Turkish baked eggs

Rich Harris makes a simple but flavour-packed egg dish that's perfect for brunch.

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Tags: Eggs, baked,

Recipe - Serves: 2


200g low-fat Greek yogurt
½ garlic clove, crushed
½ lemon, zest and 1 tsp juice
2 tbsp olive oil
260g spinach
4 eggs
25g unsalted butter
½ tsp dried chilli flakes
1 tsp sweet smoked paprika


1. Mix the yogurt, garlic, lemon zest and juice; season and set aside. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan and cook the spinach until just wilted. Remove the spinach from the pan, squeeze out the excess water and season.

2. Warm the remaining 1 tbsp oil in the pan over a medium heat. Return the spinach to the pan, spreading evenly over the base. Make 4 wells in the leaves; crack an egg into each. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until the whites are set and yolks still soft.

3. In a small pan, heat the butter until foaming. Swirl in the chilli, paprika and a pinch of salt for a couple of seconds, then take off the heat. Spoon the yogurt over the eggs, drizzle over the chilli butter and serve with toasted pitta bread, if liked. 

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,988kJ
Fat 38.8g
Saturated Fat 13.7g
Carbohydrate 9.6g
Sugars 8.8g
Protein 22.9g
Salt 1.1g
Fibre 2.8g

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