Balkan Breakfast Bonanza—Breakfast for 4

“Balkan Breakfast Bonanza” is a hearty Eastern European breakfast dish. It features a vibrant medley of traditional ingredients, including fluffy scrambled eggs, succulent sausages, and fresh vegetables. Served with crusty bread and tangy pickles, it’s a delightful start to the day that captures the essence of Balkan cuisine.

Meal Type



Eastern European



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You Need This Stuff

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 Balkan-style sausages
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, assorted colors, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 4 slices crusty bread
  • 1 jar pickled cucumbers (gherkins)
  • 1 jar pickled red peppers

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Gather all your ingredients and cookware
  2. Wash the fresh vegetables under cold running water
  3. Use the chef’s knife and cutting board to chop the onion, bell peppers, tomatoes, parsley, and dill
  4. Peel and mince the garlic cloves
  5. Cut the Balkan-style sausages into bite-sized pieces using the chef’s knife and cutting board
  6. Preheat your large skillet over medium heat
  7. Add 1 tbsp of butter to the skillet and let it melt completely
  8. Add the chopped onions to the skillet and sauté until they become translucent
  9. Add minced garlic to the skillet and stir for about a minute until fragrant
  10. Add chopped bell peppers to the skillet, stirring occasionally until they soften
  11. Add chopped tomatoes to the skillet, stir well, cover with a lid, and let it simmer for about 5 minutes until tomatoes are soft but not mushy
  12. While vegetables are simmering in the skillet, preheat your medium saucepan over medium heat
  13. Add 1 tbsp of butter to the saucepan and let it melt completely
  14. Add cut sausages into saucepan and cook them until they turn brown on all sides Make sure to turn them occasionally for even browning This should take about 10 minutes Once done, remove from heat but keep warm by covering with a lid or foil wrap
  15. In a bowl whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper using your whisk until well combined Set aside for later use
  16. Once vegetables in skillet are cooked as per instructions above, pour egg mixture over them evenly Cover with a lid and let it cook on low heat until eggs are set This should take about 10-15 minutes depending on your stove’s heat level Do not stir during this time as we want eggs to set properly
  17. While eggs are setting up in skillet toast slices of crusty bread in toaster or oven till they are crisp but not burnt
  18. Once eggs are set sprinkle crumbled feta cheese on top along with chopped parsley & dill
  19. Serve this egg-vegetable mixture hot directly from skillet onto serving plates along with toasted bread slices on side
  20. On each plate also serve some pickled cucumbers (gherkins) & pickled red peppers from jars along with cooked sausages from saucepan
  21. Your Balkan Breakfast Bonanza is ready to be served’

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Beti’s Reflections

On a recent culinary adventure through Eastern Europe, I stumbled upon a gem of a dish that instantly stole my heart and taste buds. The Balkan Breakfast Bonanza, as locals fondly call it, is an explosion of flavors that truly encapsulates the essence of Balkan cuisine. 

This hearty breakfast recipe serves four and is perfect for those who love to start their day with a vibrant medley of traditional ingredients. However, it’s worth noting that this isn’t your quick 5-minute breakfast or no-cook recipe. It’s a labor of love that requires some time in the kitchen but trust me, it’s worth every minute.

The star players in this Eastern European breakfast are eight large eggs, whisked to perfection with half a cup of milk, salt and pepper. The eggs are cooked with butter until fluffy and then combined with succulent Balkan-style sausages and an array of fresh vegetables including onions, bell peppers in assorted colors, tomatoes and garlic. The dish is then topped off with crumbled feta cheese and garnished with fresh parsley and dill – two herbs that are staples in healthy Eastern European cuisine recipes. Served alongside crusty bread slices toasted just right and tangy pickled cucumbers (gherkins) & red peppers from jars, this Balkan Breakfast Recipe is truly a feast for the senses.

To prepare this easy Balkan sausage recipe, start by gathering all your ingredients and cookware. Wash the fresh vegetables under cold running water before chopping them along with the parsley and dill using your chef’s knife on a cutting board. Mince the garlic cloves finely for maximum flavor release. Cut the sausages into bite-sized pieces before browning them in butter over medium heat in your saucepan – remember to turn them occasionally for even browning! 

While your sausages are cooking away, sauté onions until they become translucent then add minced garlic followed by bell peppers and tomatoes into your skillet. Let these simmer until soft but not mushy while you whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in another bowl. Pour this egg mixture over your simmering vegetables evenly without stirring – we want these eggs to set properly! 

As your egg-vegetable mixture cooks on low heat (this should take about 10-15 minutes), toast slices of crusty bread till they’re crisp but not burnt – remember we’re making delicious toasted bread with eggs and sausages here! Once everything is ready sprinkle crumbled feta cheese on top along with chopped parsley & dill before serving hot directly from skillet onto plates along with toasted bread slices on side.

And there you have it – our homemade Balkan sausage breakfast or as I like to call it: “Balkan Breakfast Bonanza”. This traditional Balkan breakfast is sure to transport you straight to Eastern Europe from the comfort of your own kitchen! So why wait? Dive into this delightful start to your day by trying out our easy egg and vegetable skillet recipe today!

Remember darlings; good food takes time so don’t rush through it – savor every moment spent creating these wonderful dishes because as Julia Child once said: “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” So go ahead – whip up this delicious Balkan style eggs and sausages dish today!

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