Monday, February 16, 2009

Ümit’s Hummus with Eggs (Ümit’in Yumurtalı Humusu)

Another version of the hummus is with eggs. My husband informed me that sometimes this is how his family makes hummus. It is very easy and tasty.

You may cut this in pizza-like slices and place between bread slices as a sandwich. That’s exactly what we did when we had extra hummus leftover and wanted a quick dinner. We placed one or two slices of the eggs with hummus between bread slices with the tomato and parsley garnishes. The homemade, pickled small peppers (home preserved) which came all the way from Turkey with me last summer are perfect match for such a sandwich. We placed the pickled small peppers in the sandwich. A small bowl of yogurt would also be a great complement to this. It was one of the most delicious meals I had ever eaten.

4 eggs
1-2 cups hummus
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
¼ tsp paprika or cayenne pepper
1 tomato for garnishing (cut in 8 piece wedges)
2-3 leaves of parsley for garnishing

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add salt and black pepper and beat vigorously. Pour the eggs in the hot oil and do not tamper until the eggs cook. Take the omelet and place in a large round plate. Spread the hummus on the eggs starting from the center of the eggs towards the outer. You may cover all the eggs, however for picturing purposes I left the sides of the eggs exposed. Either way is fine.

Drizzle the one tbsp olive oil on top of the hummus. Sprinkle some paprika or cayenne pepper. Place the parsley leaves at the center and decorate with tomato wedges around the plate. Serve at room temperature.

Note: Last week, I accidentally posted this recipe for a time period of less than 15 hours. For those of you who already read it, sorry for the repetition!

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Laurie Constantino said...

This is a new idea for me, but I love the concept. Another combination I'm definitely trying the next time I make hummus. This is a really great recipe.

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Ben de ilk kez duyuyorum yumurtali versiyonunu, ilginc bir fikir gercekten.

Geri said...

I love hummus, so this sounds like a great idea. I would not have thought of using it with eggs but it seems like it would be really tasty.

Selba said...

It looks like pizza :)

Noor said...

I have never even thought of this but I know my husband and family would love this. I am going to make this for my mother in law :). Thanks...

lisaiscooking said...

I had never seen hummus served this way, but it looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

another great dip with a novel twist - i wouldnt have thought of eggs as a main ingredient in a hummus

Sandra said...

This looks great - and if I understood right, to prepare hummus, you must cook and peal chickpeas, and then spice it. To tell you the truth, I've never seen anything like that in Croatian (and in Balkan) cuisine, so this I can use for an inspiration :-).
Bye and greetings from Croatia.

Reeni♥ said...

I really love hummus. I have never seen it served like this. I can't wait to try it!!

MAG said...

Hmmm, never had hummus with eggs. Brilliant idea, I have to try it :) Anyhow, I love all your recipes! Your blog feels just like home!

Yasmeen said...

Totally cool idea,gotta try my hummus on omelet next time:)