This is my boyfriend’s absolute favourite breakfast, he’s been harassing me to make it for aaaaaaages. I tried to explain that he could always make it himself but this didn’t go down very well. Anyway, don’t be scared of frying eggs, they don’t need to be cooked in a bath of oil like that grotesque scene in Withnail and I (click here). Also, I don’t appreciate being spat at by lamas let alone by a saucepan of hot oil, so lets use spray oil instead yeah? Far less spitty.
Anyway, I tend to always have a couple of frozen pitta breads in my freezer, so this recipe is pretty easy to throw together just as long as you have bit of yogurt to use up. It has to be plain yogurt mind, don’t be using any old strawberry Frube you find at the back of the fridge.
In any case, I hope you enjoy this Turkish delight as much as Jamie does, it’s been known to cure many a bad hangover.
P.S. I apologise if you watched the Withal and I clip to the point where the old woman bites into her fried egg sandwich and it all falls out the back. This gave me nightmares for quite some years.
Serves 1 / Takes 10 minutes
1 brown pitta bread
1 garlic clove
3 Tbs of greek yogurt
Small handful of freshly chopped mint
Pinch of smoked paprika
Pinch of chilli flakes
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 green chillies in brine stalks removed (optional)
1. Start by finely chopping the mint and put to one side. In a small bowl add 3 Tbs of yogurt and mix in one crushed garlic clove. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Spray a small frying pan with spray oil and pop on a medium heat, add two eggs and start to fry. Meanwhile toast the pitta bread.
3. Once the pitta is toasted, cut down one side and open to butterfly it. Add the yogurt in the centre of your pitta and spread out with the back of a spoon.
4. Top with fried eggs and sprinkle with fresh mint, smoked paprika and chilli flakes. Season again with salt and pepper, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and add 2 green chillies in brine (optional). Sexy.
If you’ve had a go at making my eggs or any of my other recipes I’d love to hear about it. @corrieheale firstname.lastname@example.org