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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 108.7
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.7 mg
  • Sodium: 318.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g

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Melamen - Mediterranean Breakfast Stir Fry

Submitted by: SUZANNEY73

Introduction

Traditional mediterranean stir fry breakfast. Great for a weekend morning alternative to "sausage & eggs". It's not really an omelette because the eggs are optional & even if you do put them on, they are just "drizzled" over the top, not stirred in.

Serve it with chopped cucumbers, feta cheese & black olives. Dip into it with whole wheat pita bread.
Serve with tea (traditional mediterranean tea is similar to Orange Pekoe, served black, with sugar or sweetener, but no milk).

As a side, you can also take whole hot banana peppers or the long green chili peppers & roast them directly on the burner (med heat, no pan necessary - just watch them carefully). They will turn a bit black on the outside. Flip them over to cook evenly.

Variations on the melamen:
-Use with Hot Banana Peppers for a yummy "hot" variety
-Add mushrooms if you like them (I don't which is why I don't add them).
-Eliminate the egg, it is not a necessary ingredient (This makes it vegan friendly.)
-If you like eggs, then add 2 egg-whites instead of 1 whole egg for lower cholesterol version.
-This is SO YUMMY with butter (add 1-2 tbsp at the same time as the tomatoes), if you can afford the fat & cholesterol.
Traditional mediterranean stir fry breakfast. Great for a weekend morning alternative to "sausage & eggs". It's not really an omelette because the eggs are optional & even if you do put them on, they are just "drizzled" over the top, not stirred in.

Serve it with chopped cucumbers, feta cheese & black olives. Dip into it with whole wheat pita bread.
Serve with tea (traditional mediterranean tea is similar to Orange Pekoe, served black, with sugar or sweetener, but no milk).

As a side, you can also take whole hot banana peppers or the long green chili peppers & roast them directly on the burner (med heat, no pan necessary - just watch them carefully). They will turn a bit black on the outside. Flip them over to cook evenly.

Variations on the melamen:
-Use with Hot Banana Peppers for a yummy "hot" variety
-Add mushrooms if you like them (I don't which is why I don't add them).
-Eliminate the egg, it is not a necessary ingredient (This makes it vegan friendly.)
-If you like eggs, then add 2 egg-whites instead of 1 whole egg for lower cholesterol version.
-This is SO YUMMY with butter (add 1-2 tbsp at the same time as the tomatoes), if you can afford the fat & cholesterol.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2 Green peppers chopped. (1 & 1/2 c)
    2 small onions chopped (1 & 1/2 c)
    4 med tomatoes chopped (3 c)
    1 egg
    1/2 tsp salt (or adjust to your taste).

Directions

Chop & fry the green pepper with the olive oil on high heat for 2 minutes, covered. Lower heat to medium & cook for another 3 minutes.
While that is frying, chop the onion. Stir the onions into the pan & cover again.
Chop the tomatoes. When the onion is starting to get soft, add the tomatoes to the pan. Stir in salt (adjust to your own taste) & cover.
Simmer, covered for 15 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft and the melamen is nice and juicy.
Beat the egg & drizzle gently over the top of the melamen. Do NOT stir it in. Allow it to cook on the top, it should only take 1 minute.
Makes 4 servings. Please read the intro text for recommended accompaniments....

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUZANNEY73.






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