Turkish Eggs With Aleppo Chilli Oil
These Turkish eggs make for a delicious dairy-free breakfast treat – smokey coconut yoghurt, pesto and Aleppo chilli oil. Heavenly!
This effortlessly chic meal comes together in under 30 minutes (even less if you buy your chilli oil), perfect for brunch with the girls or a breakfast for dinner situation. Smokey, garlic spiked coconut yogurt is swirled with red pepper pesto, topped with perfectly poached eggs, and finished with a quick Aleppo chilli oil and crispy breadcrumbs.
Aleppo Chilli, the low down: A little spicy, with cumin-y, zesty and fruity undertones.
Aleppo chilli originates from Aleppo, Syria, but these days is largely exported from Turkey, and used widely in Turkish cuisine. Half as hot as regular chilli flakes and twice as flavourful, we love the floral, flavour enhancing properties of this ingredient. Aleppo chilli is becoming more widely available, both in larger supermarkets and online. Should you not be able to source it, simply sub it out for your favourite chilli flake of choice (Woolworths smoked chilli flakes are my second best alternative)
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We have kept this dish dairy free with coconut yogurt and vegan pesto, but feel free to use any plain, thick yogurt and sub out the pesto for harissa, chermoula or any saucy compliment you enjoy..
Happy Cooking x
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Frequently Asked Questions
I cant get hold of Aleppo Chilli/ Pul Bieber
You can swap the Aleppo chilli flakes for smoked chilli flakes.
Can I use dairy instead of coconut yogurt?
Any thick greek style yogurt will work here.
Can I use any type of pesto?
We opted for a dairy free pesto to keep the dish dairy free. You can use any tomato based pesto you prefer, harissa, chermoula, or simply leave this element out.