Cookbook:Menemen (Eggs with Onion, Green Pepper, and Tomato)

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Menemen (Eggs with Onion, Green Pepper, and Tomato)
CategoryTurkish recipes
Time25–30 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Middle Eastern Cuisines | Turkish Cuisine | Egg Dishes

Menemen is a Turkish dish of eggs with onion, green pepper and tomato. It can be served as a breakfast or luncheon dish.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Prepare a concassée of tomatoes by blanching, peeling, seeding and dicing the tomatoes. Alternately, you may simply grind the tomatoes in a food processor or grate them using a box grater.
  2. Dice the onions and peppers in medium dice and sauté in the olive oil until tender.
  3. Add the oregano and paprika, if using.
  4. Add the tomatoes to the peppers and onion and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the parsley and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Beat the eggs and pour over the mixture in the pan. Stir until cooked.
  7. Serve with Turkish bread.[2]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Red peppers may also be used, alone or in combination with green, yellow or orange ones.
  2. A crisp baguette is a good substitute.