Prepare time: 30 min
Cook: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hr 10 min

This is a Tunisian egg dish that I learned from my best friend on one of my trips to Tunisia. It can be made with the liver (my best friend uses it), chicken, lamb, or even just vegetables. I prefer chicken.


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 8 ounces diced chicken breast meat
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon harissa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ras el hanout
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, washed and chopped
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until golden brown and tender, about 7 minutes.
  5. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Stir the chicken into the remaining oil, and cook until white on the outside, but still pink on the inside, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the onion, and continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in the harissa, ras el hanout, water, tomato sauce, and butter. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the spinach until wilted. Remove from the heat, and set aside.
  9. Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
  10. Stir in the peas, Parmesan cheese, and fried potatoes.
  11. Stir in the chicken mixture a spoonful at a time, season to taste with salt and pepper, then pour into the prepared baking dish.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven until the mixture is firm and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then cut into 12 squares, and serve warm.