Breakfast can get boring. Same old eggs, sausage and bacon. But not if you jazz it up a bit with some of the simplest ingredients that most of us already have available.
Menemen is basically Turkish version of shakshuka. Or kind of scrambled eggs, but so much more. I am using Sujuk, a Turkish sausage and pastrima, which is cured beef. You can always substitute these two ingredients with any sausage of your choice and prosciutto. You can also make It without the sausage and prosciutto but of course it tastes better with them.
I do not usually have to add any salt to my Menemen because there’s enough salt in the sausage, pastrima, and cheese but please adjust the salt to your liking.
You can enjoy this delicious breakfast recipe with any bread of your choice or you can click on the link below for an easy keto bread recipe.
Keto Turkish Menemen
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1-2 green & red pepper thinly sliced. Substitute (bell pepper for mild)
- 2 medium grated tomatoes
- 2 large eggs
- 2 oz Sucuk or sausage
- 2 slices Turkish pastrima or prosciutto
- 4 oz Gouda cheese divided
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes optional
- salt to taste
- Melt the butter in a pan on low heat. Add the thinly sliced green pepper and cook for a few minutes until they’re lightly browned.
- Add the peeled and grated tomatoes, and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender.
- Cut the sausage and pastrima (prosciutto) into small pieces and add to the pan & cook for a minute.
- Add one ounce of the cheese and let it melt.
- Taste and add salt if necessary.
- Crack the eggs into the pan and mix.
- Top with the rest of the of cheese and pepper flakes. Cover and cook on low heat until the cheese gets bubbly and melted.
- Serve with your favorite Keto bread. You can also use this easy keto bread recipe to bake your own crusty bread that goes really well with this dish.
3 thoughts on “Keto Turkish Menemen”
THIS WAS SOOOO GOOD! So glad I came across this recipe – going to be making this weekly now!
Omg! I’m such a Kurulus Osman and Dirilis Ertugrul fan from the US and I have been trying to find Keto Turkish recipes. There are a few but most are entirely in Turkish (with not English or Spanish subtitles) that are made by people of Turkish descent. I can figure out most things if the video is thorough but I like written recipes as a backup. I have been trying to crack the keto bread code (I made a good recipe but the inside was too moist) and I was just telling my Abuelita that this weekend after my finals, I have to make keto bread to pair with a keto Turkish breakfast! I stumbled across your site looking at the bread recipe and saw the link for Menemen. Divine intervention! 😀 I may make some slight prep modifications as I have HS. I would have to remove the skins and seeds of the peppers, tomatoes, etc. but I can still have dairy so far. So, I will make this and report back with a rating. Thanks for sharing!
OMG! Thank you for sharing this as I can totally relate to your love. My entire family is addicted to Ertugrul and Osman but my 12 year old daughter is obsessed to the point where she’s rewatched Ertugrul 7 times lol. She doesn’t speak my native language but she’s learning Turkish so I think you and her can be bffs lol. I am so glad that you crossed paths with me. I will help you crack all the keto recipe codes lol. Let me know if you have any questions, anytime. I m not sure which bread you made but usually if you bake for a bit longer, you should be able to get rid of the moisture. And I cannot wait for you to try the Menemen. I’ve got other Turkish recipes as well. Not sure if you follow my Facebook but if you don’t, make sure that you do so you don’t miss any of my new recipes. Good luck!