How to Prepare The Greek Breakfast Dish, Strapatsada

Strapatsada is a delightful Greek dish that combines the comforting goodness of scrambled eggs with the bold flavors of Greek sausage, cherry tomatoes, chili pepper, spring onion, and creamy feta cheese. Enjoy this hearty and satisfying meal for breakfast, brunch, or any time of the day, served on crisp, toasted bread. It’s sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Servings: 2

Ingredients

For the Strapatsada:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 Greek sausages (Loukaniko), sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small chili pepper, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh parsley or dill for garnish

For Serving:

  • 4 slices of rustic bread, toasted

Preparation

  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Slice the Greek sausages into rounds.
    • Halve the cherry tomatoes.
    • Finely chop the chili pepper and spring onions.
    • Crumble the feta cheese.
    • Toast the slices of bread until golden brown and crisp. Keep warm.
  2. Cook the Greek Scrambled Eggs (Strapatsada):
    • In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
    • Add the sliced Greek sausages to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until they start to brown and release their juices.
    • Once the sausages are lightly browned, add the halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes begin to soften and release their juices.
    • Add the chopped chili pepper and spring onions to the skillet, and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
    • In a bowl, crack the eggs and beat them lightly with a fork or whisk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Push the sausage and tomato mixture to one side of the skillet and pour the beaten eggs into the empty space.
    • Allow the eggs to cook undisturbed for a minute or so until they start to set around the edges.
    • Using a spatula, gently stir the eggs, folding them over the sausage and tomato mixture, until they are softly scrambled and cooked to your liking.
    • Once the eggs are cooked, sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the top and gently fold it into the eggs until slightly melted.
  3. Serve the Strapatsada:
    • Divide the scrambled eggs with sausage, cherry tomatoes, chili pepper, spring onions, and feta cheese between two serving plates.
    • Garnish with fresh parsley or dill for a pop of color and freshness.
    • Serve the Strapatsada immediately with the toasted bread on the side, allowing your guests to enjoy the delicious combination of flavors and textures.
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