You know how there are those recipes that your mom makes or your grandmom and you ask them for the recipe and they tell you it’s not really a recipe, they just add what they like? You know, a little bit of this, a little bit of that? Wow, what confidence! Most of cooking is this way though; you’re given an outline and you can fill in the blanks according to your tastes. Isn’t that a relief? If you don’t love red pepper flake, don’t add it (or maybe just as much as the recipe calls for). You love basil? Then add a little bit more than the recipe calls for. That’s how I want you to read my recipes. Of course, recipes are there to guide you and give you a good outcome, but never forget why you’re in the kitchen. If you aren’t excited about what you’re making or maybe a specific ingredient, change it to what gets you going! Really! Ok, end of rant…
I hardly call this egg scramble a recipe; it’s more like an inspiration. We eat our fair share of eggs so I’m always looking for new add in’s. Mushroom and cheddar omelettes, smokey bacon and paprika scramble, or fried egg sandwich with grape jelly (my husband’s fave). Eggs are a blank slate. With all of that being said, my recipe is just an outline, measurements to what I like. Add more or less of what you like. See how gratifying cooking can be?
Our ingredient line up:
From Top Right to Left: Eggs, feta cheese, dried oregano, bread of choice (if you wish), baby spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and mayonnaise. I always recommend farm fresh eggs! Good for you and your local farmers! Seriously, once you go fresh, you never go back? That saying works, right?
For our mayo: just mix the oregano with the mayo. I was thinking of adding anchovies but didn’t want to get my food processor dirty. I’ll let you know if I ever decide to add them.
We beat our eggs and cook them in some butter (always). Once the eggs start to come together, we add our sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Add the feta at the end. Voila!
Take your toast and spread the mayo. Plate your eggs. I made an egg sandwich that was just too messy to capture its gloriousness on film. This is perfect for the weekend brunch situation. So flavorful! Happy scramble making!