Çilbir Verde

Recipe By: Justine Snacks


While this recipe is not quite çilbir, the çilbir verde with a fried egg is just as delicious as its classic Turkish counterpart. Traditionally, çilbir is Turkish poached eggs, served on top of salty, garlicky yogurt with a chili oil drizzle. This recipe swaps a bright red chili oil for a chili oil verde, AKA, the green stuff. This green chili oil is DELICIOUS, filled with cilantro, honey, lime, Serrano peppers, and just the right touch of heat.

Serves 2

Serrano peppers
1 cup
Garlic colves
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
1 tbsp
Lime juice
1/2 tsp
Kosher salt
1 cup
Canola oil
Large eggs
1 cup
Icelandic Provisions Plain Skyr
Slices of bread of choice
2 tsp
Chili oil
Step 1:
Remove half of the seeds of the Serrano peppers and finely chop them up. Finely chop up the cilantro with the peppers and add to a large bowl.
Step 2:
In the bowl, grate in the garlic, add the coriander, cumin, honey, lime juice, and salt.
Step 3:
Heat up all but 2 tbsp of the olive oil in a small pan or pot. Let this get to about 325°F-350°F. Pour over the cilantro mixture and stir. Set aside.
Step 4:
Use the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil to fry the eggs. In a pan on medium heat, add the oil and then add the eggs one at a time, tilt the pan and baste the top of the egg white with hot oil to help it cook all the way through.
Step 5:
To serve, smear the yogurt evenly onto two plates. Add one egg on each plate and drizzle with the green oil. See recipe notes for any leftover green chili oil!
Step 6:
Dot with Calabrian chili if you like extra heat, and serve with crusty bread!

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