Baba's Turkish Menemen Recipe

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Submitted by auriam

Makes 15 servings



Kind of like a western omelet, with lots of olive-oil-seared vegetables. Parmesan optional. Delicious and Turkish! Named after the city of Menemen, Turkey (according to my Baba). (c)2006 Savas Yavuzkurt

Recipe Ingredients for Baba's Turkish Menemen

10 oz onion
14 oz green or red peppers
20 g cloves garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
520 g eggs
10 oz tomato
10 g parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika

Recipe Directions for Baba's Turkish Menemen

  1. Chop one large onion of about 10 ounces (4" diameter) into ~1/2" pieces. Chop green (or red, or any other color) bell peppers into same sized pieces. Mince garlic into very small bits (3mm).

  2. While this is happening, have a large pan on the burner on 'high' (100%) with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil coating the bottom. As soon as you start to see oil vapor rising from the pan, throw in the onions, peppers, and garlic and stir. Reduce heat to 50%, keeping the veggies stirred so they brown evenly.

  3. Leave the veggies on the stove, still cooking, and dice a large tomato (around 10 oz, 4" dia.), or whatever your equivalent is in small cherry or plum tomatoes, into around 1/2" (1 cm) cubes.

  4. Check the pan - when the onions are starting to brown around the edges, and the pepper chunks are softened, throw the diced tomato in too and stir. Let it cook for a minute or two, then break one large (60g) egg into the mixture and stir it evenly throughout. Flatten mixture of egg and veggies evenly over bottom of pan.

  5. Break remaining eggs (7 usually makes a nice even covering) over the mixture in evenly spaced areas, making sure not to break the yolk. You want it to look like sunny-side up eggs on top of a vegetable mixture. I usually put one in the middle and six around the edges.

  6. If you like, you can make little 'canals' in the veggie mixture around the edges of each egg's territory, to let the egg white sink to the hot surface of the pan and mark the edges of the servings.

  7. Optional: sprinkle around 10g (2 tbsp) shredded or grated parmesan cheese over the surface for a rich cheesy overtone, or leave the cheese off for a 'cleaner' omelet-flavor.

  8. Cover and simmer on 20% heat, checking once a minute or so, for around five minutes, or until the egg whites have solidified. Turn off heat and serve, cutting portions as needed - a usual serving is one egg, or 1/7 of a 12" menemen.

Categories

Eggs, Vegetables, Breakfast, Brunch, First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, Middle Eastern, Saute, Sear, Stir Fry, Kosher, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 103.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
92
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
147mg
49%
Sodium
226mg
9%
Potassium
206mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
5.4g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
5.4g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 9% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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