Persian Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce
30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
8 ingredients
2-4 servings
I am fortunate to work at a place where the manager of the cafeteria is a Moroccan native. Our mutual love of food has resulted in endless exchange of recipes, spices and samplings. (Indeed, some of the items now served in the cafeteria are recipes from this site.) One one occasion, I was lucky enough to be able to share in the lunch he prepared for the staff. I love eggs and his were just amazing. This recipe from World Vegetarian seems like a close approximate - though I know his version included a generous bit of cumin and cilantro. I'm posting the original here and will begin to tinker. Once perfected, I'll post that version as a second recipe. Will experiment to see if this works as well with canned tomatoes.

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Serving Size (22.49 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 83.99 Calories from Fat 81.54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.06g 27.87%
Saturated Fat 5.71g 57.1%
Trans Fat 0.36g %
Cholesterol 23.85mg 15.9%
Sodium 71.8mg 5.98%
Total Carbohydrate 0.82g 0.55%
Dietary Fiber 0.22 g 1.73%
Sugars 0.16 g %
Protein 0.43g 1.73%
Vitamin A 599.24IU% Vitamin C 4.76mg%
Calcium 12.18mg% Iron 0.15mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
small onion, medium tomatoes