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Eggs feta lemon oil - This Eggs, feta, lemon oil recipe is one you will come back to. It is so simple to make and tastier than plain poached eggs
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Eggs, lemon, feta

A delicious and easy to make breakfast - these Eggs, feta, lemon oil are really tasty alternative to poached eggs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1


Ingredients per serve-

  • 2 free-range or organic egg/s
  • 1 tbsp feta cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon-infused olive oil -I like Cobram Estate lemon infused EVO at supermarkets everywhere
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper -to taste


  • Toast (to serve) optional


  • Grease a small ceramic or glass bowl (I use a ramekin) with a drizzle of lemon oil, then carefully crack the eggs side by side into it. Top with the crumbled feta and a little seasoning.
  • Put a few centimetres of water in a large deep fry pan (or pot). Place the bowls or ramekins into the water bath. You want the water level about half way up the ramekin (no higher).
  • Put the lid on the pan and place over a high heat to bring the water to the boil. Once the water starts to boil, steam for around 4-5 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking. They will rattle around a little as they boil. Please keep checking the eggs, especially if you like them a little runny. The cooking time can vary by a minute or two depending upon the size of the eggs and whether they are at room temperature or not.
  • If you have a steam oven, you can simply place them on a tray and steam them in the oven.
  • Remove from the water bath (with a tea towel – you may need to spell this out to your fella if he’s new to the kitchen). Drizzle with the lemon olive oil and serve immediately with a piece of crusty sourdough.

Ideas for sides

  • Try one or more of these healthy sides for extra nourishment:
  • Leaves, simply dressed with lemon olive oil and seasoned. I love a little salad with breakfast.
  • Mushrooms, sliced and cooked in a pot over a moderate heat with a clove of crushed garlic, salt and pepper, a few sprigs of fresh thyme leaves (or a tablespoon of dried) and about 20gram of butter or ghee.
  • Sautéed kale or spinach leaves over a low heat, with a clove of crushed garlic and a tablespoon of coconut oil or butter. Season and serve.
  • Sliced avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice and well seasoned.
  • Tomatoes and basil, all chopped up and mixed with a good splash of olive oil, a little drizzle of red wine vinegar and seasoned well.
  • Tomatoes, halved, seasoned and sprinkled with dried oregano then grilled in the frying pan or baked under the grill until brown on top. A slice of cheese on top is also lovely.
  • Crispy free range bacon.



Forget the feta or use a vegan cheese. You can top with toasted seeds instead if you like too.


Serve with gluten free bread or toast.


Forget the toast and add a side or two.

Don’t have lemon oil

Mix a little lemon zest into extra virgin olive oil and drizzle away.

Don’t have feta

Don’t worry, just leave it off. It’s still good.

This is also great for brunch, lunch or a super fast dinner! I'd love to receive your feedback!  Post a comment and let me know what you think of this recipe.