Turkish Eggs with Chile Butter and Whipped Feta.
Putting a spin on the classic fried egg with these Turkish Eggs with Chile Butter and Whipped Feta. Perfectly fried eggs that are slightly salty, a touch spicy, creamy, and full of fresh herbs. Add toasted bagels or bread for dipping and you’ll have a mouth-watering breakfast dish that can easily double as dinner, takes only minutes to prepare, is healthy, and so good! Everyone is sure to love this fun and delicious way to enjoy fried eggs!
Eggs are my fall back food. They go with everything, they’re healthy, and they’re aways delicious. I love them any which way… poached, scrambled, hard boiled, or fried. You can’t go wrong with an egg dish, and typically, they’re the easiest to prepare. My dad used to serve my mom and I his fried eggs over buttered toast with fresh basil and a pinch of salt. I remember it being one of my favorite things to eat on weekend mornings. But even more often, he would serve them late at night. When returning from a nighttime event where we had zero time to eat before leaving (we were always running late!). It was kind of the best, and yes, I was that kid that loved a runny yolk. So good with crusty bread.
So yes, I love eggs. And when I made these over the weekend I knew I had to share them just as soon as possible. Not only because these Turkish eggs are good for breakfast, but because they’re good for dinner too. And honestly? I might even like this dish better for dinner than I do for breakfast.
I’ve made Turkish eggs before, but this version is hands down my favorite. It has all of my favorite things…fried eggs, wilted garlicky herby greens, salty whipped feta, and chile butter.
I whipped the feta with Greek yogurt, which is traditionally what Turkish style eggs are served with. But the sound of salty feta with my fried eggs was too good to resist. Yes, it’s an extra step, but it’s worth it. If you don’t have a food processor, no problem, just finely crumble the feta cheese into the Greek yogurt. It will not be as smooth as if you whipped it all together, but it will be just as delicious. The feta will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days, so you can easily do this step ahead of time to streamline the process.
Moving onto the eggs. I fried my eggs, but you can prepare the eggs any way you’d like. If you want a super traditional Turkish style egg, used poached eggs. Since I wanted to make wilted greens, I fried my eggs, then used that same skillet to cook the greens.
Simple, easy and very efficient. I cooked the greens with garlic, and then tossed them with a mix of herbs, lemon, cucumbers, and salt. Kind of like a wilted greens salad.
The key to really good Turkish eggs however, is all in the chile butter. Mine is a mix of salted butter, olive oil, chili flakes and sweet paprika. Pretty simple, but it really packs in the flavor. It might just be one of the best sauces you can spoon over eggs.
Here is how you assemble.
First, swirl the feta into the bottom of a low bowl or plate. Add the warm eggs and wilted greens. Now generously drizzle everything with the chile butter and finish each serving with a couple avocado wedges sprinkled with everything bagel spice.
Serve with your favorite toasted bagels or bread, and done. It seems like there are lots of parts, but it actually comes together pretty quickly, and uses ingredients you should have on hand!
The feta is creamy and salty, which is a really nice balance to the spicy chile butter. The greens add color and hit of freshness from the lemon and herbs, SO GOOD. Oh, and then the avocado, it’s topped with everything spice and it really completes the dish. I debated whether the avocado was needed, but when in doubt, always add the avocado. You can’t go wrong!
See, the perfect healthy and delicious egg dish, great for busy mornings, but even better for late nights!
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Turkish Eggs with Chile Butter and Whipped Feta
Salty, a touch spicy, creamy, and full of fresh herbs. Add toasted bagels or bread for dipping and you'll have a mouth-watering breakfast (or dinner) that takes only minutes to prepare, is healthy, and delicious!
- 6 ounces feta cheese
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
Eggs, Greens, and Chile
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
- 4 cups mixed baby spinach and arugula
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- Zest and juice from 1 lemon
- 1 cup tender herbs, such as cilantro, parsley, basil, and dill
- 1 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 2 tablespoons everything bagel spice
1. To make the whipped feta. In a food processor, combine the feta, and greek yogurt. Pulse until completely smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides if needed, about 3 minutes. Add a pinch of pepper. Pulse to combine. The feta can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.
2. To make the eggs. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmer, add the eggs and fry to your liking. Remove the eggs from the skillet to a plate.
3. Using the same skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil, the garlic, and greens. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes, until the greens are just wilted. Remove from the heat. Add the lemon zest, juice, herbs, and cucumber, toss to combine.
4. To make the chile butter. In a small saucepan, melt together the butter, 2 tablespoons olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, and paprika.
5. To serve, spread the feta cheese into the bottom of each individual serving bowl. Add the eggs, wilted greens, and avocado. Sprinkle the avocado with everything spice. Spoon the chile butter over the eggs. Enjoy!
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