Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs (Menemen)

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 10 min 2
Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs (Menemen)
Health Rating


3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Oregano, dried
Kosher salt (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup chopped Tomato (fresh ripe peeled tomatoes or drained canned tomatoes)
4 medium egg Egg (lightly beaten)
1 tbsp Chives (for garnish, optional)
1 small White onion (chopped)
3/4 cup chopped Green bell pepper (Alternatives: shishito, padrón, or Chinese green long pepper)


In a medium non-stick or cast iron skillet, heat olive oil over low heat until barely warm.

Add paprika, oregano, onion, and peppers. Season with salt and a very generous amount of black pepper.

Cook, stirring frequently, until very soft, about 8 minutes. Add tomatoes and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until deepened in color. Remove half of mixture and reserve.

Return pan to heat and add eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until just barely set.

Immediately remove from heat and gently fold in reserved vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with chives, if using, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 354
Calories from fat 271
Calories from saturated fat 52
Total Fat 30 g
Saturated Fat 5.7 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 18.9 g
Cholesterol 339 mg
Sodium 122 mg
Potassium 378 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.3 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Sugars 4.5 g
Protein 12.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 1
Vegetables 1.6

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