Firstly sorry for long absence, the joys of final year at university, exams, dissertation…. Have all been rather time consuming. However, I am back and to kick it off a humble dish called menemen. I tried menemen for the first time in Turkey this summer, once I stopped laughing at the name I realised it’s magical qualities to be able to cure the mother of all hangovers! Menemen is a great twist on traditional scrambled eggs and makes a lovely brunch. Serves 2.
4 eggs, bell pepper (any colour), 50gm feta, parsley, onion, chilli flakes, oil handful of tomatoes (any type), tomato puree, sugar, salt, pepper
Start by gently frying an onion in a generous glug of oil in a large pan, add 1 tsp of sugar and one pepper chopped into small chunks. Saute for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft. Add 1 tbsp of tomato puree, a sprinkle of chilli and a handful of finely chopped tomatoes and stir well. Then mix together 4 eggs in a separate bowl, season and add to the frying pan. Then add 50gm of chopped feta and stir the mixture, exactly how you would cook scrambled eggs. Serve with flatbread or pita.