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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Artichokes with Eggs

(Enginarli Yumurta)

Artichokes with Eggs
2 Artichokes, peeled, cleaned, see Artichokes with Rice in Olive Oil
1 tsp butter
1/3 cup hot water
2 small size eggs

Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup plain Turkish yogurt
1 1/2 tbsp flour, all purpose

1 tbsp butter
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne
2 green onion, sliced

Place artichokes, 1 tbsp butter and 1/3 cup hot water in a small sized pot. Cover and cook over a little bit under medium heat until the artichokes are tender.

Place the cooked artichokes with their juice in a small oven dish. Whisk the all Yogurt Sauce ingredients in a small bowl, pour all around the artichokes.

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Place the dish on the top rack of the oven. After 10 minutes crack the eggs top of the each artichokes. Change the setting of the oven to broil (grill). Put back on the top rack again and and cook until the eggs white are cooked.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Add the cayenne and paprika. Pour all over the dish. Sprinkle the chopped spring onions all over the top. Serve Artichokes with Eggs while still warm with freshly baked Turkish bread.

Turkish cuisine has so many dishes with eggs. I've noticed that we don't have one with the artichokes! So I decided to use classic Turkish ingredients and Turkish cooking techniques. Here is the result! I love it, I hope you do, too:)

*You can use frozen artichoke instead of fresh one:) But do not use the canned artichokes!



At 7:42 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I love you Binnur! Keep your amazing recipes coming!

At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Natalie - Turkish Travel Blog said...

I only tasted artichokes for the first time the other day. Can not beleive that I was always so hesitant before. They are quite delicious and taste completely different to what I expected them to.

Thanks for the receipe. Will be trying it.


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