Menemen has definitely become one of my favorite dishes in Turkey. This mixture of chili, eggs and tomatoes is the best way to add energy to your days.
In Turkey it is served as Kahvaltı (breakfast) and there are various lines of thought surrounding its preparation. There are those who include onion in its ingredients. Some others include garlic. Others include red pepper paste, very popular in the southeast of the country. The most daring add cayenne pepper.
My delectable obsession
To get a better idea and understand preferences, I have turned this Turkish dish into my personal obsession. For this, I have dedicated myself to looking for the perfect Menemen. That is why I decided to sacrifice myself 😊 and try each and every version.
I have spent the last three years visiting the best known places in the country to try their Menemen. I also have gotten into the kitchen, both for chefs and housewives, to delve into the tricks and secrets of each one. This allow me to self-catalog myself as a Menenem-Expert-Addicted. Thanks to this I have identified the recipe that I present to you below as my favorite, amongst all aspect.
I like a Menemen very spicy, but you can skip or reduce the chilies if you prefer.
I really, really hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do.