The Good Egg

Eggs have been in fashion and out of fashion like no one's business.  There has been lots of confusing information dished out on the consumption of eggs.   In my humble opinion and the research I have come across I believe the humble egg is a complete nutritious food. They contain protein, fat and those essential, not to be scared of fatty acids in the form of Omega 3.   They are really something, and if eaten for breakfast they can sustain you for far longer than a meal that is purely carbohydrate based.

To celebrate the egg and my love affair with truly happy healthy hens that honestly live organically and free, I would like to share with you a basic recipe for a Frittata.

Ingredients

3 large organic happy hen eggs
2 tablespoons of chopped flat leaf parsley
2 teaspoons of thyme
1 tablespoon of olive oil, coconut oil or butter
Salt and pepper to season

*You can add a filling of your choice to your whisked eggs such as cheese or vegetables.

Method

Whisk the eggs in a bowl, add the the salt, freshly ground pepper and fresh herbs.  Melt the oil in a non-stick frying pan for about 2 minutes.  Turn down the heat as low as it will go.  Leave the eggs to cook gently for about 12 minutes until the underneath has set. The top should still  be slightly runny.

Preheat a grill and pop the pan underneath the grill for about 1 minute to set but not brown the surface.   Alternatively if you are worried that you may burn the bottom (a heat diffuser mat really does solve this dilemma) after about 3 or 4 minutes on the stove you can transfer to a moderate preheated oven for between 15-20 minutes.

Slide a palette knife under the frittata to free it from the pan and away you go.

RecipesNadra Shah