Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This gutsy dish is genuine street food and a brilliant family dish for brunch, lunch or supper.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy

Nutrition: 222

  • kcal222
  • fat15g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre3g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.39g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 red or green pepper, halved deseeded and sliced
  • 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1-2 tsp caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 6 tbsp thick, creamy yogurt
    yogurt

    Yogurt

    yog-ert

    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

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.

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Lindsay-Kay
15th Mar, 2014
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
5th Mar, 2014
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.
sahin
9th Nov, 2013
Sorry but the recipe is not totally genuine: chillies and sugar are not necessary, at least are optional, in step1, the eggs should be scrambled with the mixture in step2 and no yogurt is served in step 3. The rest is fine and ok. These pictures can give a better idea: http://www.tariflerbizden.com/wp-content/uploads/melemen-360x190.jpg , http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OlNsxfNx7SM/URLP_tclyWI/AAAAAAAADAQ/RpTuhijQwes/s1600/melemen+%25285%2529.jpg
jtacon
14th Sep, 2013
Very easy (if a bit long), very good. Changed nothing except that I used 2 peppers (1yellow, 1 red).
stonefruit
13th Aug, 2013
5.05
Mmmmm, delicious! I changed nothing. Served it with walnut bread. I just kicked the fork out of the equation ;)
stingray11
15th May, 2013
3.05
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
6th May, 2013
5.05
Made without yoghurt. Delicious. Easy to make and you can be creative and use whatever veg you want. Will definitely make again.
n_white
1st May, 2013
5.05
One tasty dish!! Will definitely be making this again soon.
justinbeevor
21st Apr, 2013
Try mixing in some pancetta at the start. Be careful not to overcook the eggs!
nazmataz
19th Apr, 2013
4.05
my daughter and i weren't too keen but my son and other half wolfed it down...

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