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Eggs piperade

Fast recipe for eggs piperade by Emma Knowles.

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4
Eggs piperade
Eggs piperade

Eggs piperade is a classic French Basque dish and a highly versatile one at that - it's equally at home on the breakfast table as it is dinner or lunch.


  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • thyme sprigs and coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley, To serve
  • crusty baguette and butter, To serve


  • 1
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, capsicum and garlic, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender (8-10 minutes). Add tomato, season to taste and simmer uncovered until beginning to break down (4-5 minutes). Gently stir in egg and cook, stirring occasionally, until scrambled (3-4 minutes). Scatter with thyme and parsley and serve hot with a crusty baguette and butter.