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Air Fryer Shakshuka

Shakshuka, a North African and Middle Eastern dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce, has been winning over food lovers worldwide with its robust flavors and comforting warmth. For those seeking a healthier cooking method without sacrificing taste, we’ve got an exciting twist for you – Air Fryer Shakshuka. This recipe leverages the convenience and health benefits of an air fryer while preserving the authentic taste of this beloved dish.

Air Fryer Shakshuka

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (400g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 large eggs
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Circular baking tray that fits into your air fryer

Instructions

Air Fryer Shakshuka
Air Fryer Shakshuka
  1. Preheat your air fryer to 180°C (350°F).
  2. In a pan over medium heat, sauté the onions, bell pepper, and garlic until they’re softened.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it thickens.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a circular baking tray that fits into your air fryer.
  5. Make wells in the tomato mixture and crack the eggs into each well.
  6. Carefully place the baking tray in the air fryer and cook at 180°C for about 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Recipe Tips

  • When placing the eggs into the tomato mixture, be careful not to break the yolks for that perfect, runny center.
  • The cooking time for the eggs depends on how you prefer them. If you like your yolks runny, aim for 8 minutes. For firmer yolks, cook for 10 minutes or longer.

Substitutions

  • If you’re not a fan of bell peppers, feel free to substitute them with other vegetables like zucchini or mushrooms.
  • You can substitute fresh tomatoes for canned ones if you prefer. You’ll need about 4-5 large, ripe tomatoes.
  • For a vegan version, replace the eggs with tofu or chickpeas.

FAQs

Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time? A: Yes, you can prepare the tomato mixture in advance and store it in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, just add the eggs and cook in the air fryer.

Q: What can I serve with Shakshuka? A: Shakshuka is traditionally served with bread. For a healthier option, try whole grain toast or pita.

Air Fryer Shakshuka is a healthy, flavorful, and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for any meal of the day. The air fryer ensures a quicker cooking time and less oil use, making this classic dish even more appealing. So grab your circular baking tray and give this recipe a try – your taste buds will thank you!

By on February 24th, 2024

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