North African Spiced Baked Eggs with Potatoes

North African Spiced Baked Eggs with Potatoes
Prep in Prep in:
10 mins
Cook in Cook in:
25 mins
Serves Serves:


For this recipe, pre-boil the potatoes in a pan of hot water. Cube once cooled.

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. If using, infuse the saffron in a couple of tablespoons of warm water.

Heat the oil in a small (24cm) frying pan.

Fry the onions, garlic and cumin over a low heat until the onions are soft for about 10 minutes. Add the cubed potatoes and turn the heat up, mix to incorporate, then add the tomatoes (and saffron water if using). Season well and cook for a further 5 minutes, occasionally stirring (add a splash of water if the mixture is drying up and sticking). Season to taste.

Using a wooden spoon, make 4 shallow wells in the mix and break the eggs into them.

Place the pan in the oven and bake until the white of the eggs are cooked and the yolk still looks a little runny (for about 5-10 minutes).

Let it sit for several minutes, then sprinkle with chopped coriander, yoghurt and chilli flakes.


2 large pre-boiled Rooster potatoes, cubed when cool

1 small pinch saffron (optional)

2tbsp of olive oil

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

1 clove of garlic chopped

1tsp ground cumin

4 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped

4 eggs

1 small bunch coriander (25g)

Sprinkle of chilli flakes, to serve

2tbsp of yoghurt