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Tantalizing Turkish Eggs by The Tummy Fairy

Level up your brunch game with these delicious Turkish eggs, so creamy and full of flavour and perfect for dipping some toasted sourdough into!

Known as Çilbir in Turkey, this is the Turkish word for “lightly cooked” which refers to the way the eggs are prepared by boiling them until they reach the desired level of doneness. These Turkish eggs are a quick brunch that really hits the spot, and by straining the egg first you get those lovely round little poached eggs!

Serves 2


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (traditionally Aleppo pepper but I just used chilli flakes)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Dash of vinegar (for poaching)
  • Fresh dill and mint
  • Crusty sourdough bread (to serve)


  1. Mix together the yogurt, minced garlic, lemon juice, 1 tsp of chopped dill and a pinch of salt.
  2. In a small pan, melt the olive oil and butter over low heat until it becomes frothy. Add the pepper flakes & paprika, stirring gently. Allow to simmer for a minute, then remove it from the heat.
  3. Using a small fine mesh sieve, crack your egg into the sieve and allow the thinner part of the egg white to strain out, this will give you those perfectly round poached eggs. The transfer to a ramekin.
  4. Fill a saucepan with water and bring it to a gentle boil, add a dash of vinegar and swirl the water using a large metal spoon, then carefully add the eggs to the boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes for soft-boiled eggs.
  5. Once the eggs are cooked, carefully lift them out to drain and use a paper towel to remove any excess water.
  6. To assemble, spread a generous amount of the garlic yogurt mixture into a serving bowl, pop the eggs on top and spoon over some of the yogurt.
  7. Then drizzle the over the chilli infused butter, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and garnish with fresh dill and mint leaves.
  8. Serve with some toasted sourdough for dipping and enjoy!
turkish eggs the tummy fairy ciara turley
Turkish Eggs by The Tummy Fairy

About The Tummy Fairy – Ciara Turley

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Ciara is a self-taught home cook and devoted mother of two. The lockdown period rekindled her passion for cooking, leading her to create The Tummy Fairy for sharing delicious recipes. With a background in HR in the hospitality industry, Ciara brings a sense of creativity to her culinary creations.

Passionate about promoting healthy eating habits, she is particularly enthusiastic about reducing sugar intake and incorporating whole foods into her recipes.

Having lived in Australia for several years, Ciara has been influenced by their vibrant food scene. However, her heart lies with supporting Irish businesses and sourcing local ingredients whenever possible. She firmly believes in the power of cooking wholesome unprocessed foods to nourish both the body and the soul.

Ciara combines her love for cooking with a focus on health and well-being. She aims to inspire others to embrace a balanced lifestyle and shares her knowledge and experiences with her community.

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