Turkish Egg Dish Menemen

Turkish menemen recipe with eggs and tomatoes in a pan.

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Classic one-pan Turkish egg dish with tomatoes and green peppers.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 3 green peppers, chopped
  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes or canned tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced (optional)
  • 3 green onions, 2 for cooking and 1 for the garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 free-range eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Mint leaves for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan, preferably an iron cast. Add in chopped onion and green peppers, saute until tender.
  2. Add in tomatoes, garlic and green onions, let it simmer for 10-15 minutes stirring frequently until it thickens. Sprinkle salt over it.
  3. Using a spoon make rooms for each egg and break eggs into those hollows. Let it simmer uncovered until the eggs are slightly cooked for 8-10 minutes. Help egg whites cook well with a spoon. If you like the yolks hard, cook longer.
  4. Sprinkle ground black pepper over it.
  5. Garnish with chopped green onion and mint leaves. Serve in the pan.

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