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Sucuklu Yumurta Recipe - How to Make Fried Eggs for Breakfast Topped with Turkish Sucuk Sausage

Updated on June 23, 2011

Start your day with an appetizing breakfast.

Another popular egg dish commonly served for breakfast in Turkey is sucuklu yumurta , a delicious Turkish-style fried eggs topped with a dry and spicy beef sausage called sucuk.

Since the early years, sucuk (pronounced as su-juk) has already been traditionally eaten for breakfast from the Balkans to the Middle East and Central Asia. Turkish sucuk, also known as soudjouk or sujuk in other neighboring European countries, is made locally with ground beef, seasoned with a variety of spices such as garlic, cumin, sumac, salt and pepper. The sausage is then dried for several weeks causing it to become hard and stiff. When sucuk is cooked, it produces a very strong appetizing aroma and flavor.

Sucuklu Yumurta - Turkish Style Fried Eggs Topped with Dry Spicy Beef Sausage.
Sucuklu Yumurta - Turkish Style Fried Eggs Topped with Dry Spicy Beef Sausage. | Source
"Turkish Sucuk"  (Photo by Loren Akten)
"Turkish Sucuk" (Photo by Loren Akten)

Since sucuk is usually not eaten raw, the Turks usually fry it without the need for using oil. When cooked alone, it goes well with Turkish bread, cheese, olives, hard boiled eggs, fresh slices of tomatoes and cucumbers which all make up for a typical Turkish breakfast. When cooked along with eggs (sucuklu yumurta), it makes a very healthy dish to start your day.

Sometimes, sucuk is also used with a variety of Turkish main and side dishes such as sucuklu kuru fasulye or white beans with sucuk sausage. Due to its very strong, appetizing taste and aroma, sucuk can easily satisfy anyone’s appetite may it be for breakfast, snacktime or dinner.

Below is a very simple and easy-to-cook sucuklu yumurta recipe that can surely boost anyone’s appetite during a warm summer or cold winter breakfast.

Here’s how to make this Turkish style fried eggs for a delicious breakfast:

Things You’ll Need

  • stainless steel or non-stick frying pan
  • fork (for turning)
  • serving plate
  • spatula


  • 1 teaspoon olive, corn, or sunflower oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6-8 thin slices of sucuk
  • a pinch of pepper
  • a pinch of salt


  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Place all the sausages lying down side by side on the bottom of the frying pan.
  • Cook the sucuk sausages slightly on both sides, turning each side through the help of a fork. You may notice when they are ready for turning over as soon they start to release its own fat or turns a little red brown.
  • As soon as both sides had been slightly cooked, start moving the slices of sucuk sausages using fork to make room for the eggs or you may remove all the sucuk from the pan, crack the eggs in and immediately put the sucuk back on top of the eggs.
  • Gently crack the eggs one after the other and pour directly on the spaces in-between the sausages.
  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Cover and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the eggs (especially the whites) are fully cooked.
  • Carefully remove the pie-like scrambled eggs and transfer it to a plate with the help of a spatula.

Serve hot with ekmek , a traditional Turkish bread or with pide , a Middle Eastern flatbread, a bowl of green salad, and a cup of Turkish tea.

Yields 2-3 servings.

Afiyet olsun!  (Have a good appetite!)

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