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Menamen Recipe

This traditional “omelet” is a favorite snack you can find anywhere in Turkey. It’s a very flexible recipe – don’t be afraid to play with the proportions of ingredients. Have fun!

Minutes to Prepare: 10
Minutes to Cook: 10
Number of Servings: 2


1 T olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped sweet bell peppers
2 whole tomatoes, chopped fine. Seeded and peeled if desired
Optional hot peppers and black olives
2 eggs
pinch of thyme
feta cheese to taste


Low and slow is the name of the game here. Keep the heat down and let the veggies get nice and soft and let the flavors blend.

Heat olive oil and cook onions until translucent. Add peppers and cook until soft. Add tomatoes, thyme, and any other veggies that strike your fancy and do likewise.

Add eggs and feta cheese and stir the whole mess together. Add black pepper and some fresh parsley as a garnish, if desired. Yum!
Serving Size: Makes two 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 2

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