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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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.
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
14th Sep, 2013
Very easy (if a bit long), very good. Changed nothing except that I used 2 peppers (1yellow, 1 red).
13th Aug, 2013
Mmmmm, delicious! I changed nothing. Served it with walnut bread. I just kicked the fork out of the equation ;)
15th May, 2013
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.
6th May, 2013
Made without yoghurt. Delicious. Easy to make and you can be creative and use whatever veg you want. Will definitely make again.
1st May, 2013
One tasty dish!! Will definitely be making this again soon.
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21st Apr, 2013
Try mixing in some pancetta at the start. Be careful not to overcook the eggs!
19th Apr, 2013
my daughter and i weren't too keen but my son and other half wolfed it down...
19th Mar, 2013
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


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