Recipe by Mercy
A delightful breakfast/brunch recipe from Bon Appetit, May 1995
Top Review by COOKGIRl
WOW!! I save the word 'wow' for extra special recipes! This was extraordinary. I came across this same recipe online last week and was happy to see it posted on the food.com site. Followed the recipe as written except I did cut the sage into ribbons (tri-color sage from our herb garden). Be sure the yogurt is drained well for best presentation. My husband declared this recipe: "Phenomenal". I declare it a rare jewel. Presented on a platter with watercress border. Must be served with bread to soak up that sage-y yumminess. Meal accompanied by simple saffron rice pilaf and a tossed salad with seasonal ingredients. Out of this world good! thank you!
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
- 12 fresh sage leaves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dry crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
- 8 eggs
- warmed pita bread
Directions See How It's Made
- Stir yogurt and garlic in small bowl to blend and then season to taste with salt.
- Divide the mixture equally among 4 plates, spreading to coat the the center of each plate.
- Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, then add the sage, paprika and red pepper and stir just until the butter sizzles; remove from heat and season with salt.
- Add the vinegar to large skillet of simmering water and return the mixture to a simmer.
- Crack the eggs into the simmering water and simmer until the eggs are softly cooked, about 3 minutes.
- Using a slotted spoon or pasta server/fork, remove the eggs from the water, drain briefly and place 2 eggs atop the yogurt on each plate.
- Rewarm the butter mixture, if necessary, and spoon over the eggs.
- Serve immediately with pita bread.