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Baked Egg Pita with Zaatar

Hana Itzhaki
This simple Israeli comfort food can be but together in minutes. Serve with Israeli vegetable salad to round out the meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1


  • 1 pita
  • 1 egg
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 t. zaatar
  • salt & pepper


  • Preheat oven to 300F.
  • Create a hole in the top side of the pita leaving a ¾ in boarder.
  • Place the pita on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper.
  • Brush the top half of the pita inside and out with olive oil, sprinkle  with half of the zaatar.
  • Crack the egg into a small dish or cup and check for blood spots.      Carefully pour the egg into the center hole of the pita.
  • Sprinkle the remaining zaatar on top of the egg. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake in for 8-10 minutes.
  • Be sure to watch carefully that the pita doesn’t burn around the edges. If it does start to burn before the egg is cooked, lightly over with foil. Do not broil.


You can also bake the pita and egg in a toaster oven. Just be sure to preheat the toaster oven an check for doneness depending on your toaster's temperature.