Cilbir AKA Turkish-Style Eggs
Recipe Intro From alexawhatsfordinner

Cilbir, AKA Turkish-style eggs is a simple and savory breakfast that is sure to delight. It consists of perfectly poached eggs served over garlicky yogurt, with buttery chili oil and fresh herbs. Eat this with your favorite toasted crusty bread! 


Prep time 2mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 2


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/ 2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • flaky salt, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • fresh chives, finely chopped, for garnish
  • fresh dill, for garnish
  • toasted crusty bread, for serving


  • Step 1

    Poach the eggs. Fill a medium pot about 2/3 of the way with water, and bring to a gentle boil. When the water is just about boiling, add in Kosher salt and white vinegar. Stir the water to mix in the salt and vinegar, and create a vortex by stirring the water quickly. Gently crack the eggs into the vortex, being careful they don't stick together. Allow the eggs to cook for about 4 minutes to achieve a nice, runny yolk.

  • Step 2

    In a bowl, mix the Greek yogurt with minced garlic and flaky salt. Combine garlic with yogurt and a pinch of salt. Make three indents for the poached eggs, and place the eggs on top.

  • Step 3

    In a small pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add in the olive oil, red pepper flakes, and paprika and stir to combine.

  • Step 4

    Pour butter mixture on top of the eggs and yogurt, and garnish with chives and fresh dill. Serve with toast. Enjoy!