Stir-fry turkey with basil and fried egg

Turkey isn't just for Christmas - this delicious recipe uses turkey mince in a stir fry, complete with basil leaves and fried eggs. A wholesome dinner dish that can be made in just over 30 minutes.

By Sarah Murphy
  • 15 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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  • 1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce, plus 2 tablespoons extra
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice, plus wedges to serve
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 500 gram turkey mince (see tip)
  • 150 gram green beans, trimmed, halved
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup thai basil leaves
  • 1 butter lettuce, leaves separated, washed, dried


  • 1
    In a small bowl, combine sauces and juice. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a wok or frying pan, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil on high. Fry eggs one at a time, adding oil for each, for 1-2 minutes or until edges are golden and crinkled but yolk is still runny. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  • 3
    Heat remaining oil in same wok on high. Stir-fry garlic and chilli (if using) for 1 minute. Add turkey mince and stir-fry, breaking up lumps, for 4-5 minutes until browned. Add beans, extra fish sauce and sugar. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, then remove from heat and toss basil through.
  • 4
    Serve turkey in lettuce cups, topped with egg and drizzled with prepared chilli sauce. Accompany with lime wedges.


You can use pork or chicken mince instead of turkey.