Menemen (scrambled eggs Turkish style)

My second attempt at cooking Turkish food. And a rather successful one at that. Not that there is much that can go wrong with scrambled eggs (tell that to all too many British ‘greasy spoon’ cafes that think microwaving is a legitimate form of cookery). Menemen is a rather delicious take on scrambled eggs, a meal that can be quickly thrown together for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Peppery, tomatoey eggs, served here a bit too wet for my liking (I am instinctively repelled by eggs that are just cooked), I have made and adjusted this to my taste (as with anything), this dish is usually served juicy, so be careful not to let the eggs dry up too much.

I forgot to take a picture, this image is true to my version of the dish, found on google images via

Menemen courtesy of google search

Menemen courtesy of google search


4 Large Eggs

4 Tomatoes

2 Long Green peppers (chilli like peppers)

1 Onion

Salt and Black Pepper

Chilli Flakes (to taste)

Cook the onions on a low heat until translucent. Throw in the tomatoes and peppers cook for around 3-4 mins. Throw in the eggs and cook until your desired eggy consistency. If you like it wet stirring around 3 times will apparently do- not for me.

Easy peasy.


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