Breakfast and Brunch, Middle Eastern Recipes

Cilbir (Turkish Eggs)

a plate of Turkish çilbir served with pita bread and sprinkled with a generous amount of chopped fresh dill

a side view of a plate of Cilbir (Turkish poached eggs) sitting on top of smooth Greek yogurt, bathed in an Aleppo garlic butter sauce, sprinkled with chopped fresh dill, and served with pita bread
This breakfast is so delicious and definitely worth it.


What is Çilbir?



a top view of a plate of Turkish eggs bathed in an Aleppo garlic butter sauce and sprinkled with a generous amount of chopped fresh dill and served with pita bread
A piece of art in a dish

Ingredients


Steps to Prep


a top view of a plate of Cilbir (Turkish eggs) sitting on top of smooth Greek yogurt, bathed in an Aleppo garlic butter sauce, sprinkled with chopped fresh dill, and served with pita bread
Poached eggs bathed in a velvety Aleppo garlic butter sauce.

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a plate of Turkish çilbir served with pita bread and sprinkled with a generous amount of chopped fresh dill
Cilbir is a dish that invites you to savor each bite.

Tips and Tricks


How to Store


a side view of a plate of Cilbir (Turkish poached eggs) sitting on top of smooth Greek yogurt, bathed in an Aleppo garlic butter sauce, sprinkled with chopped fresh dill, and served with pita bread
A sensory delight that tantalizes your taste buds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long should I poach eggs?

The ideal poaching time is between 2-4 minutes. Remember, if you take eggs out too soon. they will be soupy and runny. However, if you take eggs out too late, the yolks will be hard.

Can I make cilbir Turkish eggs without garlic?

Certainly! If you’re not a fan of garlic, you can omit it from the recipe. This will slightly change the flavor profile, but the yogurt, poached eggs, and other ingredients will still create a tasty dish.

Is cilbir recipe vegetarian-friendly?

Yes, cilbir is a suitable dish for vegetarians since it primarily consists of yogurt, eggs, and herbs


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a plate of Turkish çilbir served with pita bread and sprinkled with a generous amount of chopped fresh dill

Cilbir (Turkish Eggs)

Fatimah
Cilbir, a beloved Turkish breakfast delicacy, is sure to impress in the exquisite combination of velvety Greek yogurt, gently poached eggs, and tantalizing Aleppo garlic butter sauce. Try it now!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine turkish
Servings 2
Calories 346 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 4 cloves garlic divided
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped

Instructions
 

  • Boil 6 cups of water in a small pot so it fills up and is deep. Then, turn the heat to the lowest setting and let the water simmer.
  • Crack an egg on top of a large spoon or into a small bowl and drop it into the water, making sure to get as close to it as possible. Be gentle! Repeat for the other eggs.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, and cover for 2-4 minutes, then remove each egg using a slotted spoon to drain excess water.
  • Melt the butter in a pan and add 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper. Cook until garlic is golden brown.
  • Spread Greek yogurt onto a plate and grate the remaining garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and mix. Top with the eggs, then the Aleppo garlic butter.
  • Sprinkle with your desired amount of salt and a generous amount of chopped fresh dill. Serve with bread and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 22gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 379mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1333IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 258mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cilbir, Turkish Eggs, Turkish Poached Eggs
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