I had always been skeptical of savory yogurt, as I typically think of yogurt as a dish that is topped with honey, fruit and granola. Then again Tzatziki is basically savory yogurt so perhaps my skepticism is unwarranted.
While I love a good sweet breakfast and sugar high to kick off the day, sometimes I need a savory breakfast to get me through to lunch. Turkish yogurt, also known as Çilbur, fills the bill. It is a mix of yogurt mixed with garlic, topped with chili oil and poached eggs.
The chili oil is made with Aleppo chili powder, a moderately hot yet fruity spice. As you can infer from the name, Aleppo pepper comes from the area in Syria close to the Turkish border.
The tangy and bold mix of the yogurt with the slightly spicy chili butter and herb oil works well with the gooey yolks from the poached eggs. Aleppo pepper can be found at specialty spice stores, but if it is not available then substitute with a blend of cayenne pepper and sweet paprika.
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