Recipe Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs (Menemen)


Nosh 'n' Splosh
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15 Jul 2019
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4:04 AM
Ohio, US
Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs (Menemen)
Makes 4 servings

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more to serve
2 poblano chilies, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon Aleppo pepper or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and ground white pepper
1 plum tomato, cored and finely chopped
2 tablespoons drained capers
8 large eggs
⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

In a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering. Add the poblanos, scallions, garlic, Aleppo pepper and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and white pepper. Cover and cook, stirring, until the chilies are softened but not browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the tomatoes and capers; set aside. Wipe out the skillet.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and . teaspoon salt. Return the skillet to medium and heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil until shimmering. Pour the eggs into the center of the pan. Using a silicone spatula, continuously stir the eggs, pushing them toward the middle as they set at the edges and folding the cooked egg over on itself. Cook until just set, about 11/2 minutes. The curds should be shiny, wet and soft. Taste and season with salt and pepper, then divide among warmed serving plates.

Top each serving with a portion of the poblano mixture. Sprinkle with feta and dill, then drizzle with oil.

Recipe courtesy of The Complete Milk Street Cookbook

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