Salam and welcome to today’s guest post where the guest who is honoring this space is Aysegul of NY’s Delight. A Turkish by birth Aysegul has been living in New York since she was 8 years old….Years back I came across this wonderful blog NY’s Delight…..and I was totally delighted to find this space….Wonderful recipes and stories associated with the recipes….made me hook to the place till date…..Apart from blogging about her Turkish food, culture and recipes this wonderful blogger also works as a Financial Analyst in the legal industry. The recipe she has sent down for today’s post has also been published in ‘Portakal Agaci’ Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013, for a ‘Ramadan night in New York City’ feature. Check out what Aysegul has to say on Ramadan and what she loves to make more often during Ramadan….
Ramadan is always very special time of the year, fasting always makes me crave various foods and when I get home from work, I rush into the kitchen to begin cooking. I cook, I clean and I set the table for for iftar and iftar is always welcomed with a big relief and rewarded well. Another important meal is sahur, yes waking up in the middle of the night is not pleasant but it plays a huge roll in keeping our energy level high and balanced through out the day. After, I’ve cleaned up and washed the dishes from iftar, I stay in the kitchen a few extra minutes and make small preparations for sahur. Hence, between iftar, sahur and sunrise our time is very constrained and taking those extra few minutes to prepare makes sahur a little bit more easier for me.
One of my favorite foods to prepare for sahur, is eggs in various ways. Since its summer and tomatoes are in abundance, I thought I’d share a great summer skillet eggs in tomato sauce.
Skillet Egg in Tomato Sauce
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium onions diced small
- 4 large tomatoes diced small
- salt for taste
- black pepper for taste
- 4-5 basil leaves
- 6 large eggs
- grated kashaval for garnish
- Heat oil in large skilled for medium heat. Add in diced onions season with salt and saute until soft.
- Remove the skins from the tomatoes. Cut into cubes, add into the onion, season with salt. Saute and cook until tomatoes are soft and have a loose sauce. 15-20 minutes.
- With the back of a wooden spoon, make a well into tomato sauce and crack 1 egg into well. Repeat process with remaining 5 eggs. Arrange the basil’s on top.Season with salt and black pepper.
- Cook until whites are set and yolks are cooked.
- Top with a sprinkle of cheese and serve with sauce immediately from the skillet.