Turkish Breakfast Eggs and Sausage Recipe

This recipe belongs to my friend Husnora. She is a photographer herself and loves taking all kinds of beautiful pictures in her spare time. Husnora lives in Turkey, one of my dream destinations of all time. Turkish culture, food and its mother nature mesmerizes me. So, I decided to start adding more recipes from the Turkish cuisine. I asked Husnora to write a simple recipe and we decided this simple breakfast meal would be a good jump start and inspiration for me to post more Turkish recipes. Breakfast Eggs and Sausage Recipe may not be something extraordinary, but it never hurts to be more simple, right? :)

Turkish Breakfast

It is cooked in special Turkish skillet called Sahan. Since I’ve never tried it myself, I cannot tell you if it tastes any differently than using a regular frying skillet. But Husnora says, you can definitely substitute them. Because of its shape and relatively small size and the deeper bottom, the volume of the fried eggs in Sahan is thick, unlike the regular skillet fried eggs. The yellows of the eggs sink in the middle of the egg whites, cushioning the yolks from all sides. Apparently, this keeps the yolks soft and good to dip with bread :P

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 grams of sausage (Turkish sucuk is used in this particular recipe)
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

Cut the sausage in 3 mm thick circles. Place the Sahan on the stove top. On small heat melt the butter. Once the butter is well melted, crack two eggs. Be careful not to damage the egg yolks. place the sausages on top of the eggs carefully. Sprinkle the pinch of salt and close the lid of the Sahan/skillet. Let it stand until you hear frying like sound, for approximately about 5 minutes. Make sure the heat is not too high. Otherwise the bottom of the eggs will burn and the top will not be cooked enough. Serve while still hot! All done!! :)

Bon Appetit!

Comments

  1. This breakfast is sooo tempting! Great shot!

  2. WebMonster says:

    Wow! Good work Husnora!
    Hilola opa, we are thinking of inviting you guys to Turkey. What do you think of it?

  3. Husnora says:

    Thanks :))) Afiyet olsun :)

  4. cooking and eating that in sahan is sort of traditional, though my mom at home certainly did not use one. turkish sucuk is a wonderful thing, especially if you find quality sucuk. [most average sucuk is very fatty so eggs would drown in it. sigh]

  5. you make sucha simple recipe look devastatingly good! and I saw you pull apart lemony cake which I promise ill make when my sis in law comes for a visit!! it looks absolutely delicious! tq for your wonderful recipes n fotography. tq

    • Lola Mansurov says:

      LoL, Zurin, thank you for the compliments. I am sure you can make it equally good or even better!! Let me know how it all turns out :) Extend my regards to your sister-in-law

  6. Oh man,,,,,,does that picture make me hungry! I’ve made similar with plain old smoked sausage but I’ll have to try this one out. If I can’t find sucuk I’ll make it myself.
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Mike

    • Lola Mansurov says:

      Thank you for a very nice comment Mike :) Let me know how you like it. The turkish sucuk gives it a authentic spiciness. Something way different than anything I’ve tried before.

  7. carla grant says:

    I have been going to Turkey for many years with family and have had this breakfast loads, it is amazing. For some reason I felt like this today so I shall be making it for me and my partner tomorrow, can’t wait =)

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