Turkish eggs

Turkish eggs

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


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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  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

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



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

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 medium eggs



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

  • 2 tsp sumac



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

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


  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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GiSora's picture
2nd Feb, 2019
So simple, easy and yummy. I'd leave the yogurt just a bit more at room temp next time.
Sarah Cook's picture
Sarah Cook
5th Oct, 2018
Great way of amplifying eggs on toast! Really didn't take too long yet the flavours were lovely. I will definitely make this again as it is good way of upping the nutritional content of eggs on toast. Will likely reduce the amount of butter though.
10th Apr, 2017
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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