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3 Tbls.  olive oil   (approx.)

1 med. onion - chopped fine. 

I lg. red pepper - cleaned of seeds, stems & ribs and chopped into slivers. 

1 fresh sm. hot chili pepper - halapeno or other .. finely chopped. 

2-3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced.

1 + 1/2 Tbls. sweet Hung or Smoked Spanish paprika

2 tsp. cumin

1 can whole peeled tomatoes

salt & pepper  + fresh parsley &/or coriander

6  - (or less) eggs


optional ingredients: olives, feta cheese, artichoke hearts.


In a frying pan (I love my cast-iron one)....simmer the onion, red pepper & chili until browned.

Add garlic & stir for 30 seconds. 

Add paprika & cumin & stir. 

Add tomatoes, stir, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 mins. 

Then break up the tomatoes with a fork or a pastry blender. 

Season with S & P

Next: with a spoon make spaces around the edge of the frying pan. 

Into those add the cracked eggs. 

Spoon sauce over the whites of the eggs. 

Cover and let simmer for 5-8 mins.

Adding optional extras after 5 minutes or so. 

Sprinkle with cilantro and/ or parsley and serve ... with toast!  

Yum! ... a youtube video is available fm J. Kenji Lopez-Alt .. The Food Lab or Serious Eats. 

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Always like Mediterranean food. All those spices make your saliva flow....yum.

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I confess, I had not read and/or fully understood the requirements of this great contest.  So, my recipes did not truly meet the appropriate needs/rules. But, they are some of my favorites and can be made so quickly that I feel they should be in one's arsonel of "happy gathering times" types. 

I see nothing wrong with your entries, @wickie! They sound delicious too! Smiley