Fluffy scrambled eggs cooked with tender tomatoes, onions, peppers and Turkish spices; A hearty and delicious breakfast meal.
The first time I tried Menemen was at Turkish breakfast one day at a restaurant. I love egg dishes so I have tasted and cooked my fair share of eggs. Although this dish is so simple, it is also so tasty and packed full of flavor. It will easily become a favorite on your recipe list.
Here’s the recipe:
Menemen: Turkish Egg Scramble with Tomatoes, Onions & Peppers
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 c white onion (diced)
- 1/4 c sweet green pepper (diced)
- 1/2 c tomato (diced)
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 T oregano
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- salt (to taste)
Dice the onions, peppers and tomatoes.
Place the onions and peppers in a frying pan and sauté them until they are tender.
Then add the tomatoes, oregano, paprika and salt. Stir and sauté for another 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat and set aside.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and scramble them together with a fork or whisk.
Pour the eggs on top of the sautéed vegetables and return to the stove*.
Scramble everything together until the eggs are cooked through but still tender.
Serve & Enjoy!
*Note: if you are preparing this dish in a Traditional Turkish copper pan, add a little oil to the pan, then add the sautéed vegetables and the eggs. Scramble everything together on the stove & serve in the pan it was cooked in.