One of my colleagues gave me this amazingly simple and, soon I come to discover - O so tasty Algerian recipe! I made a single serving for lunch, but I have doubled the recipe below, because you are going to want more of this for sure, of whip it up for a friend.
It's such a lovely, hearty and yet healthy dish. Add an extra egg if serving as a main with some toasted flatbread, but the recipe below will serve two as a filling lunch or breakfast.
I have made it three or four times since I first got the recipe... I might be addicted...
300g spinach, roughtly torn
1 large (or two smaller) cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 medium potato, diced
1 tbsp tomato purée
1 tsp smoked paprika
Stock to cover (vegetable, beef, or chicken)
Salt and pepper to taste
- In a pan, start by dry - frying your spinach on medium low heat until wilted, this only takes a few minutes, then add the chilli and garlic and fry until the spinach is completely broken down.
- Now, add the potato, tomato purée, paprika and enough stock to juuust cover. Season and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes until the potato is soft.
- Crack the eggs in and stir for a minute until the eggs are starting to cook, turn off the heat and stir for another minute before serving. You want the egg to be juuust cooked without the sauce to curdle, or that is what I did anyway and it worked a treat!
Enjoy either on its own, or with toasted flatbread and enjoy!
I loved how simple this was, and it's packed full of nutrition and protein, a perfectly balanced comfort meal, mmmmmm so good!
Have you tried Algerian food before?
Also, sorry for having been very un-Wintery on the blog this year so far, it's just that.... It's been so mild outside, and I have been inspired by so many different people and books recently, and finally gotten around to making some food that I have been meaning to for aaaages!
And when it comes to christmas, I find myself going back to the classics. I had a head-start in November when I made coconut macaroons for my colleagues, and last week I made some biscuits that will be up here in the not too distant future! What is your absolute favourite christmas bakes?
Thanks to my colleague and friend for this great recipe!