I received a copy of Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Super Food cook book for Christmas last year. I haven’t used it all that much but am planning to sit down this afternoon and bookmark a couple of recipes to try out on the family over the next week or so.
One recipe or adaptation of a couple of his recipes in the book that I love though, is his take on eggs. It’s nothing new but the bones of it are fab and it really jazz’s up the good old googy egg. I whipped this up for breakfast for the crane driver and I this morning and it was so delicious. I hope you enjoy.
Jamie’s super eggs (2 generous serves)
- A good lick of olive oil
- 1/4 brown onion sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1 red chilli sliced (seeds are optional but I love a bit of spice with my eggs)
- a few sprigs of mint and fennel leaves (or any herbs you have at the ready)
- 1/2 zucchini diced
- 4 mushrooms sliced
- 4 eggs
- Some sourdough (or not depending on what you like) I think this would be awesome with cornbread
- Salt and pepper.
In a large pan (with a lid preferably) over medium-high heat pour in your oil and fry off your onion, garlic, chilli and herbs. I like to get some crunch going on – just a little bit though – and a whole lot of squishy yumminess.
Add in the zucchini and mushrooms (you really could use any veg, just be aware that you might need more cooking time or less depending on what you choose) add in a good twist of salt and pepper, stir and pop the lid on for a few more minutes – about five minutes for mushies and zucchini.
After a couple of minutes take the lid off and reduce to a low heat. Give it a good stir and if your veggies are cooked, it’s time to crack your eggs into the pan. Pop the lid back on and cook until the yolks are to your liking.
I’m a BIG runny yoke fan and over the low heat, with the lid on, in my pan it takes about 4 minutes to get my yolks the way that I like them.
I served the eggs and veg on some toasted sourdough with a dollop of avo on top and some dried chilli. Now for the fun bit – EAT!
Do you have a go-to egg recipe that turns a boring old googy into a star?