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Turkish one-pan eggs & peppers (Menemen) recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Turkish Lamb Pita Burgers Recipe. Enjoy Middle Eastern food and learn how to make Turkish Lamb Pita Burgers.  


Serves 4
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Vegetarian, Super healthy

This gutsy dish is genuine street food and a brilliant family dish for brunch, lunch or supper.


2 tbsp olive oil
2 onions , sliced
1 red or green pepper , halved deseeded and sliced
1-2 red chillies , deseeded and sliced
400g can chopped tomatoes
1-2 tsp caster sugar
4 eggs
small bunch parsley , roughly chopped
6 tbsp thick, creamy yogurt
2 garlic cloves , crushed


Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Stir in the onions, pepper and chillies. Cook until they begin to soften. Add the tomatoes and sugar, mixing well. Cook until the liquid has reduced, season.
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.
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-flavoured yogurt.

Nutrition per serving

222 kcalories, protein 12g, carbohydrate 12g, fat 15 g, saturated fat 4g, fibre 3g, sugar 9g, salt 0.39 g

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011.  

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  1. Love this recipe, and enjoy all the amazing recipes on this site. I would love to see your recommendations for authentic Lebanese and Turkish/Middle Eastern cookery books. Would you be able to do an article on them please.
    Thanks for such a great website,


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