Turkish Menemen with Sumac Pita

This Turkish streetfood favourite makes the perfect lazy weekend breakfast
Turkish Menemen with Sumac Pita Chips
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Turkish Menemen with Sumac Pita Chips
March 06, 2019
Level Easy
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Serves 4
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra


For the sumac pita chips

¼ cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves crushed
2 tsp sumac spinneysFOOD Salt, to taste
spinneysFOOD Black Pepper, to taste
4 pita breads, cut in wedges

For the menemen

2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 leek, thinly sliced
2 green peppers, sliced
1 chilli deseeded and sliced
1 x 400g tin spinneysFOOD Chopped Tomatoes
2 tsp spinneysFOOD Honey
4 eggs

For the coriander yoghurt

4 tbsp yoghurt
2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
A handful of spinneysFOOD Fresh Coriander, chopped


  • 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C, gas mark 6

  • 2

    Combine the oil, garlic, sumac and seasoning in a small bowl and brush on the pita wedges. Arrange the wedges on a lined baking tray and generously season with salt

  • 3

    Bake for 10-25 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool

  • 4

    To make the menemen, heat the olive oil in a large cast iron or heavy-based frying pan. Sauté the garlic, leeks, peppers and chilli together until slightly softened. Add the tomatoes and honey. Leave to cook until the liquid has reduced by half. Season well

  • 5

    Create 4 indents in the pepper mixture and crack an egg into each one. Place a lid on top and lower the temperature. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the yolk has just set but is still runny

  • 6

    In the meantime, combine all the coriander yoghurt ingredients together and season well

  • 7

    Serve the menemen with the sumac pita chips and coriander yoghurt


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