Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


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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  • 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



    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



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

  • 1-2 tsp caster sugar
  • 4 eggs



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

  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped



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

  • 6 tbsp thick, creamy yogurt



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

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed


  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 (64)

pknutsen's picture

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

Lay Di's picture

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

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

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

We loved it! Thanks for the recipe.

connievond's picture

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

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

browste1's picture

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

thommich's picture

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

apolloxxl's picture

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

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

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

messyjessie86's picture

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

natalierachel's picture

Delicious. Added paprika and mushrooms.

flirtinflight's picture

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

The flavours and textures come together perfectly in this dish!


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