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Ever had shakshouka? It’s a thick, spicy soup with capsicum, onions, tomatoes and such, and before you serve you poach eggs in it. It’s one of the finest culinary creations known to man, particularly when served with flatbread sprinkled with za’atar.

Ever had pizza? ‘Course you have. I’m not going to fuck with you on that one.

Now add the two together. I’m going to leave your choice of base up to you, but I will say that if you can persuade M to make a fresh pizza base, you certainly should: dude’s got skillz. Make a shakshouka pizza sauce (roast capsicum if you’ve got it, purple onion, garlic, tomatoes, spices/sugar/salt: simmer the crap out of that emmereffer until it’s thick and saucy, blend if you want it smooth), topped with jalapenos, cheddar, feta, chilli flakes, za’atar; then you make little wells in the sauce and crack raw eggs into them and sprinkle a bit more za’atar on because why the fuck wouldn’t you?

I’ll be the first to admit the Internet does not need any more pizza photos. So consider these a luxury:


You need to be pretty careful shifting it into the oven so that you don’t spill raw eggs everywhere, but it’s not that hard.


It’s ready when the eggs are cooked to your liking and the cheese is browned; if you really want to ascend to true awesomeness, may I suggest sprinkling with finely chopped preserved lemon and a drizzle of your hot sauce of choice?

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