Thursday, November 20, 2014

Easy Peasy: Menemen (Turkish Fried Eggs)

Ever since we discovered Mijn Mixed Kitchen in a FoodBlogSwap, we keep trying Turkish recipes from that blog on a regular base. Because I love to make a more luxury lunch about once a week, I choose to make menemen, Turkish fried eggs, a couple of weeks back. It was a simple and tasty dish and perfect for a cold autumn day. The original recipe uses green peppers, those are used a lot in the Turkish kitchen. But we just used some pul biber to add some spice to taste. Sadly my stomach doesn't take a lot of spice too well. But feel free to include a green pepper when you make this. I think some bell peppers would also be good. We also just use regular bread for serving, but a Turkish bread will probably be nicer.

Menemen - Turkish Fried Eggs (serves 2-3)
- 1 spring onion
- 2 gloves of garlic
- 4 eggs
- 5 tomatoes
- pul biber
- salt and pepper
- Turkish bread or other bread for serving

Chop the onion and garlic and bake this shortly in some heated oil on medium heat. Grate the tomatoes above the pan. You do this by cutting the tomatoes in half and grate them with the seeded side down. Grate until you only have the peel left. You can throw that away. Add some salt and pepper and stir everything through. Leave it to simmer until it thickens somewhat. Add the eggs and stir those through. Set the heat to low and stir the eggs regularly to prevent them from burning and getting too dry. Add a dash of pul biber to taste.

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