Keto recipe: Turkish-style eggs, whipped ricotta and brown chilli butter

Turkish-style eggs with whipped ricotta.


Turkish-style eggs with whipped ricotta.


The magic of warm, runny eggs and cold garlicky ricotta, with a kick from spicy butter will blow your mind. It is so simple but so delicious, a magical dish to impress with ease.

Serves 1, or 2 if you’re sharing on Valentine’s Day.


2 free-range eggs, at room temperature

Brown chilli butter

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon sweet smoked paprika

A pinch of cayenne or chilli flakes

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

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Whipped ricotta

¼ cup ricotta or cottage cheese

½ cup plain unsweetened yogurt

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon za’atar

1 teaspoon ground sumac

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, parsley or dill

To serve

Chopped fresh chives

Thinly sliced ​​spring onion

A pinch of za’atar

A pinch of ground sumac


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In a saucepan, bring water to the boil over a high heat. Add the room-temperature eggs, turn the heat down a little, and boil gently for 5 minutes.

Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and peel when cool enough to handle.

In another small saucepan, combine the butter ingredients, stirring frequently until the butter starts foaming and darkening. Remove from the heat.

For the ricotta, simply whisk the ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasoning.

To serve, spread the whipped ricotta mixture onto a bowl or plate, add the peeled eggs, and spoon over the chilli butter.

Serve, sprinkled with the chopped fresh chives, spring onion, za’atar and sumac, with some toast on the side to scoop up all the eggy, saucy goodness.

* Recipe from Flavourbomb Fast – fresh fun keto for Kiwis, is published by Penguin NZ, $ 45.

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