Turkish Menemen

(2 servings)

  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1 small bell pepper
  • 1 spicy pepper
  • 1 small onion - optional
  • 4 or 5 pitted and diced olives - optional
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 or 5 eggs
This is probably the most popular egg dish in Turkey and certainly the most popular one that can be made without uniquely Turkish ingredients that can be hard to find. Try it, and I think you'll like it, but it's guaranteed to taste better with the Mediterranean or the Bosphorus over your shoulder, so come to Turkey for the original. - Note From Recipe Submitter Bounaparte

Turkish Menemen

How To Make Turkish Menemen

Peel and cube tomatoes. Then cube other ingredients (fine) and saute in small pre-heated skillet with olive oil until slightly wilted (don't totally kill the crunch) then over low heat crack eggs into the skillet and scramble cooking until eggs are fairly firm but the entire dish is slightly moist due to the vegetable juices.

A Turkish scramble of eggs, tomatoes, peppers, onion and olives. If desired, you can also add crumbled Feta cheese. Just add a Tablespoon or two when the eggs are almost fully set.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Bounaparte for this recipe.

Recipe number 1387. Submitted 11/9/2004.