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Turkish Eggs with Chilli Butter

  • Author: NZEggs
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Turkish


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



  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 100g feta
  • ½ cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup thick Greek style yoghurt
  • 50g butter
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 48 eggs (12 eggs per person)
  • sumac to sprinkle
  • 4 toasted pita breads to serve


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 done.
  4. 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

Keywords: Turkish Eggs

Take your taste buds on a trip to Turkey with this tasty take on your next eggs brekkie!

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.


Posted on

November 4, 2020