Turkish Poached Eggs

Here is another one of our favorite Turkish dishes. This one makes a hearty and healthy breakfast, brunch or lunch. What I love about this dish is that it can be cooked in one pan and is quite simple. It is worth seeking out the sucuk, as it has a unique, spicy flavor, so typical of Turkey.

Serves: 2

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Place the spinach in a pan over a medium heat and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Remove the spinach and allow to drain.
  2. Place the chorizo or sucuk in the same pan. Cook for about 1 minute on each side. Remove and reserve. Leave the pan drippings in the pan.
  3. Place the onion in the pan and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the tomatoes, paprika and half of the feta. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes. The tomatoes should be broken down.
  5. Return the spinach and chorizo or sucuk to the pan and stir to combine.
  6. With the back of a spoon make 4 indentations. Break the eggs carefully into each indentation. Sprinkle a pinch of paprika over the eggs and sprinkle the remaining feta over the tomato mixture. Place a lid on the pan and allow the eggs to "poach" in the tomato mixture. Check for doneness and remove when the egg whites are cooked but the yolks are still soft.
  7. After placing onto plates, drizzle some olive oil over and serve immediately.


For an authentic Turkish taste, it is worth seeking out the sucuk and goat’s milk feta. The sucuk sausage is commonly used in Turkish cooking and is mildly spicy. I prefer to use mature spinach as it has more flavour. However, baby spinach and silver beat, will also work.

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Recipe Info

  • Difficulty
  • prep:5 minutes
  • cook:15 minutes
  • Show nutritional information
    This is our estimate based on online research.
    Fat:28 g
    Carbohydrates:2 g
    Protein:11 g
    Calculated per serving.

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