Keto Turkish Menemen - Scrambled Eggs In Tomato Sauce#EatTheWorld

Menemen is basically scrambled eggs with tomatoes or what I would say is scrambled eggs in tomato sauce. This easy menemen recipe of soft, scrambled eggs with tomatoes and peppers , I have also added a tablespoon of Feta cheese for an extra flavor! This simple one-pan dish comes together in 20 minutes or less and makes the perfect breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy this dish with your favorite bread!
This dish gets its name from the Turkish market town of Menemen, a small town located just off the main highway of north Izmir. Shakshuka and Menemen are more or less considered to be close cousins. These two egg dishes are quite similar since they share some key ingredients (eggs, tomatoes, peppers), but the seasoning and preparations differ.

Serves 3

2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Green Peppers - finely chopped
4 Medium Tomatoes - grated
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
4 Eggs
½ Teaspoon Black pepper powder
1 Tablespoon Crumbled Feta Cheese - optional
Coriander Leaves or Parsley - to garnish

Heat olive oil in a pan.  Cook chopped peppers in it for 2-3 minutes.  Add in tomatoes.  Season with salt and paprika and cook over medium low heat until tomatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. add the feta cheese and give it a light mix. This gives more flavor to the dish (it's optional) Now reduce the heat a bit.
Using a spoon, make rooms for each egg and break eggs into those hollows. Let it simmer uncovered till eggs whites are just set.     
Then with a spoon just break the egg yolks lightly and lightly fold the tomato mixture into the eggs. until the eggs are slightly cooked for 5 -8 minutes.  
Do not over cook the eggs should be soft. Switch off the flame and as it is cooling the egg will continue to cook.
Sprinkle black pepper and red pepper flakes over it. Garnish with herbs like parsley or chopped green onions and serve.
Serve it with your favorite bread

Serving Size: 1 portion
Calories: 158
Sugar: 3.7 g
Sodium: 369 mg
Fat: 12.1 g
Carbohydrates: 6.1 g
Protein: 7.6 g
Cholesterol: 186 mg
Middle Eastern, Turkey, Turkish, Egg, Omelette, Main course, Keto, Eat The World
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  1. That looks like delicious warm comfort food - I love eggs any way.

  2. I love shakshuka so I know that I will love this dish as well. Thanks Sneha.

  3. This is comforting meal! Tomatoes add tons of flavor. Great share for the theme.