Menemen – Made in Adana
This Wednesday’s Made in Adana recipe is from page 96 of The I Need Help in Turkey Cook Book. Menemen is classic Turkish recipe that is one of my favorites for a simple and healthy breakfast. I haven’t made it in quite some time, but this morning’s breakfast was so good, I might just make this again tomorrow morning.
Just a reminder that Made in Adana is a series of weekly blog posts featuring recipes from The I Need Help in Turkey Cook Book. This book has helped us to live a an un-deprived life while shopping from the Turkish markets. I hope that these recipes encourage you to that end.
Here’s the recipe — adapted to the foods in our fridge.
Step 1: Chop up one leek, one medium onion and one red or green pepper. Fry them in 2 T butter until tender.
Step 2: While the veggies are cooking, dice a medium tomato and beat 5 eggs with a bit of salt.
Step 3: When the tomatoes have been in the pan for a minute or two, pour the eggs over the entire mixture and reduce the heat. Simmer over low heat until the eggs are almost firm. Add ½ cup shredded kaşar cheese. Let the cheese melt and the eggs cook completely. Serve immediately.
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