You already know how much I love egg. I can eat this delicious product of hens everyday and in every version. I feel a great admiration to these productive animals every time I eat or use egg in some dishes. I believe that hens want to send us their eggs as a gift. I love first their apperance, either broken or unbroken. They are so cute in a rush basket and when cooked, they are beautiful with the combination of yellow and white. They are so compatible that they shouldn’t be seperated except for some dishes.
Generally I prefer a boiled egg for breakfast, but this boiling procedure is so important. You should be very careful to take the egg from fire in the right time. My favorite egg shouldn’t be too soft or too much cooked, it should be in between. I don’t know if there is a word for it in English. After it starts to boil, I keep them two minutes on fire, not more not less. Then I have my favorite egg version. I sprinkle little salt and cumin on my egg while eating and feel that indefinable pleasure. Then I thank these altruist animals (hens and cocks of course) for not grudging their eggs from us.
Apart from boiled version, I also love eggs in menemen if I have enough time to cook. Menemen is the name of a dish that enriches your breakfast with its appetizing smell and its colors. It’s a kind of dish that we generally have in breakfast, but people may also have it as a main dish if they want a quick prepared dish for lunch or dinner. It’s certainly up to you when to eat melemen.
• 2 middle sized tomatoes, chopped
• 2 green peppers, chopped
• 1 scallion, chopped
• 3 eggs
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• Black pepper
Saute peppers and a scallion with olive oil in a pan. Then add tomatoes and cook them until their water mostly evaporates. Then add salt and stir. With a wooden spoon, arrange the places of three eggs. Break the eggs into the empty places you arrange. And help the eggs cook well with small touches (with the wooden spoon) to their whites. It will be ready in a few minutes. Then sprinkle black pepper on it for the highest delight.
And here are the main characters of this post. This picture is from a nearby village where we can have fresh eggs.