Menemen | Turkish Scrambled Eggs

Menemen is a traditional dish that includes softly scrambled eggs with tomato and green peppers. The dish is believed to have originated in the Aegean village of Menemen which located to the north of Izmir.



Menemen is prepared by sautéing chopped green peppers and tomatoes in olive oil until soft. Lightly beaten eggs are added and cooked until softly scrambled. Finally, the scrambled eegs are seasoned to taste. The dish is traditionally prepared and served in a copper frying pan. Menemen is typically served with freshly baked sourdough bread.


Quick Guide


Menemen is available in every region of Turkey. Regional variations include the addition of onion, cheese or sausage. Traditionalists would say that the dish is best served in Turkey’s Aegean region where the preparation likely originated.


Menemen is available all year. It is best during the summer months when tomatoes and peppers are in season.



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