Poached eggs with yoghurt and Aleppo-pepper butter

Yoghurt and eggs are a great combination, and the Aleppo-pepper butter adds a touch of heat. Look for the golden-crusted variety of Turkish bread rather than the super-soft white kind - it has a lot more flavour.

You'll need

8 eggs ½ cup (loosely packed) coriander, coarsely chopped ½ cup (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped ½ cup (loosely packed) mint, coarsely chopped ¼ cup (loosely packed) dill, coarsely chopped 1 golden shallot, thinly shaved on a mandolin 1-2 pickled green chillies, thinly sliced crossways 1 tbsp lemon juice 500 gm plain Greek-style yoghurt 8 thick slices of Turkish bread, toasted Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling   Aleppo-pepper butter 50 gm butter, diced 1 tbsp Aleppo pepper (see note)


  • 01
  • For Aleppo-pepper butter, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add Aleppo pepper, stir for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  • 02
  • Poach eggs in a saucepan of simmering water over medium-high heat until cooked to your liking (2½-3 minutes for soft-poached). Remove with a slotted spoon and drain briefly on paper towels.
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, combine herbs, shallot and chilli in a bowl, drizzle with lemon juice, season to taste and toss to combine.
  • 04
  • Spoon yoghurt onto plates, top with eggs, drizzle with Aleppo-pepper butter, scatter with herb salad and serve with toasted Turkish bread.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
The Gourmet Traveller podcast

Each fortnight we round up the most interesting characters from the food world for your listening pleasure. We chat to chefs, cooks, authors, bar tenders and baristas - anyone who has something new and interesting to say about the way we like to eat and drink.

Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Additional Notes

Aleppo pepper, a ground mild chilli, is available from Turkish grocers and online from herbies.com.au; if it’s unavailable substitute another mild chilli powder.

Featured in

June 2017

You might also like...

Winter flavours


Bodega's fish fingers

Spicy soups from around the world


Trumpeter with curry butter and leek

Brussels sprout recipes


Bodega's pork belly and bullhorn peppers

Christmas in July recipes


T-bone steaks with garlic buttered mushrooms and mash

Recipes with lime


Sausage rolls

Rice pudding recipes


Pork sausage and Swiss cheese on toasted rye with sauerkraut

Warming broth recipes


Pigeon Hole's gingerbread granola

Best winter breakfast recipes


conversion tool