Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen)

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(92 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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cov_sarah
28th Feb, 2013
5.05
Loved it! Put some garlic in with the onions at the beginning (as well as with the yogurt at the end), and used coriander instead of parsley. Quick and delicious!
bikerbell
27th Feb, 2013
We really enjoyed this dish. After reading the comments I added some mushrooms to bulk it out a bit more. Served with bread. Will do again soon as it's so quick when getting home from work.
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starkers36
5th Feb, 2013
Very very nice we loved it, will deatho make again
cazmccool
22nd Jan, 2013
5.05
Fantastic recipe. I also left out the yogurt as my boyfriend doesn't like it. I put the garlic straight into the dish, added a few mushrooms and lots of chillies as we like our spice. I served it with bread and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely make this dish again. So simple, uses ingredients we always have in and works for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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ranabhutta
15th Jan, 2013
4.05
Forgot to say, I left out the sugar. Absolutely no need for it - the tinned tomatoes make it more than sweet enough IMO.
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ranabhutta
15th Jan, 2013
4.05
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
10th Jan, 2013
1.05
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
17th Dec, 2012
5.05
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.
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shleep2000
8th Nov, 2012
5.05
Very nice dish! I added smoked paprika and Garlic, and it turned out very nice. Recommended!
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thecherub
3rd Oct, 2012
3.05
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

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