Potatoes with spiced sugo, curds and fried eggs

2
1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

Merguez-spiced sugo

  • 10 large tomatoes, ripe
  • 50ml of oil
  • 20g of merguez spice mix
  • 300g of red onion, sliced
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 10g of fenugreek seeds
  • 20g of cumin seeds
  • 20g of coriander seeds
  • 5g of chilli flakes
  • 800g of tinned chopped tomatoes
  • salt

Potatoes, curds and eggs

  • 500g of new potatoes, washed
  • 200g of cheese curds, Dan uses Montgomery Cheddar curds (or you can use Taleggio cheese when in season)
  • 4 eggs
  • 50ml of oil
  • salt

To serve

  • onion seeds
  • sourdough bread

Method

1
Preheat the oven 200°C/gas mark 6
2
Place the tomatoes in a large baking tray with the oil, the merguez spice, the onions and garlic. Mix everything together with your hands and bake until the tomatoes burst from their skins and begin to release their juices, for roughly 20 minutes
  • 10 large tomatoes, ripe
  • 300g of red onion, sliced
  • 10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 50ml of oil
  • 20g of merguez spice mix
3
Remove from the oven and add the seeds and the chilli, mixing once more to incorporate. Return to the oven, bake for a further 20 minutes then remove and add the tinned tomatoes. Return to the oven, covered, for 1 hour
  • 10g of fenugreek seeds
  • 20g of cumin seeds
  • 20g of coriander seeds
  • 5g of chilli flakes
  • salt
  • 800g of tinned chopped tomatoes
4
Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Season to taste
5
Place the potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water and bring to a boil. Remove from the water when they can be pierced by a knife or a fork. Set aside to cool
  • 500g of new potatoes, washed
6
Once cooled, place in a large frying pan with the oil and fry until they begin to crisp up. Evenly sprinkle over the curds and continue to fry
7
Make some little holes in the potatoes so you can see the pan and crack some eggs in between the curds and the potatoes
8
Allow the eggs to begin frying over a high heat. As the whites start to form, add dollops of the spiced sugo into the pan randomly to create chaos
9
Slip the pan into the oven on the grill setting for 3 minutes to set the whites and crisp up the potatoes one final time. Season to taste. Slip onto a plate, sprinkle with onion seeds and serve with a big hunk of sourdough bread
  • onion seeds
  • sourdough bread