Chilli eggs

Chilli eggs

Bİberlİ yumurta

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From
Turkish Fire
Serves
4
Photographer
Alicia Taylor

Turks love their chillies. Turkish chillies, biber, grow about 20 cm long, and range in heat from sweet to mildly hot. Turks eat their chillies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You would not see a household without a bowl of green chillies on the table.

Once or twice a week, every neighbourhood will have a pazar (market), where the stallholders will come and gather so you can top up your supplies when your local shop, or bakal, is running low. When you go to the markets, you will buy lots of chillies. If one person in the household likes sweet chillies, you have to buy a kilo for them, and then a kilo of hot chillies for the others. I know this seems a lot to get your head around, but the chillies will disappear in no time.

If you don’t like too much chilli, you can replace half the green chillies in this recipe with mild sweet banana peppers.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 free-range eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
40g butter
10 long green chillies, chopped
crusty bread, to serve

Method

  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl and lightly whisk. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped chillies and cook for about 5–10 minutes, or until soft, being sure not to let them go brown. Add some sea salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper and stir well.
  2. Pour the eggs over the chillies and gently move the chillies around the pan, so you are literally folding the chillies through the eggs, until the eggs have started to set but are still a little bit runny. Be careful not to overcook the eggs, or they will be rubbery.
  3. Serve immediately, with crusty bread.
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Turkish
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