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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! 


Turkish baked eggs.
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
Amount Per Serving
Calories 815
Calories from Fat 433
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 28g
Cholesterol 744mg
Sodium 483mg
Total Carbohydrates 65g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Sugars 39g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  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
  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.
  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
Adapted from BBC Good Food
Rhyme & Ribbons
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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  • Oooh, this dish is going straight on our meal rota!

  • Oh wow, this looks delicious! I might give this one a way tonight 🙂

  • Sounds really similar to my chachouka dish, except I add chorizo! 😀 it’s one of my absolute faves. So easy and yummy to make! xx

  • I went to a restaurant and they added meatballs/small pieces of cheese too! Oh my, it was to DIE for. This sounds good too! I might have to make this on a lazy morning 🙂

  • I’ve never heard of Turkish Baked Eggs but wow I need to give them a go. I love having good cooked breakfast on the weekends, it is like a extra weekend treat. So am going to put this on the list of things to try, thanks for the recipe! xx

  • Oh sounds like a great recipe!! 🙂

  • Exactly! There’s no fuss, one dish to clean and just deliciousness! x

  • I LOVE this meal! I had it first in Turkey and have made it since at home using that recipe. Just far too good!!

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  • Mmm this looks delicious, did you know there’s a nice little cafe near the designer outlets in the East End which also serves this up, I think it’s called Tea for Two

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  • Mmmm this sounds delicious, and so easy! We have all those ingredients in the fridge too 🙂 I just showed Ty this recipe (because I knew he’d love it!) and he said “when can we make it?” hehe too cute! xx

    • It’s so delicious! You guys won’t regret it! I even shave bit of cheese onto of mine sometimes if I really think I’m in need of a brunch treat 🙂 x

  • When I was in Turkey a few years ago we had this most days for breakfast when we were moored up, it’s so good!! I tried making it at home since but it just wasn’t the same – the lack of crystal blue water, endless sunshine and quirky Turkish restaurant owners definitely made it… Alice xx

    • Haha I feel totally the same way about lahmacun – we had it in Turkey for the first time and I’ve had it since and it’s still delicious, but it’s just not quite the same without the ocean views and the warm breezes. 😉 xx

  • Irene Kleimann

    My next breakfast!!! Just love the combo of eggs and veggies.

  • Ala

    Omg! I love Menemen! I’ve been meaning to do a post on it since I got back from Turkey last year! Definite inspo, yours looks amazing! x

    • Thanks lovely! It’s one of those dishes for me that is almost always an answer to the question “what do you feel like tonight?” xx

  • This must smell SO GOOD frying up first thing in the morning! it would definitely get Jon out of bed 😛

    • This is seriously one of my favourite “any time” meals (even though it’s traditionally for breakfast). I made it for Lindsay once, so maybe she can return the favour for you in DC 🙂 xx