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Piperade Recipe

An egg dish from the Basque region of South West France, ingredients include peppers and tomatoes. The mixture can be prepared ahead up to the end of stage 7

Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians


For about 4/5 people:

- 1 medium Onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 clove of Garlic, peeled & chopped
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) Olive Oil
- 1 Red Pepper
- 4 big tomatoes, skinned
- 5 eggs
- Salt & freshly ground black pepper


- Sweat the onion in the oil in a heavy pan, until transparent but not brown.

- Meanwhile, de-seed the pepper and cut up into small pieces.

- Add the garlic and pepper to the onion, and continue cooking slowly until the onion is tender.

- Chop the tomatoes and add them to the stew.

- Add a little salt and simmer until the mixture is moist but not wet.

- Lightly beat the eggs.

- Share the tomato & pepper mixture between 10 ramekins or similar containers.

- Share the eggs between the ramekins and mix well in until incorporated.

- Bake in a pre-heated oven (180ºC/350ºF/Gas 4) for about 15 minutes or until the eggs look set.

Serve with lightly buttered bread.

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