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Turkish Eggs

Poached eggs, garlicky yogurt, and spiced chickpeas and walnuts in an herby butter sauce!


For the Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • salt to taste

For the spiced butter with walnuts

  • 1 cup or so rough chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon aleppo pepper or red chile flakes

For the crispy spiced chickpeas

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • olive oil
  • a good shake of spices (chili powder, cayenne, onion/garlic powder, paprika) you can use a mix of what you have.

For assembly

  • Pita bread
  • 2 poached eggs per person
  • fresh herbs (I love dill and parsley with this, mint and cilantro would also be great)
  • feta cheese
  • Love some good everything bagel seasoning but this is optional. Keep a bottle of that stuff so you can give a little sprinkle to things now and then!


  • Mix your yogurt ingredients and let sit while you make the rest.
  • For the chickpeas, preheat oven to 400. Rinse and drain chickpeas, and dry them off as best as you can with a kitchen towel. combine the oil, spices, and salt in a large bowl. Add chickpeas and toss to coat evenly. Transfer the chickpeas to a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread them out in a single layer. Bake until golden and crispy, 25 to 35 minutes, shaking the tray to toss after 15 minutes
  • While the chickpeas are cooking, make everything else!
  • For the spiced butter and walnuts - in a small saucepan, toast walnuts in a little olive oil until fragrant, 5 minutes or so. Set the nuts aside and melt the butter in the same saucepan over medium heat. Swirl the pan until the butter lightly browns and smells nutty. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the olive oil, red pepper flakes and red pepper flakes or aleppo pepper. Add back in the walnuts and give a good toss.
  • Poach or fry your eggs - you can use my poached egg guide here!
  • to assemble, put yogurt on top of pita, top with eggs, spiced butter with walnuts, crispy chickpeas, feta and fresh herbs!