Turkish Style Eggs


An easy and memorable dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

  • 1 ½ cups plain yogurt

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 quart water

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 6 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon paprika


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

442 Calories
29g Fat
16g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 600mg 200%
Sodium 1599mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 444mg 34%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 684mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.