Thursday, September 13, 2012
Soft Scrambled Eggs with Smoky Seasonings and Chives
But on the other hand, egg is such a weird word to say. And to look at. It is only three letters and two of them are the letter g? How did that end up qualifying as a word?
Then there is the slightly bigger issue. I am perhaps a bit touchy about the word because it was my sister's and then consequently my best friend's (waves at Jess!) nickname for me. According to my sister, my shoulder looks like an egg... and therefore I am to be called egg. Strange child she was. Regardless, we love her. You should see the the egg stuff I have been given through the years by these two - a pot scraper shaped like an egg, a whisk with an egg for a handle, a sparkly purple egg, a really weird puzzle egg. Photos of eggs posted to my Facebook wall. Fried-egg gummies. To this day, I continue to feel anxious around the e-word.
Yet life must go on, and I just can't let my issues interfere with using this most delicious foodstuff. Now that is a fun word - just cramming an unnecessary word right next to another one! Another fun word is hullabaloo - I've yet to be in a situation that required use of that word, but one day, just you wait, I will gleefully whip that baby out. And it will be a joyous occassion.
After reading about this soft scrambled technique in Bon Appetit, I was smitten.
2 tablespoons olive oil
scant 1/4 teaspoon smoked sea salt
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ancho chile powder
2 tablespoons chopped chives
This makes enough for 2 servings. In a medium saucepan over low heat, whisk the olive oil, salt, paprika, garlic powder, ancho chile powder, and eggs together continuously for about 4 minutes, until small curds have formed and it is no longer soupy. You don't want it runny, but you also don't want it dry. Top each serving with a tablespoon of chopped chives.