Tuesday, June 28, 2011

One Fried Egg

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It seemed like such a good idea, a way to resume <ahem> posting more regularly.  A weekly feature, the best thing I ate in the preceding week.

But here I am, week 1, and I’m finding it’s harder than I expected.  Sunday’s impressive dinner at Castagna was only making the decision more difficult, so I won’t count it here.  Hey—it’s my game; I can make the rules!

(Portland Culinary Alliance put on the book event dinner, cooked by Matt Lightner, celebrating Hank Shaw's new book, Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast).

If I have to pick? Probably my favorite thing I ate last week is what I ate for lunch nearly every day. A fried egg.  But what an egg!

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First I heat some olive oil, and then break in an egg.  A slice of bread goes into the toaster.  I put a few sprigs of oregano on top of the egg, and then a few of Mama Lil’s peppers, red, and orange.

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The peppers' orange oil pools in the egg white and I flip the egg.  I leave it in the pan for just a second before sliding it onto my plate.

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Don’t forget to pour any remaining olive oil from the pan onto your toast.

A messy fried egg. That’s probably my favorite thing I ate last week.

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Charles Shere said...

Funny — I woke up this morning having dreamt about chickens & with the thought of frying eggs for breakfast, which I never do — so did, in butter, & couldn't find the oregano. Nor is Ms. Lil ever to be seen hereabouts. Oh well, delish anyhow…

Grace said...

You made this for me the other day and it was so delicious!

Kathleen Bauer said...

Not only great writing, but fab photos. You are amazing. Thanks for this!

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