Purchese offers more than 50 recipes to take breakfast to cheffy heights. Some are classics-with-a-twist that the home cook can accomplish weekdays despite hustling kids out the door to school. Others, like Phyllo-wrapped Fried Egg, are a tad more involved and better reserved for lazy weekends.
In this recipe, two favorite breakfast nom-noms — pastries and fried eggs — are folded (literally) into one. It’s a pure delight to put a knife and fork into the flaky, fried phyllo pocket and watch yellow yolk run forth. And it’s oh so satisfying to bite into the center for an explosion of eggy, cheesy goodness seasoned with the smart, time-saving combination of two North African spice blends: harissa and dukkah. (Both can be found in the grocery story spice aisle under labels like McCormick and Manitou.)