As I’ve mentioned before, Will is half Turkish and so we’re always especially keen to try out any Turkish recipes we come across. This one was actually given to us by Will’s dad and features my new favourite spice; aleppo chilli flakes. I am as obsessed with breakfasts as the next person and on weekends it’s my favourite thing to have a big tasty breakfast often featuring bacon and eggs but sometimes mixed up with a shakshuka or something completely brand new like this menemen.
Menemen is basically just fancied up scrambled eggs. Fry up some onion, pepper and tomatoes. Add a bit of spice then scramble some eggs gently through the vegetables. We had this with some bread and Greek yoghurt on the side with a little extra aleppo chilli flakes sprinkled on top.
- 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Onion diced
- 1 Green Pepper chopped
- 4 Tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 tsp Aleppo Chilli Flakes
- 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
- 4 eggs
- Salt and Pepper
Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion and pepper for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes and wait until they have released their juices and everything is softened. Add the aleppo chilli flakes and oregano to the pan and mix in.
Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk together with a fork. Tip the eggs into the pan and use a wooden spoon to scramble them and mix them with the other ingredients.Once the eggs start to set remove from the heat and allow them to continue cooking in the pan for a few minutes. Serve them with bread or toast and some Greek yoghurt.