Simple Turkish Eggs

Author Notes: This dish is super easy, and it's pure bliss. Each time I make it I feel like I'm in a fancy-pants cafe, except that I'm still in my pyjamas and my hair looks like a bird's nest. Eat This My Friend | Jade O'Donahoo

Serves: 1


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup natural, full fat yoghurt
  • 1/2 small garlic glove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (finely grated)
  • 1 big pinch of salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • few baby mint leaves (optional)
In This Recipe


  1. Melt butter over gentle heat until foamy, stir in paprika and turn off heat.
  2. Make yoghurt sauce by combining yoghurt with salt, garlic and lemon zest.
  3. Gently fry 2 eggs in a splash of olive oil, until done to your liking. I like my yolks slightly runny.
  4. Warm your pita briefly in a pan, dollop yoghurt sauce in the centre of the pita and smooth with the back of the spoon. Lay the 2 eggs over the sauce and drizzle on paprika butter. Sprinkle on some little mint leaves (if using).

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Eat T. August 11, 2015
Oh jeeze thanks so much for telling me! I'll fix it now.
Austin B. August 10, 2015
Looks really simple, and I just so happen to have all the ingredients on hand. Gonna make this tomorrow.
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Eat T. August 10, 2015
Fabulous! Hope you love them as much as I do. <br /><br />Jade. X
Austin B. August 11, 2015
It was good. I think you left out the garlic measurement on the ingredients list, so I just went with one clove. It was good. Not something that I could particularly eat every other day, but good. My pita bread went bad, unfortunately, so I had to substitute toast.
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Eat T. August 11, 2015
Oh jeeze thanks so much for telling me! I'll fix it now.<br />