Turkish Menemen with Feta

Turkish Menemen | Karoliina Kazi

This Turkish Menemen recipe is inspired by my gorgeous friend Anna, who is currently living it up in Columbia. Before her big adventure, she lived near Haringey which is a quite a Turkish neighbourhood here in London. She is always talking about the Turkish Menemen so I decided to whip up my version of it. And oh man, it is so good and full of flavours! It will also make a perfect treat to knock out any hangover.

Turkish Menemen | Karoliina Kazi


6 fresh and ripe wine tomatoes – chopped

2 sweet pointed peppers – chopped

1/2 onion – sliced thinly

1 garlic clove – chopped small

Sprinkle of sea salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, sumac and dried chilli flakes

3-4 organic eggs

a handful of organic feta cheese – crumbled

a handful of flat leaf parsley – roughly chopped

olive oil

You can make endless variations on this recipe, just use the bits & pieces you have in the fridge. For example, I’m sure chorizo sausage would suit this recipe deliciously.

Turkish Menemen | Karoliina Kazi

Start by chopping your onion, garlic, tomatoes and peppers.

Turkish Menemen | Karoliina Kazi

If you can, choose a heavy-based skillet/frying pan that you can serve your eggs in at the table. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my proper pan with me so a regular one had to do. Choose the size according to how many people you are cooking for.

Heat the pan over a medium heat and add your olive oil. When it’s nice and hot add the onions and the crushed garlic.

Turkish Menemen | Karoliina Kazi

Once the onions and garlic turn golden, add the peppers and wine tomatoes and sauté.

Turkish Menemen | Karoliina Kazi

Sprinkle with a generous pinch of flaked sea salt, black pepper, sumac, smoked paprika and crushed chilli flakes.

Turkish Menemen | Karoliina Kazi

Now you want this to cook away and reduce down for a good 15mins on a medium-low heat. Stir it now & then.

Once the Turkish Menemen has reduced, give it a good mix and make three or four hollows in the mixture, then gently crack the eggs into them. Leave to simmer away in medium heat until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

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When the eggs look almost done, crumble over your feta cheese.

Turkish Menemen | Karoliina Kazi

Remove from the heat, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sumac and plenty of chopped parsley. Serve in the pan, with crusty bread on the side. You can also add garlicky yoghurt sauce as a sidekick for your Turkish Menemen.

Turkish Menemen | Karoliina Kazi


  1. 23rd May 2016 / 2:08 pm

    And recipes, too! This is as close to perfect as you can get. 🙂

      23rd May 2016 / 2:53 pm

      🙂 I love cooking, simple stuff that is.

  2. 3rd October 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Looks so delicious and easy recipe to make. Maybe I have to try this.

    • 5th October 2016 / 11:38 am

      I love a good sharing dish for breakfast 🍳It’s easy, I promise – you can use any ingredients that you find in your fridge.

  3. 3rd October 2016 / 5:13 pm

    I am a huge fan of turkish cuisine.. well, I thought I was as I’ve never heard of Turkish menmen before.

    It looks and sounds absolutely delicious, think this would be fab for breakfast or brunch. I actually have all the ingredients, might whip this up tonight! (yes, I am one of those that eats breakfast foods at night, ha!)


    • 5th October 2016 / 11:38 am

      Perfect – let me know how you get on 🙂

  4. 3rd October 2016 / 6:10 pm

    great post.keep up the good work

  5. Laveena Sengar
    3rd October 2016 / 7:47 pm

    That looks really delicious. I adore people who can cook so well.

  6. Bethanny Sudibyo
    3rd October 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Yum! Everything looks super delicious. Look at the color of the tomatoes, love love love! I never tried this dish before, hope to have the opportunity in the future.

    • 5th October 2016 / 11:41 am

      Having fresh and delicious ingredients pretty much makes this dish so good. Thank you Bethanny xx

  7. 3rd October 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Wow never had anything like this, great bright pictures. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • 5th October 2016 / 11:43 am

      I hadn’t either but they serve it in most proper Turkish restaurants. Easy to make and you can make it your own by using any toppings.

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