Thursday, August 9, 2007

Last Night's Dinner #8: (technically lunch) Grown-up After School Eggs

Grown-up After School Eggs
Difficulty: Easy

Back when I was in 6th grade, I used to go over my friend Michelle's house after school and she would make us both eggs. It was just scrambled eggs but we used to love it. A couple of years later ;-) my afternoon snack has been slightly upgraded. Michelle, maybe we can set an "after-work" egg eating session soon.

Here's a quick and easy lunch or brunch recipe.

You'll need:
2 eggs
handful of grape tomatoes or cut up whole tomato
1/2 C canned crushed tomatoes (optional)
1/4 C chopped onions (preferebly red)
1 tbs fresh parsley (or whatever herbs you have around)
pinch of peperoncino (crushed pepper flakes)
pinch of smoked paprika
coarse salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 tbs olive oil

Heat up the oil along with the peperoncino. Once hot, add onions and tomatoes. Season. Cook for 3-5 minutes. If you have canned crushed tomatoes, add it now - if not, no big deal (I didn't have any on hand today). Make room for the eggs and crack the eggs into the pan. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Add parsley on top and cover with lid or aluminum foil. It's done once the yolks are slightly opaque, or done to your likeness.


simplicity is beautiful said...

You take ridiculously good pictures of food. (btw, this is brett).

Marichelle said...

Thank you! I'm still learning and still need to hit the flea markets to buy some random plates! I'm getting bored of shooting the same white and green plates =)

simplicity is beautiful said...

That's a great idea. You have quite a keen eye for details. And you sure do blog. A *lot*. I appreciate your minuta (who doesn't) and am realizing that you are more than just a former substandard online web producer (like me, minus the "former"... for now).