Turkish Eggs

Recipe 27th October 2015

This Turkish Eggs recipe is no ordinary recipe. It’s in fact one of Peter’s most famous breakfast dishes, or what we like to call, masterpieces. It’s none other than the Turkish eggs from Changa restaurant in Istanbul – two poached eggs on whipped yoghurt with hot chilli butter, and his restaurants in London serve it with either and sourdough or seeded granary toast.

Serves 4


1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
300g thick Greek yoghurt
50ml extra virgin olive oil
50g unsalted butter
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes (more or less to taste) or use 1 red chilli, finely chopped
2 stalks of fresh dill or flat parsley, shredded
8 eggs
100ml white vinegar
1 Tablespoon dill, cut into 1cm lengths
1 Tablespoon flat parsley leaves, roughly chopped


1. Mix the garlic with the yoghurt and half the olive oil and whisk it together for 10 seconds then put to one side (it’s best served at room temperature)
2. In a small pan cook the butter until it becomes a pale beurre noisette, a nutty brown colour
3. Take off the heat and add the chilli flakes and swirl the pan gently to allow them to sizzle
4. Add the remaining olive oil and dill and put the mixture to one side, keeping it warm
5. Add the vinegar to a deep pan of rapidly simmering water and poach the eggs
Never add salt to the water when poaching eggs as it causes them to break up


To serve

1. Divide 3/4 of the garlic yoghurt into 4 warmed bowls
2. Place 2 poached eggs in each then top with the remaining yoghurt
3. Sprinkle with the dill and parsley
4. Finally, spoon the chilli butter on top

About the Chef
Peter Gordon

Kiwi Chef Peter Gordon is somewhat of a culinary hero. His London gems are none other than The Providores and Tapa Room in Marylebone and Covent Garden's Kopapa, both foodie faves, as well as having restaurants in his hometown of Auckland. Plus, he's a co-founder of Crosstown Doughnuts, which makes him, oh, just about our new favourite person.

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