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Tomato & Spring onion with eggs

Now do you notice something strange about the title of this entry? Well it is because I am not very good at eating eggs. I like them but having them scrambled, cooked or poached without any vegetables or spices just grosses me out. In my native language of Kurdish we say “Dilim giran ekat”, literally translated as “it makes my heart heavy” but what it really means is that it is too heavy for my stomach. It is way too filling, which is something I am sure many people agree with. But I need eggs in my diet and I have to make up new ways to eat them sooooo…..here it is. A dish with eggs but mostly onions and tomatoes. I am like a kid and who needs her vegetables disguised in a pile of fries. Tomatoes are my fries, I love tomatoes and I can eat them with everything!

So here is the super simple recipe for your late breakfast or awesome lunch. I usually have this dish after I have been to the gym and need some proteins (I am not one of those crazy gym people, though. I just work out so I can justify my ridiculous appetite)

For one person you need:

  • 2 medium sized tomatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • About 40 grams of spring onions (or just as much as you like!)
  • A table spoon of salt
  • A pinch of ground pepper

Slice the tomatoes and onions and cracks the eggs into a little bowl and mix it with about 50 ml of water and the salt.

Heat a medium sized pan with a table spoon of olive oil. Then place the sliced tomatoes in the hot pan and let them fry. It is important to not smush the tomatoes so leave them to fry as if they were pieces of steak.

I just LOVE tomatoes! I usually sprinkle the tomatoes with a little bit of salt just to get their natural flavours out. Then I pour the eggs on the tomatoes followed by the spring onions.

 It is important to treat the dish like an omelette at this stage of cooking. But it IS NOT an omelette, I cannot handle most omelettes, too heavy.

Sprinkle the eggs with the black pepper and leave until eggs turn golden. After that you can stir the beautiful mixture and “mess” it up. Put it on the plate, and if you are anything like me you are going to hide the eggs as much as you can and just make it look like a pile of tomatoes and onions. We are like kids, remember? Serve it on a plate and enjoy.

I was so hungry after my hercules -like work out that ate the loveliness right away and therefore do not have many pictures of the dish when it was served on the plate. The tomato and onion scent was too intoxicating and I basically blacked out after the first bite.


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