Picture this. It’s Sunday morning. You want to make something that will nourish you and your family – but are tired of the same old same old. Solution? Menemen – or Turkish Eggs. Sounds totes exotic right? You most likely have everything you need right in your pantry and fridge! It’s scrambled eggs with some Mediterranean flavors and spices – and really delicious. And when you present it to your family – they’ll be all like “yea – that’s right…Turkish Eggs for brekkie.” Mic drop.
A few sprays of non-stick cooking spray
½ red onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 tbs red pepper flakes
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tomatoes, core removed and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp Tajin
4 eggs, scrambled
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tbs crumbled feta
3 tbs of your favorite herb – chives, cilantro, parsley, or basil, roughly chopped.
In a large skillet – spray with cooking spray and start heating over medium high heat. Add onion, red pepper and red pepper flakes and cook until onions are softened – stirring often. About 4-5 minutes. Add garlic, cook for one minute, stirring. Add tomatoes with their juices and stir to combine.
At this point, add a dash of salt and pepper. Add cumin and Tajin. Cook for about 5 minutes to soften tomatoes. Pour eggs in and tip the pan so that the eggs cover all the vegetables and edges of pan. Then leave it alone! Turn heat down to medium-low, cover and cook about 4 minutes until eggs are set.
Serve hot in bowls – garnishing with crumbled feta and chopped herb of choice.
A great day for me is preparing great meals for friends and family. I enjoy experimenting with new ingredients and also updating classics that I've enjoyed for years. I love to travel and try lots of new cuisines - and wouldn't be anything without the love of my family!