Çilbir (Turkish poached eggs with yogurt)

Çilbir (Turkish poached eggs with yogurt)

Based on 36 ratings

"Fuller fat yogurt, like Greek or Turkish yogurt, is the kind to use for this recipe, and it has a much firmer consistency. Make sure to bring to room temperature before serving to loosen it, or buy natural yogurt if you prefer something runnier. When it comes to poaching eggs, there’s a useful tip I learned from Nigella Lawson: Instead of poaching the eggs in vinegar water, place your egg in a small fine-mesh sieve and let the excess water drain off. Then, place in a teacup or a small bowl, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the egg white. You won’t be able to see, but it should contract a little. Next, proceed as described in the recipe. The egg white should stay intact and no threads form, giving it a much firmer and denser consistency in contrast to the runny egg yolk and the creamy yogurt. This step is optional, but it makes for a much better dish."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

25 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
2
eggs
200 g
Turkish yogurt
5 g
parsley
1 clove
garlic
30 g
unsalted butter
15 ml
olive oil
5 g
chili flakes
30 ml
vinegar
salt
pepper
flaky sea salt (for garnish)
sourdough bread (for serving)
MetricImperial

Utensils

cutting board, knife, bowl, frying pan (small), spatula, pot (large), paper towels

Recipes made to your taste

Get your personalized recipe picks in 10 seconds.

How-To Videos

how-to-make-brown-butter

How to make brown butter

how-to-poach-an-egg

How to poach an egg

how-to-chop-herbs

How to chop herbs

Nutrition per serving

Cal298
Fat26 g
Protein9 g
Carb6 g
  • Step 1/4

    Finely chop parsley. Add yogurt to a bowl. Peel and grate garlic into the yogurt. Add parsley and salt to the yogurt, mix well, and set aside.
    • 5 g parsley
    • 200 g Turkish yogurt
    • 1 clove garlic
    • salt
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • bowl

    Finely chop parsley. Add yogurt to a bowl. Peel and grate garlic into the yogurt. Add parsley and salt to the yogurt, mix well, and set aside.

  • Step 2/4

    In a small pan, brown butter over medium heat. Turn off the heat, add olive oil and chili flakes, stir, and set aside.
    • 30 g unsalted butter
    • 15 ml olive oil
    • 5 g chili flakes
    • frying pan (small)
    • spatula

    In a small pan, brown butter over medium heat. Turn off the heat, add olive oil and chili flakes, stir, and set aside.

  • Step 3/4

    Fill a wide pot approx. 4-5cm/5” high with water t, add vinegar (if you don’t want to follow the chef’s note) and bring to a boil. As soon as fine air bubbles begin to rise from the bottom of the pot, add your eggs in one by one, cook for approx. 2 ½ - 3 min., so that the egg yolk is still runny. Remove, and drain on kitchen paper.
    • 30 ml vinegar
    • 2 eggs
    • pot (large)
    • paper towels

    Fill a wide pot approx. 4-5cm/5” high with water t, add vinegar (if you don’t want to follow the chef’s note) and bring to a boil. As soon as fine air bubbles begin to rise from the bottom of the pot, add your eggs in one by one, cook for approx. 2 ½ - 3 min., so that the egg yolk is still runny. Remove, and drain on kitchen paper.

  • Step 4/4

    Divide yogurt evenly between two deep dishes. Place poached egg in the center of the plate and pour chili butter on top. Garnish with parsley and sea salt flakes and serve with sourdough bread. Enjoy!
    • flaky sea salt (for garnish)
    • sourdough bread (for serving)

    Divide yogurt evenly between two deep dishes. Place poached egg in the center of the plate and pour chili butter on top. Garnish with parsley and sea salt flakes and serve with sourdough bread. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Çilbir (Turkish poached eggs with yogurt)

Tags

More delicious ideas for you

    Comments (undefined)
    or
    To comment and share your experience, please sign up!