Tunisian Kaftaji

Tunisian Kaftaji A fast-food type Tunisian dish that my husband taught me how to make. It’s very simple and yet delicious. Serve warm with bread.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 30 mins

    COOK : 25 mins

    TOTAL : 5 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, potatoes, and chile peppers, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and set aside.

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  • Return the skillet to the burner over medium heat. Crack the eggs into the skillet and fry them until the whites are set but the yolk is still runny, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs to the bowl of vegetables and season with salt and pepper.

  • Using two knives, cut into the eggs and vegetables, mincing the mixture up into small pieces until well blended. It will look mushy.

  • In a separate bowl, mix the harissa with water, one teaspoon at a time, until the mixture is pourable but still thick. Pour the harissa over the kaftaji and serve.

Per Serving: 265 calories; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 41.4g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 204.6mg; sodium 151.7mg. Harissa is a flavorful condiment of ground chilies, garlic, and spices popular throughout North Africa. It’s available at some grocers and specialty purveyors, or try this Tunisian Harissa recipe.