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Turkish eggs: 10-minute meal

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Bored with scrambled eggs? Try this spicy Turkish dish to add some variety to your morning meals. As well as the protein provided by the eggs, you get a hefty dose of muscle fuel from the yoghurt. The other ingredients provide both delicious flavours and more health benefits.


2 eggs / 1½ cloves garlic, crushed / 100g Greek yoghurt / 20ml extra virgin olive oil / 10g unsalted butter / ½tsp dried chilli flakes / 1 stalk fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped / 25ml white wine vinegar

To make

  • Mix the garlic with the yoghurt and half the olive oil. Whisk for ten seconds and put to one side.
  • Melt the butter in a small pan until it is a nutty brown colour. Remove from the heat, add the chilli and stir, allowing it to sizzle.
  • Add the remaining oil and parsley, then set aside.
  • Add the vinegar to a deep pan of simmering water and poach the eggs.
  • Serve the eggs in a bowl on top of the yoghurt mixture and pour the olive oil/butter mixture over the top.

Ingredient breakdown

Eggs are a great source of essential amino acids and testosterone-boosting zinc.

Greek yoghurt is low-GI, so it helps to keep blood sugar levels steady and prevent energy crashes.

Chilli flakes are a source of capsaicin, which increases your metabolic rate, causing your body to burn more calories.

Olive oil contains plenty of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

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