Mastering the Art of Homemade Turkish Menemen

Introduction to Homemade Turkish Menemen Recipe

Once you have traveled to Turkey and experienced the rich flavors of Turkish cuisine, it’s hard not to develop cravings for their delicious dishes. One dish that can evoke the lively ambiance of Turkey’s streets is the delectable Turkish Menemen, a staple of the traditional Turkish breakfast..

Turkish Menemen is a traditional breakfast dish that combines the freshness of tomato and peppers with the richness of eggs. It is a simple yet flavorful recipe that is loved by locals and visitors alike. The dish is made with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices, all cooked together to create a delightful medley of flavors.

Preparing your own homemade Turkish Menemen is not only a great way to satisfy your cravings, but it also allows you to customize the dish to your liking. Whether you prefer it spicy or mild, with extra vegetables or a generous amount of eggs, this recipe can be tailored to suit your taste.

By following this easy-to-make recipe, you can recreate the authentic flavors of Turkey in your own kitchen. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner, Turkish Menemen is sure to become a favorite in your household.

Be sure to also cook up a batch of Turkish flat bread, bazlama. 

So, let’s dive into the recipe and embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Turkey!

Turkish Menemen

Menemen recipe, a lovely egg and tomato dish.
Menemen recipe
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Turkish
Keyword: eggs, menemen


  • 4 lrg Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Ghee alternatively butter or olive oil
  • 1 med Onion
  • ½ lrg Red Pepper
  • 1 Cayenne chili
  • 4 med Tomatoes
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Ground

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  • Heat a suitable sized frying pan to a medium heat and melt the Ghee
  • Add the finely chopped onion and fry till translucent
  • Add the chopped red pepper and chili and fry till the color changes
  • Add grated tomato (no skins) and allow to cook for approx 5 minutes
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Add the eggs one at a time and break the yolk. Lightly mix so that the egg is halfway mixed into the tomato mixture.
  • Allow to cook till eggs are cooked.
  • Serve with bread (Bazlama). Bon Appetit

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You may vary the dish to your taste by adding herbs, adding extra or less peppers and chili, etc.
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