Turkish Menemen


Turkish Menemen, a flavor, easy, one-pan dish you can make in under a half-hour.

This one-pan wonder is full of flavor! Eggs poached in a sautéed onions, peppers, tomatoes, and garlic provide a robust, but not overpowering, medley of flavors. Wonderfully nutritious eggs make this a filling but not heavy dish. Best of all, Menemen is easy, and quick to prepare — you can make it under a half-hour and only use one skillet.

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2-3 T olive oil
2 medium onions, sliced
2 green chiles, chopped (remove seeds to reduce spiciness)
3/4 lbs. (apx) fresh tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely diced
4 eggs (farm-fresh preferred!)
Red pepper flakes
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Strained yoghurt (Greek style) if desired.

1. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat and sauté onions, chopped peppers until they start to soften.
2. Add diced garlic, salt, pepper, cook another 2-3 minutes
3. Add chopped tomatoes and cook to reduce liquid; adjust seasoning.
4. Make 4 wells in the mixture and crack an egg into each. Cover and poach eggs on low heat until set.
5. Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, salt, and red pepper flakes.

Serve with a small dollop of strained yoghurt if desired.


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1 Response to Turkish Menemen

  1. McCafferty says:

    it does look colorful and healthy

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