Harissa Potatoes with Eggs

African

HARISSA POTATOES WITH EGGS

Author:Keesha

This is one of my favourite dishes and is always a treat to see my friends try it for the first time. It’s a meal that stands up on its own or is the perfect addition to any Middle Eastern feast (or any big spread really). 

Harissa Potatoes with Eggs

Harissa Potatoes with Eggs

Harissa is the cornerstone of Persian and North African cuisine. It is a vibrant blend of chilies, oils, and spices from Tunisia. Its name comes from the Arabic word harasa, which means ‘to pound’ or ‘to break into pieces, and is believed to refer to shoppers watching their spice mixes be ‘pounded out’ while they waited at the spice souks.

Harissa is served with every meal across the middle east and northern Africa. It is a flavor base for curries and stews and is used as a simple condiment you can dip your bread into. It is growing in popularity worldwide too, which is well deserved. Harissa can be as simple as chilies, olive oil, and salt ground together to a more complex blend of spices that deliver a real kick, so you’re almost guaranteed to find a version of it you like.

Many producers have their own, very well guarded, secret recipes, and it’s worth trying them all as there are some wonderfully subtle differences. It’s undoubtedly a favorite flavor, and I love making this dish and then keeping it in the fridge, so I have plenty of it on hand all week. It takes no time to make and is a lovely vegetarian comfort dish on a cold winter’s day. I doubt it will please the whole family, so I hope you enjoy it.

Harissa Potatoes with Eggs

HARISSA POTATOES WITH EGGS

Keesha
This is one of my favourite dishes and is always a treat to see my friends try it for the first time. It’s a meal that stands up on its own or is the perfect addition to any Middle Eastern feast (or any big spread really). 
No ratings yet
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 4
Calories 152 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 teaspoons Olive oil
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 pound Potatoes diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Bell pepper
  • ½ cup Plum tomatoes halved and chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Harissa paste
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cup Parsley finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C. Lightly spray a baking sheet or tray with cooking oil spray.
  • Pour oil into a medium-sized pan and heat it over high heat.
  • Then, stir in the onions and potatoes to it and cook until lightly browned.
  • Once browned, season it with salt and pepper and lower the heat to medium while keeping it covered.
  • Cook for further 5 minutes.
  • Add the pepper, tomatoes, and garlic to it.
  • Spoon the harissa along with one teaspoon of water and stir well. Sauté for 2 more minutes.
  • Roast in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  • In the meantime, hard-boil the egg according to your desired consistency.
  • Finally, layer the serving bowl with the perfect crispy potatoes side dish.
  • Add the egg and garnish it with parsley.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 portionCalories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 702mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1573IUVitamin C: 72mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating