Today’s recipe is brought to you from the rich flavours of Turkey, by Cate from Cate In The Kitchen. Breakfast is an important part of the day to Turkish family traditions, which you can share too at home with this recipe.
Menemem is a dish usually cooked in one pan and served with eggs that are lightly cooked, with tomatoes, peppers and packed full of spices to give the signature Turkish flavours that are enjoyed across the globe. This is a quick dish to make built for sharing, with bread as the accompaniment of choice.
- 4 eggs
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
- Small handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 shake chilli flakes
In a large non stick frying pan, heat a very generous glug of olive oil. Fry the onions, peppers, chilli and herbs and spices for about 10 minutes on a medium heat without stirring, until very soft and beginning to caramelise on the bottom. Add the tomatoes and stir, cook for another few minutes.
Crack the eggs into the pan and stir quickly, continuing this until the eggs are just set. Serve with bread to scoop with and other traditional Turkish breakfast components – try crunchy cucumber and peppers and feta drizzled with honey.
Cate is a 21 year old food blogger, born and bred in Brighton. If she’s not in the kitchen, you’ll find her down the pub or walking her border terrier Molly. Her blog, Cate in the Kitchen, has been shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards for two years in a row, and is up for the Great British Food Awards 2016.