One of my most fond and earliest memories of an egg was when my dear mother would boil an egg, ensuring the yolk remained runny, just how I craved for at the tender age of four or five. The then perfectly boiled egg was a constant for lunch, wrapped firmly in a brown paper bag to avoid any cracks to the egg that would release the yellow goodness enclosed within the shell.
Twenty years later, my love for eggs remains perpetual but my taste buds have matured, craving for more than cracked salt and pepper as seasoning, while my eyes long for a more robust presentation.
These days, I reserve my kitchen adventures strictly for the weekend as Friday morning has turned into an egg-perimentation day, as I truly wake up to the sound of an egg that slides smoothly of the shell and into the sizzling pan; as I watch in anticipation of my breakfast frying away with the edges gaining that perfect crisp.
Why stop with a sunny side up egg when you can have Kale & Organic Tomato Omelette with Ka’ak, all purchased from the Farmer’s Market.
Or brunch it up with a quick, healthy and wholesome Shakshuka by roasting (organic) tomatoes, blending for a sauce and flavoring with a good hit of fresh or dry herbs, and adding fresh organic eggs to completely the dish.
And if you have spare time at hand, perfect Shakshuka with the ideal tomato sauce boiling and retaining all the flavors as the egg perfectly cooks from the steam of the red flavorsome sauce.
While for those with daring taste buds, spice it up with Sriracha Shakshuka.
You can poach an egg as well, and fail at it by over boiling it as I did, but the versatility of an egg maintains the taste nonetheless!
Also, did you know a cast iron pan is THE perfect pan for an egg fry? Amen!
What I have learnt from the humble egg is that we need to stop underestimating the power of cooking one of the most basic ingredient, as personally, I’d say my knack to cooking has increased due to frequent experimentation with eggs by flavoring using daring species, inclusion of vegetables and out of the norm herbs or testing my spice level with red hot chili sauces, all of which have proven to be successful, till date.