Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tasty snack (and so simple even Ziggy could do it)

5 ingredients (6 if you count the oil as an ingredient, which i never do):

2 Tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 can chopped tomatoes
dozen or so fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
2 big handfuls baby spinach
1 egg

  • Heat oil in shallow pan
  • Add garlic, sizzle 1 minute
  • Add tomatoes, basil, simmer on med-high until tomatoes are thick and much water is gone (about 5 mins)
  • Add spinach, stir until all spinach is wilted.
  • Dump into serving bowl
  • Add 1 more Tbs oil to pan, heat, and add egg.
  • Fry egg (I like my yolks runny.)
  • Slide egg on to spinach/tomato stuff in bowl.
  • Eat (remember to blow first, it's hot.)

So there I was thinking, If eggs and spinach go well together, and eggs and tomato go well together, and spinach and tomato go well together, how bad can this be???

Answer: not at all. In fact, it's awesome. The vitamin C in the tomato helps your body to get the most out of the egg, the egg is full of protein and vitamin E, the spinach is full of iron, and the oil and garlic are both good for your heart. This is the most nutritious thing you will ever eat! And if you want to make it a full meal, dump it over some pasta and *boom* Robert's your father's brother.

You're welcome.


FirstNations said...

I'm going to do this one. i'm going to strip up the spinach and basil, use tomato concasee, also in strips, and softboiled eggs. then i'm going to toss it all around in a very stern manner with some hot homemade linguine and shave some pecorino on there and eat it all up except for one cup full which i will dump down the front of my bra.
i will too.

hendrix said...

Spinach, tomatoes and egg work wonderfully together. You can use these as base to make a fabulous omelette too, just increase your ingredients (I usually use about 6 eggs) and add a tin of tuna.

llewtrah said...

Add cheese and a pizza base and you have a fiorentino!

Geosomin said...

Mmmm...add in some mushrooms and a bit of gouda and you have my favourite omelete.
Now I'm hungry...BRB...