Turkish Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes (Menemen)

Turkish Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes (Menemen)
07 May 2024

Menemen, which was first prepared by Cretan Turks in Izmir, was named after the district where it was made. The main ingredients of this dish, which has survived from the Ottoman Empire to the present day, are tomatoes and eggs. This indispensable flavor, especially for breakfast tables, is very rich in iron and vitamins. It is known to be good for stomach and intestinal infections due to the acids it contains. It helps to minimize sleep, obesity, and memory problems that are frequently experienced today. If your ingredients are ready, we can start the homemade winter menemen recipe with some tricks.

How Many Calories is 1 Serving Menemen?

The small portion of menemen is approximately 105 calories, while the medium portion is 177 calories.
Those who want to keep their weight in balance can also add the menemen recipe to their diet lists.

Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Servings : 3 People
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Turkish Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes (Menemen)


  • 1 large tomato
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter 
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Red chili pepper
Turkish Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes (Menemen)


  1. Peel the tomatoes and cut them into dice-sized pieces.
  2. Remove the seeds from the peppers, wash them, and chop them finely. Heat the olive oil in a pan.
  3. First, add the peppers to the pan and roast them.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes. Season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  5. Close the lid of the pan and cook the vegetables well. When the tomatoes have absorbed the water, crack the eggs into the pan in such a manner that the yolks do not spoil.
  6. You can mix the eggs and tomatoes if you want. Finally, close the lid of the pan again and cook. Enjoy your meal.
Serving Suggestions

You can consume the menemen with cornbread or flatbread with potatoes.

Expert Tips
  • It is very important to use fresh vegetables when making menemen. Make sure that the tomatoes you use are mature and juicy.
  • Stir well with a spoon during cooking to blend the eggs with the tomatoes.
  • In addition to the recipe list, you can add different spices and sprinkle with parsley and dill.
  • Be careful not to use margarine when making menemen. You can cook with butter instead of olive oil.
  • For canned menemen for the winter, you can check out the canned tomato recipe.

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