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Also known as Italian frying peppers, Cubanelle peppers are large and blocky. They are light green in appearance and they mature red. The thin walls of this pepper make it an excellent choice for frying. This pepper is not hot. Recipe from Binnurs Turkish Cookbook, April 2005. Update: due to reviews I have added to seed the tomatoes and squeeze slightly to remove excess juice.
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- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon cream (or half and half)
- 1 cubanelle pepper, stemmed and chopped into bite-size pieces (if you can't find cubanelle, try mild anaheim peppers)
- 4 -5 medium sized roma tomatoes, chopped into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- salt and pepper
- 1Place the olive oil and cubanelle peppers in a large pan. Cook for about 2 minutes over medium-high heat.
- 2Take the seeds out of the tomatoes and squeeze slightly to remove excess juice. Then chop and add the tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook for another 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 3Mix the eggs with the cream in a bowl, and pour into the pan. Then add the feta cheese. Keep stirring periodically until the eggs are done. Make sure you dont overcook, otherwise it will be dry.
- 4Serve with bread.
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Nutritional Facts for Turkish Scrambled Eggs (Menemen)
Serving Size: 1 (627 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 278.4
- Calories from Fat 175
- Total Fat 19.5 g
- Saturated Fat 7.9 g
- Cholesterol 397.0 mg
- Sodium 361.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 9.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
- Sugars 5.8 g
- Protein 16.9 g