Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Spring has sprung!!which means dirty feet, dirty clothes, dirt in the hair, dirt in the house from all that time spent working the earth getting the seasons gardens ready... AND it also means Lots of fresh green salads for dinner!!
But what to make besides salads??? What do you do with an abundance of Swiss Chard that has doubled in size from last weeks rain, and the dozens of eggs ( even some double yokers ;)piling up in your fridge now that your chickens are laying overtime?? ****Eggs in a nest****!!..
This recipe was taken from the Bestselling Book " Animal, Vegetable, Miracle ( a year of food life) By Barbara Kingsolver. The author and her family set out to eat ONLY LOCAL for an entire year... Definetaly worth a read !!!
On to the recipe
EGGS IN A NEST
-2 Cups Uncooked brown rice ( cook rice with 4 cups water in covered pot while other ingredients are being prepared
-a few tablespoons olive oil
-1 medium Onion and garlic to taste
Saute onions and garlic in olive oil in a wide skillet until lightly golden
-1/2 cup dried tomatoes ( or fresh if you dont have dried from last yr)
-1 REALLY Large Bunch Of Swiss Chard coarsely chopped.
Mix with the other vegetables and cover the pan for a few minutes, Uncover, stir well, then Use the back of a spoon to make depressions in the cooked leaves, circling the pan like numbers on a clock,
Break and egg into each depression, being careful to keep the yolks whole, Cover pan again and allow eggs to poach for about 3-5 minutes. Remove from Heat and serve over rice.
The only mistake I made was not using enough Chard this time around, I would use double what I did!! but it was still DELICIOUS and Filling,, and not to mention cheap, especially when you have your owns too ;)
Happy *Local* Cooking :)