Turkish Style Omelets – Menemen

For the past, 7 weeks I have had the amazing opportunity to travel across not only Western Europe but the fascinating country of Turkey.  Along the way, I was able to sample cuisines from across the continent but the one that inspired me the most was Turkish food.

I don’t know if it was the flavor combinations, or the innovated dishes that converted me to a Turkish fanatic, but what I do know is that for the rest of my trip, all I could think about was the amazing dishes I was going to try to replicate once I got home.  This urge was so strong, that for my first official breakfast in Canada, I made myself one of my favourite dishes that I sampled abroad.

Menemen is a Turkish style “omelet” which incorporates more filling than actual egg.  The egg really just acts as medium to hold everything together and is usually enjoyed with warmed bread or pita. The dish can either be served for breakfast or as a lazy dinner option. Either way it’s delicious.

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Serves: 2

2 T olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

½ red pepper, diced

½ green pepper, diced

1 small hot pepper, diced

2 tomatoes, diced

3 eggs, beaten

  1. In a frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat
  2. Fry the onion and peppers until they are soft
  3. Add the tomatoes and fry for an additional 5 minutes
  4. Add the beaten eggs and fry until the eggs are scrambled and cooked
  5. Serve with toasted bread or pita
  6. Enjoy!

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