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  • Kemal Coskuncay

Turkish Menemen Recipe


  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 onions , sliced

  • 1 red or green pepper , halved deseeded and sliced

  • 1-2 red chillies , deseeded and sliced

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes

  • 1-2 tsp caster sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • small bunch parsley , roughly chopped

  • 6 tbsp thick, creamy yogurt

  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed


  • STEP 1 Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Stir in the onions, pepper and chillies. Cook until they begin to soften. Add the tomatoes and sugar, mixing well. Cook until the liquid has reduced, season.

  • STEP 2 Using a wooden spoon, create 4 pockets in the tomato mixture and crack the eggs into them. Cover the pan and cook the eggs over a low heat until just set.

  • STEP 3 Beat the yogurt with the garlic and season. Sprinkle the menemen with parsley and serve from the frying pan with a dollop of the garlic-flavoured yogurt.


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