Turkish Spinach and Eggs Recipe – Ispanakli Yumurta

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Tired of the same old breakfast fare?

This Turkish Spinach and Eggs recipe is the breakfast dish you didn’t know you needed.

We had this over the weekend and I am still amazed at how easy it was to put together.

Not only that it has the most full flavor and robust taste.

Just really delicious.

You must try this Turkish Spinach and Eggs.

Turkish Spinach and Eggs Recipe – Ispanakli Yumurta

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What to put in your Turkish Spinach and Eggs Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 onion (finely diced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 medium tomatoes (grated on the largest side of a box grater)
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper or tomato paste
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed or minced)
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

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You know when you’re wandering around your kitchen wondering what in the world you’re going to cook?

That is often the scenario at our house.

I’m very minimalistic when it comes to meals. As long as there are nutrients and it takes good, I’m set.

Jeremy on the other hand craves new and interesting flavors. He’s also more patient in the kitchen than I am.

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A few Saturdays ago while he was considering what to make for breakfast, he got an idea.

He decided he would create a dish from what we had in the house.

That wasn’t much because we were very much in need of groceries.

Nevertheless, he googled a few of the ingredients we had on hand along with Mediterranean.

What came up was this Turkish egg dish called Ispanakli Yumurta.

I was skeptical.

Like I said, I’m not adventurous in the kitchen, but Jeremy’s tastebuds have no fear.

As I was busy with other Saturday morning things, and the kids bounced around the house Jeremy put together this dish while listening to Billy Joel.

My friends, we sat down and enjoyed the most robustly flavorful dish I have had in a long time.

This Turkish Spinach and Eggs Recipe was delish, and incredibly simple to make.

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How to Make Turkish Spinach & Eggs Dish

  1. Prep: Dice 1 onion and crush 3 garlic cloves (or mince for a stronger flavor). Grate 2 medium tomatoes or thinly dice.
  2. Cook the onions and garlic: In a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the onion and cook until golden, about 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and stir.
  3. Add the spices and red pepper paste: Add ½ teaspoon cumin and ¼ teaspoon paprika and stir until evenly coated. Follow with 2 tablespoons of red pepper or tomato paste and stir until evenly distributed.
  4. Add tomatoes and wilt the spinach –Stir in the grated tomatoes and follow with 10 ounces baby spinach and ⅓ cup water. Add the spinach, continue cooking the mixture until the spinach has fully wilted and the flavors have integrated in the sauce, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs – Turn the heat to medium-low. Using a wooden spoon, make 4 evenly spaced wells in the tomato mixture and gently crack an egg into each indentation. Cover the pan and cook to your liking.
  6. Garnish and serve

The amounts in our spinach and eggs recipe are meant as a guide only.

We used organic free range eggs and spinach, and it makes such a difference.

This dish is a celebration of the spinach and eggs combo, so go for the best you can find!

What is needed to make Turkish Spinach and Eggs (Ispanakli Yumaurta)?

Try this dish my friends, it’s quick, it’s easy and it’s so good for you.

Plus, your tastebuds will be delighted!

xo maria

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