Eggs are pretty synonymous with breakfast at our house. Boiled, poached, fried, scrambled - we love them all. But even more so, I love to serve up the Greek breakfast recipes I miss from home, and Strapatsada (or Kagianas) is certainly one of these.
It’s similar to Shakshuka, but with a few key differences. First, the eggs are completely scrambled and combined with the tomatoes in this recipe. Second, there’s less sauce and it is commonly served with a thick slice of bread. Regardless of how it’s served, Strapatsada is a delicious and hearty dish that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch.
I remember this made with tomatoes picked fresh from a sunny garden, for a light and flavoursome summer breakfast served up under the hot Greek sun. In the UK we enjoy it all year round, but it really puts a smile on my face when skies are blue and the sun is out. Basically, a Greek version of scrambled egg, with tomato, feta and oregano, this Strapatsada recipe could also work with a salad as a light lunch or dinner.
Because feta cheese is already salty, use less salt to avoid making the dish too salty.
To serve, cut a thick slice of sourdough and drizzle with olive oil. Cook the bread in a pan for a couple of minutes to soften it, then add the Strapatsada on top.
You will need about 20 minutes to make 2 servings of this recipe, which has approximately 377 calories each. Make sure you have all the ingredients and follow these 5 simple steps. If you have any questions, send me an email and I’d be more than happy to help!
To begin, use the large bladed side of a grater to grate the tomatoes (discarding the skin as you go).
Add the grated tomatoes to a pan and simmer them for approximately 10 minutes or until their juices have evaporated.
Next, add the olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar to the pan and stir until everything is incorporated.
In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Then, put them in a pan and stir occasionally until they are done (about 2-3 minutes).
Watch it step-by-step!
The eggs are almost synonymous with breakfast. However, we have many ways to cook them and they can be found on our dinner table as well! A traditional dish from Greece called Strapatsada (or Kagianas) is a perfect way for those who love enjoying an easy meal- both at home or out in the sunbelt.