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Menemen - Turkish vegetable and eggs

Menemen - Turkish vegetable and eggs

This simple fast recipe should be spicy. If you don't like uncooked eggs, boil them in the vegetable stew. This dish is easy to make for a large gathering. Just put the stew in small bowls, break the egg on top and put in the oven for a few minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Hungarian sweet chilli or ½ green pepper
  • 2 Tbsp clarified butter or a mix of olive oil and butter
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Aleppo pepper or 2 Tbsp Turkish hot pepper paste
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper, ground
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz Turkish cheese (beyaz peynir) or Greek feta cheese
  • Aleppo pepper to taste

Garlic yogurt

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp dried mint
  • ¼ tsp salt

Method

  1. 1

    Melt the clarified butter and stir fry onion and chilli in a small casserole until they begin to color.

  2. 2

    Add tomatoes, Aleppo pepper, salt and pepper.

  3. 3

    Cook until the sauce thickens. Make two small hollows in the sauce and break an egg into each.

  4. 4

    Cover and cook over low heat until eggs are poached (4 minutes).

  5. 5

    Garnish with cheese, Haydari and a few flakes of Aleppo pepper. Serve with bread.

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