|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Total Carbohydrate 8g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Sausage and eggs are Moroccan comfort food, quickly prepared by cooking sausage and adding eggs to the pan. By adding caramelizing onions, and adding tomatoes and olives along with the meat, this simple dish becomes a hearty and flavorful meal.
Moroccans often serve egg dishes directly from the pan in which they're cooked, using crusty Moroccan bread in lieu of a fork. For a zesty variation, use Moroccan Merguez sausage with your and eggs and tomatoes.
- 8 ounces/225 grams merguez (or similar sausage)
- 1 large onion (finely chopped)
- 2 medium tomatoes (peeled, seeded and chopped)
- Handful of olives (green, pitted, sliced)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper)
- Small handful of chopped cilantro (or parsley)
- 6 large eggs
- Salt (to taste)
- Cumin (to taste)
- Garnish: cilantro (chopped or parsley)
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Cook the sausage in a large skillet or in the base of a tagine until the meat tests as done. (If there is a large amount of fat from the sausage, remove the excess, leaving enough to continue cooking. If the sausage was low-fat, you may need to add a little olive oil to the pan at this point.)
Add the onion, tomatoes, olives, and seasoning and cook for about 5 minutes.
Pour the eggs directly over the sausage and veggies.
Break the yolks, and allow the eggs to simmer until set. (To help this along, you can lift the edges of the eggs as they cook and tip the pan to allow uncooked egg to run underneath and cook faster.)
If cooking the eggs in a tagine, cover the eggs and allow them to poach until done.
Dust the top of the cooked eggs with cumin and salt to taste, garnish with a little chopped parsley, and serve.
Raw Egg Warning
Consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs poses a risk of food-borne illness.