Inspired by several food blogs I have been idly perusing the last two months I am emboldened to add at least a recipe post to my own blog. In other words, rejoice, for here is my world-famous recipe for scrambled eggs. That, by the way, is not an idle claim since this recipe has travelled as far as Idaho, which, from where I'm sitting is halfway across the world. Its main claim to fame is that it requires precisely 3 ingredients. So read on:
1. 1/2 tsp butter or vegetable oil.
2. 2 medium-sized eggs
3. 1 tbsp tomato ketchup or any other sauce that happens to be your favourite.
1. Heat the butter/ oil in a a non-stick saucepan (never used any other kind myself, so can't help you there).
2. Take off flame, break eggs into saucepan. Working quickly, stir it for about 5-7 seconds so that the eggs start scrambling and the yolks mix well into the whites.
3. Return to fire and continue stirring for another minute. The mixture ought to be forming uneven, light yellow lumps and should be a little wet and sticky.
4. Remove from fire and add the sauce. Return to fire, continue stirring till you reach desired consistency.
5. Eat with hot, buttered toast.
Notes: You can really try this with a variety of sauces, or even a combination of different sauces. Worcester by itself is not a great idea, like soya sauce. Or so it seemed to me. Tabasco was liked by some.
You don't really have to do the on fire/off fire thing. I do it all at one go, but perhaps the first time you'd rather do it that way to ensure the eggs don't cook and dry up too quickly.
I like my scrambled eggs a little 'wet', so I give them another 30-45 sec after adding sauce. V likes his drier, so his are cooked for about a min or a bit more. You choose.
For those who like the traditional version, add a dash of milk (1 tbsp) and a pinch of salt and pepper instead of the sauce. Method remains the same otherwise.
Those who want variety can experiment with shredded (canned) tuna bits, ham bits or even bacon bits added just after the sauce. They require no extra cooking time.
Recipe for Hot, Buttered Toast!