Harissa Eggs in Whipped Goat Cheese. Eggs cooked to your liking, served with harissa sauce, and snuggled into a bed of creamy whipped goat cheese. A fresh, bright avocado herb salad is spooned overtop. There’s also a spicy chile butter for a balance of spicy, sweet, and savory flavors. Altogether, it’s so delicious. And naan or toasted bread is certainly a must to serve alongside.
Something a little different today! Growing up, we’d often do “breakfast for dinner” on nights when Dad just didn’t know what else to cook. More times than not, he’d make soft-boiled eggs mashed with cheddar cheese. Other times, it was fried eggs and toast.
Nothing fancy, but it always hit the spot, especially when we were super hungry.
As an adult, I eat eggs most days of the week. Usually, I just soft-boil them because they’re easy, but sometimes I like to do them up fancier.
I’ve made variations of Turkish eggs before, but this is by far my favorite. It’s the whipped goat cheese, it makes these eggs feel luxurious.
This recipe could definitely pass for lunch or dinner; it’s so delicious.
Here are details
Step 1: make the avocado salad
This is stolen from my chili crisp chicken. I left out the mango and doubled up on the avocado.
Toss a couple of diced avocados with plenty of fresh herbs, toasted seeds, a little spice from a serrano pepper, and a simple lemon/sesame oil “dressing.”
Mix everything together in a bowl, no fancy steps.
Step 2: whip the goat cheese
Add creamy goat cheese to a food processor or a blender with some honey, just a small drizzle. Sometimes I like to add lemon too.
Blend until it’s super creamy. Then make sure to season it with salt and pepper.
Step 3: the chile butter
Pretty simple – butter, chili flakes, and paprika. The key is to get the butter a little browned. Then, if you like, you could add garlic too, but I prefer just the spices.
You can’t skip the butter. It’s really an essential element. Trust me.
Step 4: the eggs
Now for the eggs, you can fry them, poach them, or make them soft-boiled. Cook them your favorite way. If you want a super traditional Turkish-style egg, use poached eggs.
Step 5: finish it
When you have everything ready to go, swirl the goat cheese into a shallow bowl. Add the harissa sauce, then the warm eggs. The eggs will melt into the whipped goat cheese. It’s going to be so, so yummy.
Now add the avocado salad on top. Then chile butter – lots of chile butter.
Serve with naan, or you can use toast too, but in my opinion, naan is best!
The goat cheese is creamy and tangy, which is a really nice balance to the spicy harissa and chile butter. The salad adds color and a hint of freshness from the lemon and herbs; SO GOOD. I always add extra sesame seeds, you can never have too many.
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Harissa Eggs in Whipped Goat Cheese
Calories Per Serving: 363 kcal
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Avocado Herb Salad
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- 1. To make the salad. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt. 2. To make the goat cheese: Add the goat cheese, honey, and a pinch of salt to a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. 3. To make the chile butter: in a small skillet, cook the butter until it is browning, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the chili flakes and paprika. 4. To serve: spread the goat cheese in the bottom of a bowl, swirl with harissa. Add the eggs and avocado salad. Drizzle the chile butter over the eggs. Enjoy with naan or toast.