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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ranabhutta's picture
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Forgot to say, I left out the sugar. Absolutely no need for it - the tinned tomatoes make it more than sweet enough IMO.

ranabhutta's picture
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I really liked this dish. Following other people's suggestions, I too fried the garlic (3 cloves) with the onions and peppers and I added some chestnut mushrooms. Garnished with coriander as my family doesn't like parsley. The yogurt helped to balance out the kick of the chilli. Tasted delicious and felt very healthy to me, so would definitely make it again.

rattyboombatty's picture
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When I made this I struggled to get the eggs to cook completely and found the tomato flavour dominated. Tasted pretty rank and fed it to the bin. Seeing the other high ratings almost tempts me to try again. Almost.

zabeen22's picture
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I dont like too hot a chilli, so I used twice the pepper, then added a small pinch of chilli powder and a tea spoon of paprica. Realy lovley filling meal. A bit of bread finshes it off perfectley.

shleep2000's picture
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Very nice dish! I added smoked paprika and Garlic, and it turned out very nice. Recommended!

thecherub's picture
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This was ok. I think my other half did not cook the onions and peppers enough and it was a bit too crunchy! We kept to the recipe although poached the eggs separately and piled on top once served - the eggs worked brilliantly with the rest of the dish. Didnt do the yoghurt bit though as we do not like yoghurt. Won't rush to re-do

cvlewis1's picture
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Nice.

daveatbeaucouk's picture

Really tasty. I followed some of the other comments and added mushrooms, which my wife loves in everything, and put a little garlic in the pan with the onions and peppers. Served with a green salad and pitta bread.

sus_key's picture
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Really good. I did the yoghurt and the flavours combined nicely.

rebeccadalemartin's picture
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lush that is

Druunica89's picture
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Mmmmmmmmm, yummy! In my Country a very similar dish is often made and is called "sataraš", but now, I have to admit that I prefer this version! Used one long hot green pepper (that is available here) and one green capsicum. The yogurt accompanied this dish perfectly! Will make again.

joelle23's picture
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Nice and easy to make. Don't forget the parsley seasoning, it really complements it. Served with lentils cooked in vegetable stock and tomato with some spinach stirred through, and some greens.

I chopped the peppers and the onions quite big and loved the crunchy flavours it gave. I used real tomatoes (not tinned) and grated them in to lose the skin and just get the juicy bits. Loved the egg with it and the garlicy yoghurt was just perfect.

Definitely recommend as an easy cheap and relatively quick eat.

saphhire's picture
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I've been using this recipe, or variations on it for the past fifty years and it is always enjoyed by everyone. It's healthy and economical. If you want to boost it up serve it with rice with a little lemon zest grated in and some finely chopped herbs.

pknutsen's picture

This made me homesick :/ Great recipe! Try to make it with Turkish green peppers if you can

Lay Di's picture
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Quick and very njummie! I didn't have any fresh chillies and used a few spoons of Ajvar (Turkish hot paprika-relish) instead. I also replaced the canned tomatoes by some fresh ones. For four persons I would double the amounts!

beetroot12's picture

this was a deliciously fragrant dish. made it for dinner and also added some mushrooms and garlic and added extra cumin, basil and chipolata sausages.

wendypatterson's picture
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Gorgeous dish. I didn't have yoghurt in but it was fine without. Made it as a main meal with spaghetti, spinach and garlic bread. Unusual and delicious!

rsmiling2812's picture

Made htis for dinner with turkish flatbread.
I added smoke paprika and tasted just like huevos macheros as someone else said. Really liked this but other half not so keen

colec1's picture
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In a word...yummy! Made this this evening and it took willpower not to devour the whole pan. So simple and so tasty and uses items I always have in, will become a firm favourite.

mdcbc2's picture
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We loved it! Thanks for the recipe.

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