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Turkish Scrambled Eggs | Menemen

Updated: Mar 21, 2019

Origin - Turkey #Turkish #Breakfast #Simple


Menemen is a classic Turkish breakfast dish that consists of a splendid mixture of onions, peppers, tomatoes, and eggs. It is such a fantastic egg dish that you will want for all three meals. Full of flavor and nutrition, Menemen is easy to prepare that even the most novice of cooks can make this dish and not fail. That’s because you will usually have the ingredients most of the time. It is a simple one-pan dish that is quick and oh so yummy!


[ Fun Fact ]Breakfast is a way of socializing in Turkish culture. They love to organize breakfast occasions especially during the weekends!

[ History ]Menemen is said to have originated from the place the dish takes its name from, Menemen in Western Turkey. The dish has also travelled the world as people from Turkey immigrated to other countries and created different versions. A similar dish in North Africa called, shakshuka, may have had inspirations from Menemen.



[ How to Eat ]

Make sure you have slices of crusty bread for dipping with the Menemen to enjoy all the flavors together!