Showing posts with label eggs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eggs. Show all posts

Monday, July 16, 2012

Recipe for Eggs

Recipe for Eggs - "Menemen"
Traditional Turkish Breakfast

Turkish one-pan Eggs & Capsicum - "Menemen"
Delicious, quick and a nourishing way to start the day or end it... although this traditional Turkish recipe is served at breakfast I don't see why it can't be eaten at any time... when we were kids Mum did a version with sausages that was baked with the eggs being added at the last few minutes of cooking. The traditional version is stove top and without meat as follows.



  • Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and soften a couple of thinly sliced onions a red capsicum and a red chilli.
  • when softened add a tin of crushed tomatoes and a couple of teaspoons of caster sugar and cook until the liquid has reduced... season with salt and pepper.
  • Using a wooden spoon make pockets in the mix and crack eggs into them cover and cook until the eggs are just set.
  • In the meantime beat 6 tablespoons of thick creamy yoghurt together with 2 cloves of crushed garlic.
  • When the eggs are cooked sprinkle the top of the dish with chopped fresh parsley.
  • Serve directly from the pan topped with a dollop of the garlic yoghurt and crunchy toast.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Pumpkin & Rice Tart (with/without Prosciutto outer layer)

Pumpkin & Rice Tart

Pumpkin & Rice Tart with Tomato salad
Pumpkin is in great supply at the moment and so I am utilising it in as many different ways as possible. This recipe has been made with left over cooked rice and butter nut pumpkin...  As a meat variation line the heavy based pan with over lapping slices of prosciutto trimming to fit if necessary, at the beginning before adding the mix and this will become a crunchy outer tart layer....

  • Firstly slice up 6 spring onions, a stork of coriander and a bunch of dill and place these in a large bowl.
  • Add to this 2 cups of cooked rice, 8 eggs, 150gms crumbled feta and salt and pepper. Whisk the mix with a fork to combine and place it into a greased heavy based ovenproof frying pan on your stove top over a moderate heat for 5 mins to start to set the base. 
  • While this is happening grate 1kg of pumpkin and toss with 1 tbs oil in a bowl.
  • Top the egg mixture with the grated pumpkin and another 50gms of crumbled feta.
  • Transfer the pan to a preheated 200 oven for 15 minutes. Then turn the oven over to the grill setting and cook the tart for a further 5 mins until the egg is set and pumpkin and feta are golden.
I have served our tea tonight with a simple tomato salad... Tomato, spring onion, dill, olive oil and lemon juice.