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Cilbir (Turkish Poached Eggs in Spiced Yogurt)

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Recipe uses Chipotle Sauce
Recipe uses Chipotle Sauce, Green Jalapeño Sauce
Chipotle Sauce, Green Jalapeño Sauce
Serves 2
imagePrep Time:
10 minutes
imageCook Time:
5 minutes
Cilbir (Turkish Poached Eggs in Spiced Yogurt)
Cilbir (Turkish Poached Eggs in Spiced Yogurt)


4 eggs
1 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
1 tbl finely chopped dill
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup white vinegar
3 tbl unsalted butter
1 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Warm pita or country bread, to serve


In a medium sized saucepan bring salted water to a boil

While waiting for the water mix together the yogurt, TABASCO® Green Jalapeño Sauce, dill, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl and divide between two plates and set aside

Reduce the heat of the pan to medium and add the vinegar

Using a spoon create a swirl in water to create a whirlpool. Crack 1 egg at a time into a cup and slide egg into water; poach until white is firm but yolk is still runny, about 3-4 minutes

Using slotted spoon, transfer eggs to paper towels to drain

Place the eggs on top of the yogurt mixture, two on each plate

Melt the butter in a small pan, stir in the TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce and drizzle over eggs topped with a pinch of smoked paprika

Serve with warm pita or country bread

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Chipotle Sauce

A smoky, flavorful sauce. Pairs well with any BBQ dish.

Chipotle Sauce

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Green Jalapeño Sauce

Mild jalapeño flavor. Pairs well with dips and Mexican cuisine.

Green Jalapeño Sauce