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Çılbır with duck-fat sautéed ramps

Çılbır is a Turkish dish of poached eggs with yogurt (often with garlic mixed in).[1]

There are records of çılbır being eaten by Ottoman sultans as far back as the 15th century.[2] It is now common to serve the dish topped with melted butter infused with Aleppo pepper,[3] for which paprika can be substituted.

In several Balkan countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, the Turkish word çılbır is rendered as čimbur and refers to a fried eggs dish. Almost identical is the Panagyurski style eggs dish in Bulgaria.

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  1. ^ "Recipe: Eggs Benedict, the Turkish Way (Çılbır)", FoodsofTurkey.com.
  2. ^ Raisfeld, Robin; Patronite, Rob (2019-10-14). "Lokanta's Eggs In Garlic-Yogurt Will Ruin You For All Other Poached Eggs". Grub Street. Retrieved 2023-08-28.
  3. ^ The World's Best Brunches: Where to Find Them and How to Make Them. Lonely Planet. 2015-03-01. ISBN 978-1-74360-881-4.

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