Turks vote to decide whether menemen should be made with or without onions

Thousands of Turks vote on Twitter to decide whether menemen should be made with or without onions.

Vedat Milor, one of Turkey’s most famous food critics and TV personalities tried to end the biggest discussion in the country’s gastronomic sector once and for all by posting a poll on Twitter that attracted over 330,000 people in less than 20 hours.

The traditional Turkish dish menemen, which includes eggs, tomato, green peppers, and spices such as ground black and red pepper, should be made with or without onions.

But the answer didn’t seem that simple as people were split 50/50 on the issue until the very last seconds.

However, as the poll’s time ran out, there was a decisive winner. With 51% of 437,657 votes, menemen with onions came out on top.

The addition of onions is often debated and it is more common when menemen is not eaten at breakfast but as a main dish. Some Turkish cooks insist that a proper menemen cannot be made without onions.

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