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Cooking || Menemen (Turkish Baked Eggs)

My mouth salivates every time I think about this meal. It’s one of my absolute favourites. It’s delicious, super cheap to make, and quite quick. In fact, the only reason that I haven’t blogged about it before now is because whenever I make it, I’m too excited to eat to make time for photos! 

menemen

Menemen
Turkish baked eggs.
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815 calories
65 g
744 g
49 g
35 g
8 g
1078 g
483 g
39 g
0 g
37 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1078g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 815
Calories from Fat 433
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g
75%
Saturated Fat 8g
42%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 28g
Cholesterol 744mg
248%
Sodium 483mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 65g
22%
Dietary Fiber 13g
53%
Sugars 39g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A
191%
Vitamin C
747%
Calcium
25%
Iron
40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil
  2. 2 onions, chopped
  3. 2 cloves of garlic
  4. 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  5. 2 red thai chillies, chopped
  6. 400 g of chopped tomatoes (canned is easiest)
  7. 2 teaspoons of sugar
  8. 4 eggs
  9. salt and pepper to taste
  10. chopped parsley to top, if desired
Instructions
  1. Heat your rapeseed oil in a large pan. Then cook the onions, garlic, peppers and chillies for several minutes. Until the onions go translucent.
  2. Next add the tomatoes and the sugar, stirring frequently. Cook until most of the liquid as reduced and evaporated.
  3. Create 4 holes amongst the tomato mixture to nestle the eggs into. Crack an egg into each hole. Cover your pan and lower the heat a touch. Cook until the eggs are just set.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, and top your dish with chopped parsley right before serving.
Notes
  1. This dish has a bit of a kick, so if you aren't great with spicy food, I'd only use 1 red chilli instead.
Adapted from BBC Good Food
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calories
815
fat
49g
protein
35g
carbs
65g
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Adapted from BBC Good Food
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sauteeing veg cracking the eggs
cooked menemen

Eggs cooked in rich tomato sauce are the best! And don’t just take my word on it! 

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