Menemen - Turkish One-Pan Eggs & Peppers

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"This dish is genuine Turkish street food and a great family dish to be served for brunch, lunch or dinner."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (536.8 g)
  • Calories 357.9
  • Total Fat - 13.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 221.1 mg
  • Sodium - 181.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 17.1 g
  • Protein - 35.2 g
  • Calcium - 345.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 67.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Stir in the onions, pepper and chillies. Cook until they begin to soften.

Step 2

Add the tomatoes and sugar, mixing well. Cook until the liquid has reduced, season.

Step 3

Using a wooden spoon, create 4 pockets in the tomato mixture and crack the eggs into them. Cover the pan and cook the eggs over a low heat until just set.

Step 4

Beat the yogurt with the garlic and season. Sprinkle the Menemen with parsley and serve from the frying pan with a dollop of the garlic-flavored yogurt.


No special items needed.

6 Reviews


Soooo good! This is going to be a favorite weekend breakfast from now on. We loved the veggie combo and the touch of heat. The eggs were cooked perfectly. This is a company-worthy breakfast but easy enough to do whenever I get the craving. Thanks!


review by:
(4 Jun 2023)


These were very good! Because I'm trying to eat more protein, I made these with 4 eggs for 2 of us. I used fewer peppers and onions than stated, but only had the standard size can of tomatoes and they were a bit much. I will try these again and use a can of Rotel (lol, BK) because it's smaller! Also I will try regular yogurt rather than Greek - it was too dense.


review by:
(7 Feb 2018)


This recipe goes right into my new "Private Favorites". It is delicious. The Yogurt/Garlic topper is the secret ingredient that makes this recipe special. I cut the recipe back to one serving & used fresh tomatoes (last of the season from the garden). Didn't have a red Chile pepper so used a jalapeño. This will be made over & over again. 30 Jun19 . Mde & enjoyed again!!!! n18 Aug 19 I repeat what I said last time. I Just LOVE this recipe


review by:
(15 Oct 2017)


This was really good and a nice way to spruce up breakfast eggs. The sauteed onions and peppers flavored the eggs nicely. Thanks for sharing your recipe, ForeverMama. Made for Culinary Quest 2017 (Turkey).


review by:
(7 Aug 2017)


Wonderful dish, packed with flavor. The garlic yogurt was a very nice touch. Thanks for sharing! CQ4


review by:
(6 Aug 2017)


Delicious, 5 stars all the way. I enjoyed this egg dish so much. I loved the sweetness from the tomatoes and the peppers and the sharp garlic yogurt together... So very good. The runny egg brings it to another level. Thanks so much for sharing a recipe, I will eat again. Made for CQ4


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(26 Jul 2017)

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