Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

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(66 ratings)

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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Comments (63)

Lay Di's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

We loved it! Thanks for the recipe.

connievond's picture
5

I made this without the yoghurt, half the tomatoes, 2 eggs and sprinkled dried garlic and parsley! Thus it was suitable for one and I ate it straight out of the pan it was that delicious! Very filling and worked out at around 420 calories; will deffinately indulge again!

donnalovescheese's picture
5

Quick, easy and delicious. Served with a green salad and pitta

browste1's picture
5

I cooked this for supper for me and my hubby, we really loved it, tasty and easy to make.

thommich's picture
5

Yum! Simple, very tasty and esily adapted depending on what ingredients you have in.

apolloxxl's picture
5

Unexpectedly delicious! I made quite a huge mistakes. Used extra hot chillies and the whole dish was burning me inside out. Go easy on those. Served by itself without a yogurt.

lizard40's picture

This was delicious. I didn't think I'd like it but it is saved in my binder now ! Eaten with crusty bread, makes it a real tasty dinner.

patricklerner's picture
5

Pretty great dish. Just don't put the eggs in to early or the yellow part will get solid pretty fast. Nevertheless it tasted great and it's done really fast withing half an hour or so with no problems.

mia-mia's picture
4

Nice, quick, delicious meal. Perfect for a last-minute meal, nice alternative to omelette.

messyjessie86's picture
5

Added sausage to ours, and loved the combination of garlicky yoghurt and rich tomato sauce, will definitely make this again:)

natalierachel's picture
5

Delicious. Added paprika and mushrooms.

flirtinflight's picture
5

This was such a delicious meal, my husband and I really enjoyed it. It had a nice kick from the chilli, and the onions and tomatoes were so sweet. My husband didn't even mind that there wasn't any meat. Will definitely cook again, brunch, lunch or dinner!

stellabain's picture

This is just huevos rancheros by another name. brilliant sunday brunch fare!

lorens_pin's picture
5

The flavours and textures come together perfectly in this dish!

jaynepearson's picture

'Menemen' is just the Turkish name for this dish. The Turks also cook another dish by the same name, which is basically scrambled eggs mixed with the same ingredients (tomatoes, peppers, onions, a pinch of red pepper flakes and parsley). They pre-cook the pepper/tomato mixture and then scramble in the eggs at the end. From a visual point of view, it has a touch of the 'dog's breakfast' about it, but it actually tastes really delicious, especially piled onto thick toast. This is the version that most housewives would cook at home - the Goodfood version tends to be the one you always find at stands in bus and railway stations for some reason.

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