Turkish-Style Poached Eggs with Chili Oil

Paprika and pepper flakes make a great substitute for Turkish red pepper in this authentic Turkish breakfast meal. Simple to prepare and bursting with flavor, the blend of spices is guaranteed to perk up your morning routine. Serve with poached or fried eggs and warm crusty bread to mop up that runny yolk.

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Turkish-Style Poached Eggs with Chili Oil

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Calories: 547kcal
Author: Olga Miller


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • ½ cup plain , unsweetened Greek yogurt or dairy-free alternative
  • 1 small clove garlic , minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 large eggs
  • Crusty gluten-free bread , for serving, optional


  • Combine oil and red pepper flakes in a small skillet and cook over low heat for 3-4 minutes. Stir in paprika and turn off the heat. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, combine yogurt with garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon it into a serving dish and spread flat to create a bed for eggs.
  • Fill a medium size pan with water and bring to a boil. Stir water with a spoon to create a whirlpool and crack in an egg. Cook until the white is just set and yolk is still runny, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Lift the egg out of water with a slotted spoon and place it on yogurt bed. Repeat, if using another egg.
  • Spoon red pepper oil over egg and serve immediately with crusty gluten-free bread.


Note: If you could add a sixth ingredient to this recipe, make it tomatoes and sauté them along with onions and peppers to make a flavorful ragout that is used as the base for various dishes throughout the Mediterranean region. If you are avoiding eggs, definitely use tomatoes instead!


Nutrition Facts
Turkish-Style Poached Eggs with Chili Oil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 547 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 879IU18%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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