Turkish Eggs with Chilli Butter

Turkish Eggs with Chilli Butter

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

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

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?

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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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