Sunday Breakfast: Zaatar fried egg

 Good morning to you my dear reader! I have an intriguing question for you this lovely Sunday morning – what time are you awake on weekends? Is it 6am or 11am? Today I had a special fitness morning. Firstly, I wake up early today: at 8am (yes, it is early for me), went to a nice and energetic pilates class, which is really made my day. Afterwards, I was so hungry and in need of something extremely tasty and healthy!Zaatar fried egg

 I fell in love with zaatar (it’s a mix of dried spices) since I moved to Dubai. I can’t remember how or when I tried it for the first time, but once I tried this incredible mixture, it remains my favourite Middle Eastern spice ever since. As my husband says: “you can eat anything with zaatar”. 😀 it’s funny but true. You can prepare many dishes using zaatar, like eggplant wedges with it and pomegranate molasses or delicious roasted salmon steaks, or anything else you like.
 All you need for today is an egg and zaatar! A slice of wurzel or sourdough bread, some olives and feta could make your breakfast more complete and nourishing. Hope this bright and simple meal satisfy your taste buds! 😉Zaatar friedd egg on a slice of wurzel bread

Zaatar fried egg

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: very easy
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Ingredients
1 or 2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tbsp olive oil, for frying
1 tsp dry zaatar spice mix (per egg)
salt, pepper to taste
1 slice of wurzel or sourdough bread
1 tbsp olives (preferably in olive oil)
1 tbsp feta cheese
few cherry tomatoes, optional
  • Heat oil in a frying pan on a medium-high heat, crack an egg, season with salt, pepper, then sprinkle with zaatar and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toast the bread or put it under the grill for a minute.
  • Arrange bread on a serving plate, carefully transfer the fried egg on the toast. Top with olives and crumbled feta.
  • Serve immediately with fresh cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with extra zaatar, if you like.

34 thoughts on “Sunday Breakfast: Zaatar fried egg

  1. Yummy – I am having a ‘egg craze’ at the moment – I was up at 8 too, to go to the market and take photos of the crazy coloured vegetables that I have just posted – Happy Sunday x

  2. I absolutely love zaatar, I had never thought to put it on top of a fried egg! I will definitely be making this for brunch! Also just out of curiosity what does wurzel taste like? Is it similar to sourdough bread?

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