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Easter Eggs, Turkish Style

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While everyone is still searching for eggs, Turks are already breaking them into a frying pan. Just in time for Easter, we have compiled a list of the tastiest Turkish egg dishes for you.

Menemen

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Not the most appetizing to the eye, Menemen is one of the most beloved Turkish breakfasts, especially in bachelor pads. That’s why it’s called “Men-emen.”

Preparation:
Sauté onions, dice peppers and add to the pan. When the onions are translucent, add peeled tomatoes and let simmer. Then, add a few whisked eggs and let thicken. Season with salt and pepper.

If you still can’t figure it out, go to anne and baba and have them cook for you.

Yumurta Salatası

A classic on a Turkish breakfast table: egg salad. The Turks do it without mayo, though. It tastes best in between two halves of a German Schrippe (engl. bread bun – ed.).

Preparation:
Boil the eggs thoroughly, cut them into small pieces and mix with dill, chives and parsley. Season with chili, pepper powder, salt and pepper.

Scrambled Eggs with Sheep’s Cheese

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There is something very special hidden behind this exotic name: Scrambled eggs with sheep’s cheese, in fact. 🙂

Preparation:
Break up the sheep’s cheese by hand and throw into the pan with a little bit of butter. When the cheese is somewhat melted, add the eggs and scramble a little. For the experts: you can even spruce it up with a little dill.

Omaç

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Oma ist aç – Oma (engl. Grandma – ed.) is hungry. It’s the Turkish egg sandwich. But this time the bread is yufka dough and gets thrown into the pan, too. Yufka is a thin dough you can find at any Turkish market. Don’t even think about making it yourself. That’s a job best left to Oma.

Preparation:
Make scrambled eggs (Hadi, lan. You can at least do that much!) then rip the yufka into small pieces and add to the eggs.

Sucuklu Yumurta

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The perfect dish for the holidays. Why? Once you’ve eaten this egg dish, you probably shouldn’t leave the house for a while – beware of the garlic sausage aftermath!

Preparation:
Cut the sucuk into slices and sauté, then add eggs and scramble them into the mixture.
Season with a little bit of salt and pepper, and voila!
You can find sucuk at the Turkish corner market. It’s usually in the cooler next to all the other sucuks.

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