Tag Archive | Turkish

Menemen – Turkish Egg Scramble

When in Turkey, or raised in a Turkish household, this is a staple breakfast food. It was one of my favourites growing up, and I finally decided to make it myself 🙂 The combination of lightly scrambled eggs in a yummy tomato, pepper, onion and garlic sauce is pure Heaven. Dunking toast into it, is the best part too…omnomnom. I made mine the way my Mom makes it, but the recipe below, is a great guide – if you want to give it a try!!

Menemen – Turkish Style Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Chilies

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Turkish White Bean Stew

A couple weeks ago, I was craving some comfort food. I wanted to make the stew my Mom made me, when I was young, and still makes to this day as well. It’s a simple stew made up of white kidney beans, meat, red bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. My Mom always uses small chunks of stewing beef in her recipe. I didn’t have any, but I did have lean ground beef on hand, so I browned it before putting it in the Crock Pot. I then added the dry white kidney beans, red bell peppers, onions, red pepper flakes and diced tomatoes. Added chicken broth (until just covered), salt and pepper before cooking it on low for 8 hours. It turned out perfect!! I served it over rice, the way I’m used to eating it. Will definitely make it again soon, now that I know how to cook it myself. My Mom was impressed 🙂 Below is a recipe that I used as a reference, and if you’re interested, you can too.

Turkish White Bean Stew

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂

Turkish Sucuklu Tost (Turkish Grilled Sausage and Cheese Sandwich)

When I got up this morning, I was craving Turkish tost for breakfast. Traditionally it’s made with ‘Kasar’ cheese, which is perfect for melting, and gets all ooey gooey when toasted. Unfortunately, we can’t get Kasar cheese here, so the closest thing to it in North America – is Mozzarella. I had a, shredded cheese mixture of cheddar and mozzarella, so I used that this morning. I also added ‘Sucuk’, which is Turkish Sausage. This is another variation in the sandwich, and our very favourite. I sprinkled a little of the cheese on the bread (I used light rye), placed a few slices of sausage, and then another sprinkling of cheese on top. I then placed it on our griddler, set to high, and toasted it for 8-10mins. And voila, you have yourself a Turkish grilled cheese!! One of Turkey’s most popular, and beloved comfort foods…

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂