Breakfast Brioche Burger

, from Issue #103. May, 2022
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Breakfast Brioche Burger

One of my favourite breakfasts ever – resistance is futile!

Serves: 4


4-6 large eggs
1/3 cup cream
sea salt and ground pepper
20 grams butter
¼ cup natural Greek yoghurt
¼ cup good-quality egg mayonnaise
¼ cup harissa or kasundi

To serve
4 brioche buns, halved and toasted
11/3 cups rocket or spinach leaves
12 rashers cooked streaky bacon
1 avocado, sliced
2 tablespoons purchased dukkah


I’m not sure if this really needs instructions but here we go! Whisk the eggs and cream together and season with salt and pepper. Heat the butter over a gentle heat in a frying pan and add the eggs. Don’t stir for about 30 seconds, then cook, stirring only occasionally, until the eggs are softly set.

Whisk the yoghurt and mayonnaise together and swirl through the harissa or kasundi.

TO SERVE: Serve the buns slathered in the spicy yoghurt mix and topped with rocket, bacon, avocado and egg, and finished with a sprinkling of dukkah.

With 'breakfast' and 'brioche', there’s nothing better than bubbles. My vote goes to the Hāhā Rōhi Hawke’s Bay Sparkling Rosé NV ($20). A mix of merlot, malbec and cabernet sauvignon, it’s bold and bursting with berry bagel notes.

Haha Rohi Rose