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One Pan Turkish Menemen

This easy Turkish menemen is perfect for breakfast or brunch! It's made with 5 main ingredients and a few spices!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 peppers
  • 4-5 medium tomatoes pereferably if they are on the soft side
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 5tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste


  • Clean the peppers from the seeds, cut them on 1/2 inch 1cm cubes, and set them aside. Dice the onion!
  • Peel the tomatoes from the skins and dice them as well.
  • Add olive oil to a nonstick pan and preheat the pan over medium heat. Add the diced peppers and onion and fry them for 4-5 minutes or until they soften up slightly. Stir every 30-40seconds.
  • Add the diced tomatoes together with a teaspoon of salt. Leave the tomatoes to boil and soften over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • With a fork or potato masher, mash the tomatoes few times until they soften up and become saucier. (having few tomato pieces is still fine, they add more texture and flavor)
  • Simmer for another 10 minutes or until the menemen has thickened.
  • Add the whole eggs directly to the pan and stir until they get distributed on all sides.
  • Let them cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, take the pan out of the heat, crumble the feta cheese on top.


  • If possible do not substitute the fresh tomatoes with canned ones; canned tomatoes would make the process quicker but they are different in flavor;
  • Clean the tomatoes from the white parts in the middle to get a smoother consistency;
  • If you don't have soft tomatoes put regular tomatoes in warm water for few minutes so the skins can soften up and will peel easily;
  • Fry the peppers over medium heat for not more than 4-5 minutes; at first they might seem like undercooked but they will finish cooking together with the tomatoes;