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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic, yogurt and pinch of salt; mix well.

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  • In a large saucepan or stockpot, combine water, vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil over high heat. When the water is boiling hard, reduce the heat and gently break the eggs into the water, spacing them well apart. Cook until the whites have set over the yolks, immediately remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place on a serving dish.

  • Melt butter in a small skillet or saucepan. Stir in paprika. Pour yogurt sauce over eggs and top with paprika butter. Your cilbir is ready!

Nutrition Facts

442.2 calories; protein 29.1g 58% DV; carbohydrates 16.2g 5% DV; fat 29.4g 45% DV; cholesterol 599.6mg 200% DV; sodium 1598.5mg 64% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (44)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2010
My husband is originally from Istanbul...I told him about this recipe and he said he would make it for me. I was almost done inhaling mine when he asked if I needed a spoon...I told him I needed a longer tongue so I could lick the enitre bowl. This dish is AMAZING. I can't wait to have my parents over for breakfast...this will blow them away. We usually have nice breakfasts on the weekends but I've started making this for myself ont he weekedays before I go to work! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2011
Recipe was okay but not amazing. A little too much garlic for my liking. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2010
My husband is originally from Istanbul...I told him about this recipe and he said he would make it for me. I was almost done inhaling mine when he asked if I needed a spoon...I told him I needed a longer tongue so I could lick the enitre bowl. This dish is AMAZING. I can't wait to have my parents over for breakfast...this will blow them away. We usually have nice breakfasts on the weekends but I've started making this for myself ont he weekedays before I go to work! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2012
I love this recipe which I actually found in another cookbook. Try adding chopped fresh parsley to the butter and if the garlic is too strong add that to the butter sauce too to mellow it out some. A few hot pepper flakes are also a nice touch if you like a little more heat. Great dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2007
That is a very good recipe it is very light for the summer dinners... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2011
I loved this recipe! It is nice and garlicky. My only recommendation is to heat up the yogurt a bit so it doesn't make the eggs cold. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2010
Great recipe. If you don't like vinegar and garlic don't make it. I love both. This is an authentic recipe for an original Turkish dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2006
Contrary to what the other reviewer wrote I enjoyed the garlic taste. I used fat free yogurt instead of regular however and I did not use the full amount called for in the recipe. I also added some seasoning. I enjoyed this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2009
I'm not a huge fan of eggs especially poached so this recipe was impressive. I used sour cream instead of yogurt and cayenne instead of paprika. I used only half the fresh garlic and it was still a bit too strong for me. The eggs were great but the sauce was delicious definitely the best part. If I do it again which I probably will I'll use just a little garlic powder. Great recipe thanks for sharing it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2011
I love this breakfast! It is sooo delicious I have it several times a week. I like to add extra garlic & lots of paprika. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2010
I thought these were pretty good. It is a bit unusual and I don't like how the yogurt cools the eggs down (I like hot food to be hot) but other than that I enjoyed these. Not sure what bf would think but he wasn't around for breakfast this morning so I won't worry about that. I don't know if the type of yogurt used makes a huge difference but I have plain greek yogurt so I used that and the tang was really good. I forgot the minced garlic so I just sprinkled garlic powder on top when I did remember. Otherwise I kept it the same. I made 2 eggs and ate with toast. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2011
Recipe was okay but not amazing. A little too much garlic for my liking. Read More
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