Menemen is a meal that is easy and prepared to save the day for some, and an enormous delicacy that can be eaten every meal for others. In addition to its varieties with kasseri cheese and sujuk, it has recently come to prominence with the "with onion or without onion?" debates. It is in fact a special dish in terms of the care required in its cooking and choice of ingredients even though this traditional flavor is thought to be a bachelor or student dish, assuming that it is easy to make.
There are especially critical points to be considered when cooking menemen. Vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, etc. should be carefully selected. Menemen is a dish rich in vitamins that can be consumed every meal of the day easily due to the high nutritional ingredients such as eggs although menemen is thought to be a breakfast dish.
Particular attention should be paid to tomato selection when choosing menemen ingredients. In addition, the critical point is that tomatoes are cooked until they absorb the juice and lose their acidity. There are also menemen varieties that appeal to quite different palate flavors such as sujuk, kasseri cheese, and onion. In addition to all these, you can make excellent menemen easily and without spending too much time with Jr. SousChef’s menemen mixture made of all-natural tomatoes instead of dealing with each ingredient in menemen individually.
The Jr. SousChef family produces each product through organic methods. Tomatoes and peppers in the menemen mixture are also carefully grown with organic methods. Organic tomatoes and green peppers are cooked until they have the right consistency with sea salt while preparing Jr. SousChef's menemen mixture. The menemen mixture with a unique flavor contains no preservatives or additives.
How to Use Menemen Mixture?
All you need to achieve a perfect menemen flavor is to heat the menemen mixture in the pan and add eggs to it. You can also add other ingredients to your menemen as you like. For example, you can cook menemen with sujuk, kasseri cheese, or onion up to your taste.
The ingredients to cook a menemen for 4 people on average are as follows.
- 1 tea glass of oil
- 5 tomatoes
- 2 onions (optional)
- 4 green peppers
- 4 hot green peppers (if you want it to be spicy)
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- Optional kasseri cheese or sujuk
If it is difficult to deal with peppers and tomatoes or if you want to make menemen faster and more practically, you can use menemen mixture. There may be confusion about the practice when other ingredients are present although how to cook standard menemen is generally known. It is very important to know the order of the ingredients to be added for this.
Sujuk Menemen with Menemen Mixture
Menemen varies depending on personal preferences. One of these varieties is sujuk menemen. Cooking menemen with menemen mixture is very practical. Minor touches are required for cooking sujuk menemen. Optionally, you can also add onions to your sujuk menemen if you wish.
First, add some oil to the pan and after warming the pan slightly, add the chopped onions into the pan. Roast the onions until slightly pink. After roasting the onions, add the sujuk into the pan that you have sliced in a half-moon shape. After lightly roasting the sujuk in the pan, you can pour the menemen mixture into the pan. In addition, you should scramble eggs in a container before you use them. You can pour the eggs you scrambled on the ingredients after roasting the sujuk and onions with menemen mixture for a certain period of time. You can enjoy your sujuk menemen after the eggs are cooked. You can also add spices such as red pepper and isot pepper to your menemen.
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