking to change that here today. Baked eggs. If you've never had them, you'll love them. If you've never cooked them, you'll revel in the ease of this dish.

Baked eggs are great every time, but they really shine when nestled in a ragout of tomato, spice and veggies. There's a name for this way of preparing eggs, popular all across Northern Africa and into the Middle East, and it's shakshuka. Not only is it fun to say, it's glorious to eat -- especially the last bites when you get to sop up the spiced, tomato sauce left on your plate with a crusty piece of bread.

Here are 14 great versions of shakshuka to get you started on your egg-baking journey. Don't forget the bread.

1
Shakshuka
Feasting at Home
Get the Shakshuka recipe from Feasting at Home
2
Eggplant Shakshuka
Typical Domestic Babe
Get the Eggplant Shakshuka recipe from Typical Domestic Babe
3
Green Shakshuka With Smoky Socca
Dolly + Oatmeal
Get the Green Shakshuka With Smoky Socca recipe from Dolly + Oatmeal
4
Shakshuka With Garlic Confit
Dash And Bella
Get the Shakshuka with Garlic Confit recipe from Dash And Bella
5
Caramelized Onion And Goat Cheese Shakshuka
Kailley's Kitchen
6
Indian Shakshuka
Food Wanderings
Get the Indian Shakshuka recipe from Food Wanderings
7
Shakshuka With Chicken Sausage
Lexi's Clean Kitchen
Get the Shakshuka With Chicken Sausage recipe from Lexi's Clean Kitchen
8
Tomatillo Shakshuka
What Jew Wanna Eat
Get the Tomatillo Shakshuka recipe from What Jew Wanna Eat
9
Roasted Anaheim Pepper Shakshuka
The Artful Desperado
Get the Roasted Anaheim Pepper Shakshuka recipe from The Artful Desperado
10
Minty Shakshuka
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Minty Shakshuka recipe from ieatthepeach via Food52
11
Zucchini Noodle Shakshuka
Tasty Yummies
Get the Zucchini Noodle Shakshuka recipe from Tasty Yummies
12
Shakshuka With Grains And Feta
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Shakshuka with Grains and Feta recipe from Kendra Vaculin via Food52
13
Tomato Achaar Shakshuka
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Tomato Achaar Shakshuka recipe from Nicholas Day via Food52
14
Caprese Shakshuka
What Jew Wanna Eat
Get the Caprese Shakshuka recipe from What Jew Wanna Eat

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