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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cvlewis1
6th Sep, 2012
4.05
Nice.
daveatbeaucouk
23rd Aug, 2012
Really tasty. I followed some of the other comments and added mushrooms, which my wife loves in everything, and put a little garlic in the pan with the onions and peppers. Served with a green salad and pitta bread.
sus_key
4th Jun, 2012
5.05
Really good. I did the yoghurt and the flavours combined nicely.
rebeccadalemartin
13th May, 2012
5.05
lush that is
Druunica89
14th Feb, 2012
5.05
Mmmmmmmmm, yummy! In my Country a very similar dish is often made and is called "sataraš", but now, I have to admit that I prefer this version! Used one long hot green pepper (that is available here) and one green capsicum. The yogurt accompanied this dish perfectly! Will make again.
joelle23
25th Jan, 2012
4.05
Nice and easy to make. Don't forget the parsley seasoning, it really complements it. Served with lentils cooked in vegetable stock and tomato with some spinach stirred through, and some greens. I chopped the peppers and the onions quite big and loved the crunchy flavours it gave. I used real tomatoes (not tinned) and grated them in to lose the skin and just get the juicy bits. Loved the egg with it and the garlicy yoghurt was just perfect. Definitely recommend as an easy cheap and relatively quick eat.
saphhire
18th Nov, 2011
5.05
I've been using this recipe, or variations on it for the past fifty years and it is always enjoyed by everyone. It's healthy and economical. If you want to boost it up serve it with rice with a little lemon zest grated in and some finely chopped herbs.
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pknutsen
18th Nov, 2011
This made me homesick :/ Great recipe! Try to make it with Turkish green peppers if you can
Lay Di
27th Oct, 2011
5.05
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
4th Oct, 2011
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.

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