Menemen, inseparable from the Turkish breakfast!


s someone who usually skipped breakfast in the Netherlands, I learned in Istanbul to savor this important moment of the day. Breakfast is more than just a meal for the Turkish people. This is the time to come together with family and friends and enjoy a full table with bowls and trays filled with a variety of hot and cold breakfast dishes. One of my favorite breakfast dishes is menemen.

Menemen is an egg dish made with vegetables which should not be missed out on a Turkish breakfast. Read the recipe below:


  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 red pepper
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
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Preparation of menemen:

  • Put the butter and sunflower oil in the pan and let them heat up.
  • Cut the onion, garlic and pepper into small pieces. Add them to the pan and stir for 5 minutes until they soften.
  • Cut the tomatoes into small pieces and add them to the pan. Stir for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the beaten eggs to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  • Stir the mixture in the pan for 5 minutes.
Your menemen is ready, enjoy!

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