Menemen is a classic and basic Turkish breakfast essential. Made with just a few ingredients, this healthy dish is actually ideal for any time of the day. Try out the recipe and watch the video to learn a few tips and tricks for preparing Turkish menemen. To purchase the illustrated print of menemen, check out the shop!
Makes 2 to 3 servings
3 Tablespoons olive oil
10 charleston (green, not spicy) peppers, diced
1 onion, diced
2 or 3 tomatoes, grated
5 eggs, scrambled
Salt + Pepper to taste
Parsely, chopped to garnish
Optional additions: sausage, shredded mozzarella cheese, or feta cheese
Over medium heat, add olive oil, onions, and peppers to a large skillet. Sauté until browning begins on the onions and peppers.
Add the grated tomatoes and cook until tomato juice evaporates. Tip: It is important not to have excess water from the tomatoes for a creamier result.
Once the vegetables start to sizzle again, add in your scrambles egg mixture.
After you add your eggs, give it a stir to fully mix eggs with vegetables. Then be patient and try not to over-stir the mixture.
Once the eggs are cooked, transfer to a serving platter. Tip: The best time to remove the pan from heat is when the eggs are cooked at the bottom but still a bit creamy on the surface. The residual heat from the pan will continue to cook them as you serve.
Garnish with parsley. Serve immediately!