Nicolas Bouliane

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  1. Cook the red bell pepper in olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Lightly char the peppers, then add the onion. Cook until the it softens.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. At that point your pan shouldn’t be too hot, so it won’t burn the garlic.
  3. Add the paprika and cumin. Mix until everything is coated with them.
  4. Crush the tomatoes between your fingers to make them smaller. Add them to the pan.
  5. Add salt, pepper and half of the cilantro. Simmer on low temperature for around 10 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper to taste while it cooks. I use about 1 teaspoon of salt.
  6. Make little wells in the sauce for eggs. Pour the eggs into those holes. If the eggs are at room temperature, they cook faster and the yolk doesn’t harden.
  7. Let everything simmer until the eggs are cooked.
  8. Sprinkle with feta, olives, and the rest of the cilantro. Serve with bread.