Turkish eggs

Turkish eggs

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Looking for a warming bowl of comfort food for two? These easy vegetarian Turkish poached eggs can be ready in just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal402
  • fat36g
  • saturates21g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200g Greek yogurt
  • ½ lemon, juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 medium eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 2 tsp sumac
    Sumac

    Sumac

    soo-mak

    This wine-coloured ground spice is one of the most useful but least known and most…

  • small pack coriander, leaves picked
  • toast, to serve

Method

  1. Put the chilli and butter in a small pan and melt on a very gentle heat to ensure the chilli flavour infuses while you make the rest of the dish.

  2. Whisk the garlic into the yogurt. Season well and add the lemon juice. Bring a large pan of water to a simmer. Add the vinegar, make a swirl with a large spoon, then crack each egg into the water. Poach for 3 mins until set, then drain on kitchen paper. 

  3. To serve, put half the yogurt in each bowl, add a poached egg to each, then drizzle with the melted chilli butter. Season, top with sumac and coriander leaves, and serve with toast.

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Poachedeggchef
10th Apr, 2017
5.05
Fantastic recipe! I put the garlic yogurt on top of toasted sourdough bread, with the poached egg on top of the yogurt and then drizzled the chilli butter and coriander. Best breakfast ever :) (can even put a little bit of smoked salmon on the side if you are feeling naughty)
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