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Menemen Recipe - Turkish Scrambled Eggs

One pan eggs, Turkish style! Menemen is healthy & filling and works as a breakfast recipe or a dish that can be eaten at any other time of day.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 124kcal
Author Turkey's For Life

Ingredients

  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 1 large tomato or 3-4 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized onion peeled & finely shopped
  • 2 green sivri biber or 1 small green bell pepper deseeded & finely chopped
  • 1 handful parsley freshly chopped
  • 2 tsp hot chilli flakes optional
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp thyme or oregano
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil for frying

Instructions

  • Add a small glug of sunflower oil to a frying pan and heat gently.
  • First of all, add your onions and sauté for a few minutes until they become translucent.
  • Now add your green pepper and stir for a few minutes until it starts to soften.
  • Now stir in your chopped tomato and add your herbs and spices and salt and pepper.
  • Simmer over a low heat until your tomato cooks down to form a thick tomato sauce.
  • Crack your eggs into the pan and stir them until they are scrambled into the mixture.
  • Remove from the heat and garnish with your parsley.
  • Serve alone or as part of a larger breakfast.

Notes

  • As with all of our recipes, calories are approximate and will differ depending on your ingredients.
  • Turkish summer tomatoes are very large, hence we use only one. They are equivalent to 3-4 medium-sized vine tomatoes.
  • If you want a richer flavour, you can add some crumbled feta cheese to your menemen recipe at the same time as your eggs.