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Menemen Recipe

Scrambled eggs and vegetables
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 3 people
Calories 177 kcal


  • 3 large tomatoes peeled, diced
  • 3 long peppers sweet, banana type, chopped
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • gouda cheese (or any melting cheese) grated


  • Prepare ingredients. Make sure you peeled and chopped vegetables as instructed.
  • Grab a large enough saute pan, add liquid oil and start roasting the onions over medium-low heat.
  • When the onions turn yellow, add the peppers and cook together. You can lower the heat to avoid burning vegetables.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of butter just before adding the tomatoes, saute for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ½ tablespoon of butter, add the tomatoes, close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Soften the tomatoes by stirring them occasionally.
  • Mix a little, and break the eggs directly into the pot. You can add red pepper powder, thyme, basil and some salt as you wish in this step.
  • Cook the egg mixture without burning too much, keeping it on low heat for 1-2 minutes and continue stirring. Once finished, take it to the serving plate with a spoon and serve.


Serving Suggestions
  • You can double the flavor by adding grated cheese on it.
  • Since tomatoes and salt are a good duo, it is recommended to add the right amount of salt. While cooking, you can adjust it by tasting it.
Keyword egg, menemen, onion, pepper, tomato