Friday, June 25, 2010

Farmers Market Eggs

Greg and I have been trying to make more food with a variety of veggies, and with eggs. Yes this is very healthy (and yummy), but we will (hopefully) also have a huge vegetable and egg harvest this year, and we really need good recipes so we don't waste any of natures bounty. And so, Farmers Market Eggs. The only produce from a backyard garden in this picture is spinach from Rebecca's spring garden, and basil from my herb garden. The whole wheat bread is my usual, and the rest is all from a grocery store. Greg and I ate these for lunch two days in a row - they are very filling and flavorful (and cheap). I really like the base recipe here: chop veggies, satue a little, crack egg over veggies, cook and serve. Next time, I may leave out the spinach, because it began to wilt, and was hard to chew off in one bite, and tended to bring extra egg with it. But in general, I think this will lend to the rest of our future produce really well.

Recipe: makes two open sandwiches

2 eggs
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1/4 C. corn kernels
5-6 cherry tomatoes, sliced
4-6 spinach leafs
2 slices of whole wheat bread, toasted and buttered
2 tsp crumbled feta cheese
1 tsp fresh basil, chopped
salt & pepper

-Toast bread

-Grease frying pan as preferred. Turn heat to medium. Add corn, sliced cherry tomatoes, and diced jalapenos. Cook for about 1 minute, push veggies into two small piles or circles.

-Crack egg in the center of each veggie pile. Flip when yolk begins to thicken, cook to desired yolk consistency.

-Place spinach on toasted and buttered bread. Place egg on spinach. Sprinkle with feta and fresh basil. Salt and pepper to taste.