Fact: It’s possible to love charcuterie-style meals so much that you look for ways to make cheese, crackers and cold-cuts acceptable for breakfast – until you remember that Turkish cuisine has already done that. With memories of the feta, fresh bread and salted boiled eggs I nibbled on for breakfast at a hostel in Istanbul in mind, I put together this Meag’s Eggs version of Turkish breakfast. Additionally, I used adorable “Curious Crackers” by a new D.C. food startup, called The Fancy Schmancy Co, which aims to make serving food more fun.
This breakfast is ready to eat in less than 15 minutes – try it out, show me, and you might be featured in the Yolk Lover’s Guide!
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 of a small baguette, sliced
- A few pieces of salami or your favorite cold-cut meat
- A handful of feta cubes (buy it in “chunk” form and cut into small cubes)
- 2 small Campari tomatoes, sliced
- 1/4 of a zucchini, sliced
- A few olives, if desired
- A few spoonfuls of your favorite hummus (I used sriracha)
- Greek yogurt (and a few raspberries, if desired)
- Crackers (the star-shaped “Curious Crackers” I used are from The Fancy Schmancy Co)
Estim. Prep & Cooking Time: 15 mins.
- Lay out all of your ingredients and make sure you have everything you need. The goal is to get all prep work for the non-egg ingredients in while the eggs are boiling.
- Start soft-boiling the eggs. I use this egg cooker to soft-boil, and have not developed traditional method yet. In the meantime, here’s a soft boiled egg recipe. I boiled them a little longer this time so the yolks would stay together when I sliced them.
- While the eggs boil, prep the other ingredients:
- Slice the baguette
- Cut feta into small cubes
- Slice each small Campari tomato into quarters
- Slice zucchini
- Dress up the Greek yogurt with berries, if desired
- Arrange all ingredients on a platter.
- Prepare an ice bath in a small bowl for the eggs. When they’re done boiling, lightly tap them on the counter to create a few micro-cracks, then place them in the ice bath for a minute or two.
- Peel the eggs, then slice them, and season with salt and pepper (or other desired seasoning). Arrange on your serving platter.
- Take pictures of your delicious spread, tag me for a chance to be featured in the Yolk Lover’s Guide, and dig in.