Today is Friday the 13th and I’m feeling a little superstitious. Especially since while I was out today I came across a black cat trying to cross my path. I’m not kidding…I thought really? on Friday the 13th ??? Now, I’ve heard that it’s bad luck if they cross to the left of you but good luck if they cross to the right…I wasn’t taking any chances so I slowed down and prayed that he/she would veer to the right…and it did. Phew!! It goes without saying that my kids and hubbie enjoy teasing me about the many superstitions I have and I’m wondering do any of you have superstitions? If you do I’d love to hear what they are and where or who you got them from.
Now, for what’s on the menu. When your cooking for yourself or your family no meal needs to be complicated unless you want to make it complicated. With just a few simple, fresh ingredients you can turn simple into extra-ordinary. I really like this picture because it represents the rustic simplicity of this dish “to be”. You can also take it a step further by adding your own touch and getting creative by using whatever is in your fridge. Why not serve your eggs with a slice of baguette that has been grilled or if you have smoked salmon in the fridge why not add some to the plate? In the past I’ve also added sliced tomato’s and cucumbers or a few slices of fruit…what ever it is you have.
½ tablespoon butter
3 large eggs
Pinch of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese or more
1 heaping tablespoon pesto, more to taste
Pesto: check out my post on pesto for the recipe
Over medium-high heat, melt butter in a medium-size pan
Beat eggs with salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Pour eggs into pan, give them a quick stir and turn heat to low. Using a rubber spatula, stir eggs constantly until loosely set and probably runnier than you normally would cook them too.
Remove pan from heat and drizzle pesto on eggs. Off heat, give eggs one more gentle stir just enough to finish cooking them and to distribute pesto in dark green streaks. Scatter more Parmeson on the eggs and drizzle with more pesto if desired.
While making the eggs you can rub a baguette slice with olive oil, sprinkle with oregano and grill.
Serve your eggs immediately with the grilled baguette slices.
Buon Appetito everyone,