Menemen: Turkish Eggs
Recipe type: Brunch
  • olive oil
  • pinch red pepper flake
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about a cup)
  • ½ red pepper, diced (about a half cup)
  • 1 - 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ¼ teaspoon smoky paprika, more or less
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin, more or less
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  1. Heat some olive oil and a pinch of red pepper flakes in the bottom of a large skillet
  2. Saute the onions and peppers until softened, then add the tomatoes, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. When the vegetables are cooked the way you like them and most of the liquid is cooked away, crack the eggs directly into the pan.
  4. Immediately break the yolks and scramble the eggs gently with the veggies.
  5. The menemen is ready when the eggs are softly set. Garnish with the chopped parsley.
Recipe by Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen at