Eggs are the one food that's truly versatile! We use them in omelets, souffles and fritatatas, not to mention frying them, scrambling them, or hard-cooking them. They are a very valuable food item and though in years past, they've gotten a negative repuation because of their cholesterol count, they are still a healthy and inexpensive source of good nutritional value.
You may find yourself preparing eggs the same ways over and over. Let's do something different with eggs that would make a great dish for a brunch and that's to make them with a Spanish flair! The recipe, "Spanish Eggs", are one way of preparing eggs that is definitely different, yet good tasting.
The recipe uses many ingredients that are commonly used in Mexican cookery: tomatoes, onions, and peppers. You may think that eggs combined with these Mexican ingredients isn't going to taste good, but it's remarkably tasty. You also use tomatoes and seasonings to add to the flavor. As you read this recipe, you'll see that it goes together quite fast, so this is good to have when you would like something hot in a short amount of time.
For a brunch, this would go well with corn or flour tortillas that have been warmed, along with some bacon or sausage. This would even be good over toast. Some fresh fruit would also go well with all of this. Another interesting dish is "Fried Bananas". You just heat butter in a skillet and place peeled, sliced bananas in the butter and let them brown. Turn them carefully when you brown them, since they are fragile and will fall apart if not handled gently.
While on the subject of Spanish food, I recently ran a recipe for "Mexican Cornbread". This is a long-time favorite with many and here's the link to the recipe, if you don't already have it:
Liven up regular scrambled eggs by dressing them up in a Spanish outfit!
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tomato, peeled and chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped (optional)
- 6 eggs, well beaten
- a pinch of basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 drops Tabasco sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Rub the bottom of a frying pan with garlic. Add the butter and melt. When melted, add the tomato and onion (along with the green pepper, if using it) and cook for 5 minutes. Add eggs and seasonings. Reduce the heat. Cook and stir the eggs until they are cooked throughout, but still moist. Serve hot over tortillas or toast. Serves 4.