Turkish Eggs with Chilli Butter

Turkish Eggs with Chilli Butter

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Recipe by NZEggs Course: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: TurkishDifficulty: Easy


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Take your taste buds to Turkey with this flavourful brekkie idea! Believe us, this recipe is all it’s cracked up to be and it’ll be a firm favourite once you’ve had it once! How will you eat yours – mild, or with the heat turned up?


  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 100 g feta

  • ½ cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped

  • 1 cup thick Greek style yoghurt

  • 50 g butter

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • pinch chilli flakes

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

  • 8 eggs = 2 eggs per person serve.
    (You can reduce to 1 egg per person)

  • 1 pinch sumac, to sprinkle on top

  • 4 toasted pita breads to serve


  • Put the garlic, ¾ of the feta, most of the coriander (saving some to garnish) and a good spoonful of yoghurt in a blender, blitzing until smooth. Spoon into a bowl with the remaining yoghurt, combine well, then set aside.
  • Heat the butter in a small saucepan over a medium heat, until it starts to foam and turns a golden brown. Turn off the heat, add the smoked paprika and chilli flakes, then set aside.
  • In a wide saucepan, bring salted water to a gentle simmer, then add the vinegar. Carefully add the eggs and poach gently for 3 – 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well when cooked to your liking.
  • On each plate, divide up the yoghurt mix, top with a couple of eggs and a drizzle of the chilli butter. Scatter over the remaining feta and coriander, and sprinkle with the sumac. Serve with freshly toasted pita bread.


  • If you’re not keen on coriander, swap it out for half a cup of roughly chopped mint or your favourite fresh herbs.
  • Adjust the amount of chilli in the butter to suit your taste. If you’re not a fan of heat, leave it out altogether – it will still be delicious!
  • For perfect poached eggs make sure you choose the freshest eggs available

Turn the heat up or down to suit your family’s tastes – but either way, this is a breakfast they’ll want time and time again.
Take your taste buds on a trip to Turkey with this tasty take on your next eggs brekkie!

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