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A pan with menemen, turkish scrambled eggs (Recipe)

Menemen - Turkish Scrambled Eggs

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This Turkish scrambled eggs (Menemen) recipe is made with simple ingredients. The mixed flavours of onion, tomato, eggs and spices combine perfectly with weekend brunch.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 2 people

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  • 2 tomatoes - deseeded and diced
  • ½ green bell pepper - diced
  • ½ onions - chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and black peper - to taste


  • Heat a medium frying pan, add olive oil and butter. Add onion and green pepper, and sauté over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, paprika, salt and ground black pepper. Cook for 8 minutes or until the tomato crumbles.
  • Meanwhile, break the eggs into a bowl and beat them quickly with a fork.
  • Place the beaten eggs on top of the sauteed vegetables and cook for a few seconds.
  • Then, stir lightly so that the eggs are well mixed with the other ingredients in the pan.
  • Cook for another 3 minutes or until the eggs are almost cooked, it finishes cooking with the heat.
  • Serve while still hot.


If you want a more delicate flavour, peel the tomatoes or grate them before adding to the recipe.
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