Saturday, March 13, 2010

2 Dishes for the Egg-Lover in You

These dishes highlight the infinite possibilities and combinations one can do with scrambled eggs. There are no rules, just allow the creative mind the flow.

Dish 1…Chicken & Egg. Have I ever told my theory on what came first the chicken or the egg? Well it’s interesting actually…I'm just kidding…who really cares.

Take a chicken breast and cut it into cubes. Now mix together in a bowl, sea salt, white pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and flour. Mix well. Dust the chicken in the flour mixture, and shake off any excess. Heat about ¼ inch of peanut oil in a skillet. Get it nice and hot. Add the chicken and fry till golden brown.

To present…spoon your scrambled eggs onto the center of the plate. Place the chicken on the eggs and garnish with chopped chives. And there it is…an elegant breakfast dish you’d be proud to serve to Momma.

Dish 2…Eggs On Toast. Wondering where the toast is? This is what I mean by being playful with food. I take PANKO Japanese bread crumbs and toss them in a bowl with chopped chervil, salt, pepper, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

PSA time…DO NOT BUY THE CRAP IN THE CAN, OR THE PREGRATED STUFF. It may seem convenient; however it bastardizes what the “Undisputed King of Cheeses” according to Mario Batali, should taste like. Invest in a Microplane and grate your own fresh cheese.

Now…place the bread crumb mixture on a pan with no oil, and toast for a few minutes over medium-high heat. When you can smell the bread toasting take it off. Here’s a math equation for you…bread crumbs + overcooking = shitty cook.

To present…spoon the toasted bread crumbs onto the plate…cover with the luscious scrambled eggs, and I made a chipotle-based sauce for a spicy dish. More on my sauces later stick around for future posts…It’s called a tease people…come on!

Two unique and diverse ways of serving eggs to the hungry egg-lovers in your household.

That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!


  1. I loved the tips Lazarito ... and the humor of course. I think I'm going to try your first recipe with seitan, since I don't eat chicken. Maybe I will be your Julie to your Julia, like in the movie ... only I will make your recipes vegan! :0 I totally agree with what you said about Parmigiano Reggiano, there is no substitution for the real stuff!!

  2. Thank you...and that would be great...let me know how it goes...I'll learn to cook Vegan the right way from you!


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