Turkish Menemen

Turkish Menemen

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 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.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Turkish Menemen?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 10 votes.

From Mona

Wait, I thought it was made with ground beef? That's how my neighbors make it?

Comment submitted: 11/22/2013 (#17176)

From Simmuns
Rating (out of 5):  

Sultana ARZU - it's butter NOT olive oil.

Comment submitted: 8/8/2010 (#11026)

From ludo

I thought menemen had sucuk in it.

Comment submitted: 4/14/2010 (#10303)

From Ankara

I suggest to put one part of garlic instead of onions...

Comment submitted: 4/11/2010 (#10277)

From Sultana ARZU

Actually this is not a total correct recipe. It should have more olive oil added and actually a little water to the veggie mix BEFORE you break the eggs in. Not an authentic version.

Comment submitted: 12/30/2009 (#9335)

From Cakemountain
Rating (out of 5):  

I threw some tidbits of meat in the veggie mixture before the eggs, and it turned out delicious.

Comment submitted: 10/20/2009 (#8872)

From Lemesa
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Comment submitted: 5/16/2009 (#8116)

From Blue
Rating (out of 5):  

I love menemen. In Turkey I enjoy adding a few slices of Sucuk to the recipe :)

Comment submitted: 7/29/2008 (#5990)

From BreakfastUniverse

This tastes ridiculously good when properly made.

Comment submitted: 5/17/2008 (#5286)

From Rora
Rating (out of 5):  

Have a slice of crusty French/Italian/Turkish bread with it. Yummy!!!

Comment submitted: 1/8/2008 (#4340)

From Fav T. Meal
Rating (out of 5):  

This is my favourite Turkish meal! Quick and easy. I love it!!!

Comment submitted: 8/27/2007 (#3454)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom lifeisgood (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

It is easy and fast. You must try his and also as delicious as other Türkish meals... I love TURKEYYYYY... :)

Comment submitted: 5/22/2007 (#2482)

From Trust Me
Rating (out of 5):  

Add 3 tomatoes instead of 2. I replaced the olive with Turkish cheese, put the cheese in before the eggs - trust me its yummy!

Comment submitted: 3/16/2007 (#1843)

From Turk1

Fantastic really. All turkish foods excellent.

Comment submitted: 2/21/2007 (#1601)

From neb

Little bit of salt and definitely some garlic in there. Lovely.

Comment submitted: 1/31/2007 (#1383)

From Inanc
Rating (out of 5):  

Try adding salt/blackpeper during cooking AND a bit of fresh diced parsley is good on top of the dish.

Comment submitted: 11/30/2006 (#846)

From yo
Rating (out of 5):  

So delicious!

Comment submitted: 11/14/2006 (#724)

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