Egg Bakes & Quiche Dishes

Menemen (Turkish Menemen)


3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, sliced

1 green pepper, sliced

1/2 red chili pepper, sliced into rings (optional) 

1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes

2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste

1 tsp (5 mL) each dried oregano and hot or sweet paprika

1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt, divided 

1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) freshly ground pepper

6 eggs

1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped parsley

Whole wheat toast (optional)


Yogurt Sauce:

1/2 cup (125 mL) plain yogurt

1 small clove garlic, minced

Pinch each salt, freshly ground pepper and hot pepper flakes




Yogurt Sauce: Stir yogurt with garlic, salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Vegetable mixture: Heat oil in a 10 inch (25 cm) skillet set over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, green pepper and chili pepper rings. Cook, stirring until softened, 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, paprika, half the salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until thickened, 18 to 20 minutes. Preheat broiler to high, position the rack 6 inches from the heat source. Make 6 divots in the sauce mixture; crack an egg into each divot. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Cook until egg whites start to set, 3 to 5 minutes.

Broil until eggs are soft cooked or cooked until desired doneness is achieved, 1 to 2 minutes.

Sprinkle with parsley.  Serve with Yogurt Sauce and toast, if desired.

Makes 6 servings

Recipe courtesy of Egg Farmers of Canada


Nutrients per serving:

Calories per serving: 203

Carbohydrates 15 g

Fat 12 g

Protein 8.5 g

Sodium 245 mg

Fibre 0.5 g

Sugars 4 g