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Menemen - Recipe (Turkish Style Scrambled Eggs with Peppers)
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Menemen – Recipe

Menemen is a Turkish-style dish of scrambled eggs cooked with peppers, tomatoes, onions and seasonings. It is incredibly satisfying. Here is the recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
Keyword: Aleppo peppers, eggs, spicy
Servings: 2
Calories: 419kcal


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced (white or yellow, optional)
  • 1 cup chopped peppers See comments above - use Aleppo or Urfa Biber if you can find them, or use red bell peppers for a common variety
  • 1 teaspoon spicy chili flakes Aleppo preferred, but paprika or cayenne are good subs
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5 cups grated or diced tomatoes with their juices
  • 5 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • FOR SERVING: Crusty bread or small tortillas spicy chili flakes, crumbly feta cheese, fresh chopped parsley or basil


  • Heat a large pan to medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • Add the onion, peppers and chili flakes and cook them down about 5 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  • Add the tomatoes with a bit of salt and pepper and stir them up. Cook them down until the tomatoes soften and lose some of their juices. Don’t let the pan dry out. About 10 minutes or so.
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl very lightly, then pour them into the pan. Tilt the pan a bit to let the egg mixture drip into the many nooks and crannies of your sauce. Do not mix it through.
  • Cook them a couple minutes, or until the eggs are starting to set. Remove from heat and let the eggs finish cooking in the warm sauce, a few minutes more. If you prefer your eggs more set, just cook them longer as desired.
  • Sprinkle with fresh herbs, crumbly feta cheese and spicy chili flakes. Serve with warmed bread or tortillas.


Heat Factor: Mild, though you can spice things up with extra spicy chili flakes or some chili powder, or toss in a hot pepper of your choice.


Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 409mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 738mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1375IU | Vitamin C: 82.1mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 4.3mg