Menemen - Turkish Eggs

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Recipe: #35770

September 24, 2020

Categories: Middle Eastern

"This typical Turkish egg dish is traditionally made and served from a cast iron pan. You can eschew tradition and use your favorite skillet! This was from the Chicago Tribune food section and lists calories for each of 6 servings as 91 calories."

Original is 3-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (755.3 g)
  • Calories 829.2
  • Total Fat - 55.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 1807.9 mg
  • Sodium - 919.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
  • Sugars - 9.1 g
  • Protein - 63.4 g
  • Calcium - 306.8 mg
  • Iron - 9.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 53 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Whisk eggs in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 2

In a large cast-iron skillet - or other skillet - heat oil until it shimmers, but not smoking.

Step 3

Add onion and peppers, lower heat and cook until they are softened.

Step 4

Add tomatoes and seasonings. Cook about 3 more minutes.

Step 5

Add whisked eggs and cook, stirring gently until just set.

Step 6

Serve immediately from skillet.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


A quick and tasty breakfast or supper. I didn't change anything except for using 1 can of drained fire roasted tomatoes instead of fresh. I think cheese would also be a great addition. I made this for Food, Friends, and Fun.


(16 Aug 2023)


This was quite good. I loved the nice kick from the use of red pepper flakes in this recipe, it really gave a nice warming feeling to the dish. I think next time I'll use half the amount of chopped peppers and tomatoes though, because the full 2 cups for both those ingredients was a bit too much. But everything else was just right, especially the red pepper flakes. Thanks, Linky!


review by:
(29 Oct 2021)


I love Turkish eggs and your lovely recipe does not disappoint Linky. It was quick and easy to make and it tasted great. I used grape tomatoes (what I had on hand) they worked beautifully in your dish. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will enjoy again. Made FYC tag game.


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(26 Oct 2020)

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