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Menemen - Spicy Turkish eggs

Menemen Spicy Turkish Scrambled Eggs

Richard Bewley
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Brunch
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 2


  • medium red onion finely diced
  • sweet red pepper destalked, deseeded and diced
  • green pepper destalked , deseeded and diced
  • 1 red chilli pepper finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 medium vine ripened tomatoes destalked and diced
  • 3 large free range eggs
  • 2 large spring onions. trimmed and sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 - 2 heaped teaspoons Turkish Pul Biber Chilli flakes depending on heat
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea Salt flakes
  • Fresh Parsley


  • In a deep frying pan, heat up the olive oil to a medium heat.
  • Add the red onion, and sauté until tender.
  • Add the diced pepper, and red chilli and sauté for 2 - 3 minutes until they start to soften. Then, tip in the crushed garlic ad Pul Biber chilli flakes and cook for a further minute or two.
  • Next, add the chopped diced tomatoes and sir through thoroughly. Continue to sauté for a further 3-4 minutes or until they have started to soften and merge into the dish.
  • Add the chopped spring onion, and cook for a further minute or two.
  • Crack in the eggs, and mix thoroughly. season with sea salt flakes and freshly milled black pepper.
  • Continue to scramble the ingredients until the eggs start to firm up.
  • Transfer to a bowl and garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve with bread.
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