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World Breakfasts: Menemen

After last week’s sweet treat of Spanish churros, we thought we’d serve up something a little more hearty for this installment of World Breakfasts. And few countries do hearty breakfasts like Turkey.

There are loads of great things to enjoy when dining out for breakfast in a traditional Turkish eatery.  Lavish platters of cheese and veg, Gozleme and Kaymak are just some of the wonderful choices that we may revisit at some point. For this week’s recipe, however, we’ve opted for Menemen – Turkey’s take on scrambled eggs, with the game-changing addition of peppers, tomatoes and onions.  We love it and reckon you will too!

What you’ll need (Serves 4):

8 large eggs

6 bell peppers, chopped into small chunks

6 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped into small chunks

2 white onions, sliced

100ml (about 6 tbsp) olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Minced chives to garnish

What you’ll need to do:

1. Crack the eggs into a bowl, add salt and pepper and beat.

2. Put a pan over low-medium heat and lightly fry the chopped onions and peppers. You don’t want to brown them, so turn the heat of the pan down if need be.

3. After a couple of minutes, add the tomatoes. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Pour the eggs into the pan. Stir continuously until the mixture begins to firm up.

5. Add salt and pepper, garnish with chives and serve while still juicy with a side of fresh, crusty bread. 

After last week’s sweet treat of Spanish churros, we thought we’d serve up something a little more hearty for this installment of World Breakfasts. And few countries do hearty breakfasts like Turkey!