Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This gutsy dish is genuine street food and a brilliant family dish for brunch, lunch or supper.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition 222

kcalories
222
protein
12g
carbs
12g
fat
15g
saturates
4g
fibre
3g
sugar
9g
salt
0.39g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 red or green pepper, halved deseeded and sliced
  • 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1-2 tsp caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  • 6 tbsp thick, creamy yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Stir in the onions, pepper and chillies. Cook until they begin to soften. Add the tomatoes and sugar, mixing well. Cook until the liquid has reduced, season.
  2. Using a wooden spoon, create 4 pockets in the tomato mixture and crack the eggs into them. Cover the pan and cook the eggs over a low heat until just set.
  3. Beat the yogurt with the garlic and season. Sprinkle the menemen with parsley and serve from the frying pan with a dollop of the garlic-flavoured yogurt.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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MichaeltheGreat's picture
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Added 4 cloves of garlic and some cayenne pepper - did not add the sugar.

Fleshed it out with some zucchini and mushroom. Added greek fetta just at the end.

Super easy and tasty!

tim jacob's picture

Family liked it. Like Joyjoybird I left out the sugar and used 4 cloves of garlic, 2 tins of tomatoes and added courgettes. The dish needs seasoning with salt and pepper at least. Eggs added whole worked fine. I'll try scambled next time.
Yoghurt with garlic (+ seasonng) really gives it that extra dimension - don't skimp on this bit!

Lindsay-Kay's picture

Lovely, added 3 cloves of garlic, courgette and some mushrooms to the mix. Omitted the sugar, as others have said, this really isn't necessary and didn't bother with the yogurt. Eggs took ages to cook so sped up the process by covering the frying pan with a lid so they could steam a bit. Served with a few slices of buttered granary bread. I thought it was yummy, hubby thought it was ok and has requested scrambled eggs next time.

Alessya19's picture

Absolutely delicious! I made it for dinner for me and my fiance. We both loved it. We will be making it again for our vegetarian friends.

jtacon's picture

Very easy (if a bit long), very good. Changed nothing except that I used 2 peppers (1yellow, 1 red).

stonefruit's picture
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Mmmmm, delicious! I changed nothing. Served it with walnut bread. I just kicked the fork out of the equation ;)

stingray11's picture
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This tasted fine and was very quick to put together but nothing amazing. I suspect if you added a few more ingredients, as suggested by other readers, it might make it more interesting. I halved the ingredients for 2 people but thought the portions were quite small (which I could have known looking at the ingredients). If you're looking for something similar, I would make the One-pan summer eggs on the GF website.

passw0rd's picture
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Made without yoghurt. Delicious. Easy to make and you can be creative and use whatever veg you want. Will definitely make again.

n_white's picture
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One tasty dish!! Will definitely be making this again soon.

justinbeevor's picture

Try mixing in some pancetta at the start. Be careful not to overcook the eggs!

nazmataz's picture
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my daughter and i weren't too keen but my son and other half wolfed it down...

hemsagar's picture

I tried the dish. It was a little bit sweet at the beginning, but when the eggs started kicking in, It tasted very good. After a few hours, I used the leftovers in a sandwich and it was simply perfect. Will definitely try it again, probably making few changes like adding more chilli to make it more spicy.
Thank you Good Food

bertieboo10's picture
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I added chorizo and a clove of garlic to the cooking peppers and onion for a little extra flavour. The dish was absolutely delicious with nice bread to eat alongside it. Very simple to make but very flavoursome.

joyjoybird's picture
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My husband has just said I've not said what I'd do different!
Soften and brown onions for longer, throw in garlic, again brown to get the flavour, and use four cloves. Leave the Chilli seeds in if you like it spicy and up the amount of From two to three or four if you like to feel it. Sugar.... NO!!! Why why why?!?
I would rather mushrooms than peppers, but that's personal, I prefer mushrooms as they add to a softer texture which compliments other more textured food you may serve with.
Two cans of plum tomatoes make it so much juicier. Mmmm
Also, again personal preference, I scramble my eggs into the mix as this is how we've had it many times in Turkey and it's lush, and never in all my days have I had it with Parsley and never would I again! Kills the rich beauty of the dish.
Finally
ENJOY!!!! :0D

joyjoybird's picture
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My husband found this recipe and made it for me Mother's Day morning (I usually make it and we both love it and he wanted to surprise me) Nothing like the real Turkish thing! Dry flavourless... Puts Turkey cuisine to shame for what can be a truly marvellous simple dish! That is all!

cov_sarah's picture
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Loved it! Put some garlic in with the onions at the beginning (as well as with the yogurt at the end), and used coriander instead of parsley. Quick and delicious!

bikerbell's picture

We really enjoyed this dish. After reading the comments I added some mushrooms to bulk it out a bit more. Served with bread. Will do again soon as it's so quick when getting home from work.

starkers36's picture

Very very nice we loved it, will deatho make again

cazmccool's picture
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Fantastic recipe. I also left out the yogurt as my boyfriend doesn't like it. I put the garlic straight into the dish, added a few mushrooms and lots of chillies as we like our spice. I served it with bread and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely make this dish again. So simple, uses ingredients we always have in and works for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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