I’ve been on some sort of ”egg kick” this past week. Whipping my way through fluffy scrambled eggs, flipping over veggie filled omelets, and hard boiling my way through egg after egg after egg.
I wasn’t always a big fan of the egg. When I was still a short little kiddo standing on a chair to assist my mom with making dinner, I was so turned off by the strong odor and slippery texture of a boiled egg, that it took everything within me (along with lots and lots of ketchup) just to muster up the courage and eat one. I actually did enjoy the occasional fried egg, but only if it was so well done to the point that it would crackle under the pressure of my fork and knife.
It took a really hungry belly, a crispy hunk of italian bread and an undercooked egg to finally convert me. One dip into the creamy yolk, and I was one, two, three, sold to the over easy egg.
Not much has changed since that point.
I’m still not a fan of the boiled egg–unless it’s chopped or diced finely into a salad. Or mixed with a bit of mayonnaise or avocado and turned into an egg salad sandwich, thereby avoiding that awful slippery effect.
And I still enjoy dunking my bread into a runny yolk, letting the softness be seeped up into one delicious bite.
Now, if you’ve ever wondered what vegetable could possibly be matched with the fried egg, look no further. Cabbage and eggs may sound like an unlikely pair, but they actually go quite nicely together. I like to salt the cabbage and leave the egg slightly on the plain side, but that’s just personal preference. And if you’re not entirely into having a runny yolk, just cook the egg to complete doneness. Melting a bit of shredded cheese on top of the egg could replace the soft, melty factor of the yolk, which is equally nice.
Sauteed Cabbage and an Over Easy Egg
1/4 head of cabbage (core removed) thinly sliced
spicy dijon mustard (I like Trader Joe’s)
1 egg + 1 extra egg white
1 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper
In a medium pot over medium heat, place the sliced cabbage with just enough water to prevent burning. Cook until cabbage is tender, about 7-10 minutes.
Add mustard, salt and pepper to taste, stir well, and turn heat to low.
Meanwhile, in a nonstick frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add egg and egg white. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until just beginning to brown on underside. Flip and cook on other side until preferred doneness.
Top cabbage with egg and ENJOY!
Question: An over easy egg…yay or nay?