Menemen is a popular egg and tomato dish in Turkish cuisine. It’s a little saucy and you will notice that some have a sauce on the bottom, mine does not, most times it’s runny, but in the picture below it is not. It is a family favourite, and we make it every weekend. I like to make it with biber salca, pepper paste, as I find it more flavourful than domate salca, tomato sauce.
What you will need:
- 4-6 eggs
- 1/2 chopped green or red pepper
- 1-2 green onions
- 1 onion
- 2-3 tbsp red pepper paste or tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tomato
- 1/4 cup milk
- olive oil or butter to cook veggies and eggs in
In a frying pan add about 3 tbsp olive oil or 3 tsp butter. Add onions and peppers, cook till tender, add tomatoes, cook till tomatoes soften, add in pepper paste or tomato sauce. Season with salt.
Crack eggs in a bowl and whisk in eggs, pour over the veggies, stir and mix in altogether, cook on medium heat. Season with salt. Enjoy! Afiyet olsun!