Turkish(ish) breakfast

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Author Notes: When my parents went on a trip to Turkey and I heard stories of the awesome Turkish breakfasts, I got jealous and decided to make a version of my own. It's based on their descriptions of what they ate. combined with my personal preferences.fiveandspice

Serves 1

  • 1 large egg (or 2)
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped tomato
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped flat leaf parsley (optional)
  • 1 good-sized scoop (a couple Tbs.) thick (Greek-style) yogurt or labneh
  • fluffy flatbread or bread, for serving
  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the egg and let it boil for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, remove it and run it under cold water for a few moments.
  2. While the egg is soft-boiling, stir together the cucumber, tomato, lemon juice, and olive oil with a good sprinkling of salt and pepper and the parsley, if using. Mound onto a plate and put the scoop of yogurt of labneh next to it.
  3. Peel the egg under cold running water (I find this is the only way I can get the peel off a soft-boiled egg, and even then you do have to be careful. If it seems too futsy for your morning, you can always make a fried egg instead.). Once peeled, add it to the plate.
  4. You can also add a spoonful of honey or jam next to the yogurt/labneh for spreading onto your bread. But, I skip it so that I can smash up the egg and stir the yolk and soft white together with the yogurt into the juices from the tomatoes and cucumbers. Then I eat the whole thing as a glorious mess, and use the bread to soak up the sauce.

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12 months ago aysegul

not all on the same plate

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almost 2 years ago Elena Sakao?lu

Hi,this is a very poor Turkish breakfast plate.I live in Turkey and I suggest you please write google this word: kahvalt?l?klar . You can see the real Turkish breakfast tables,ideas very rich. For breakfast ideas you can search : kahvalt?l?k tarifler.If you worry about some recipe I can send recipe,I have food blog too. I know Turkish kitchen well..

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about 2 years ago BARBARA

This a very coincident that I did this Turkish breakfast without knowing this is from Turkia. its very healthy and delicious.

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about 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

That is a funny coincidence!

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about 2 years ago meldaerbezci

Looks delicious!

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about 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thank you!

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about 2 years ago ellenl

Yum!

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about 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thanks!