Menemen recipe

As this was my first day off in ages my lovely fella Mus decided to make us a super yummy breakfast.

His family are Turkish and he has learned some great recipes from his mum. Today we are having Menemen. This is essentially tomatoes and eggs with a bit of veg in there too and I am really ready for this! 

Menemen can be a spicy dish, but we are going for a non spiced version today.


  • Red pepper x 1
  • Onion x 1
  • Cherry tomatoes x 10
  • Tin chopped Tomatoes x 1 can
  • Egg x 4
  • Olive oil spray x 5 squirts
  • Water x splash
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Deep frying pan or wide shallow saucepan 


Chop up the onion and pepper into slim flakes then quater the cherry tomatoes and add these veg to the pan.

Add the olive oil sparay, a little salt and a splash of water to allow the veg to soften rather than crispy fry.

Next add the chopped tomatoes and put the lid on the pan.

When the mixture has cooked a little make 4 dimple holes in the sauce, and crack an egg into each one. 

Put the lid back on and cook till the eggs are done.

Season and serve.

We had some leek Börek (made by my fella’s mum thank you so much) and flat breads with this tasty dish.  YUMYUMYUM.

Thanks Mus!


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