Turkish-style eggs and tomatoes

Well this is my take on Turkish eggs anyway! I used to feel that eggs and yoghurt would be a bit weird but somehow they are perfectly complementary and actually a gorgeous marriage. I like adding fried tomatoes for some contrast but really I just love fried tomatoes with nearly everything….

 

Don’t forget, the secret to good poached eggs is the freshness of the egg. They need to be super-fresh because as the days go by the proteins in the egg whites degrade and the white doesn’t stay together. Just boil a saucepan of water til bubbling and crack two really fresh eggs into it. No swirling, no vinegar, no poaching rings, no nothing! You can find ‘backyard eggs’ a lot now and they are your best bet in terms of freshness. Look out for ‘Fresh eggs’ signs along country roads and even outside some urban houses these days.

Ingredients

  • 2 really fresh free range eggs
  • 3-4 heaped dessert spoons of full fat Greek yoghurt – bring to room temp if you have time
  • Large handful of ripe baby tomatoes, halved
  • Extra virgin olive oil for frying
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Fresh herbs – I used mint – to garish
  • 1-2 slices of sourdough bread
  • Clove of garlic (optional)

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Instructions

Boil a saucepan of water and crack the eggs in to poach. Fry the tomatoes in olive oil until slightly soft, add a bit of salt. Get the bread in the toaster too.

Now swirl the yoghurt onto a plate and place the poached eggs on top. Add the cooked tomatoes with all their cooking juices, the chilli flakes, a bit of salt and a scattering of fresh herbs.

Rub the toast with garlic, drizzle with olive oil, and serve.

 

Nutrition Info

Eggs

Eggs are little packages of nutrition. They provide vitamin A, vitamin D, all the B vitamins, folic acid, and are a rich source of selenium (for thyroid function) and iodine as well as many other minerals. They are an excellent source of choline which helps our cells and nerves to signal, as well as with healthy construction of the cell walls.

Good honest nutrition

One can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.

Proverb

Portion Guidelines

Instead of living with the bore of weighing food, counting points or calories and tapping everything you eat into a phone you can use nature’s custom-designed tool – your hands!

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