Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tuscan Scrambled Eggs

Tuscan Scrambled Eggs
You're going to think the Tuscan eggs are a lot like the Irish eggs, and they are. But, we've spiced things up a bit by adding Gorgonzola cheese to the mix. This came about over drinks (SO many good recipes do) and dinner. I had ordered a pasta dish with Gorgonzola cheese and even tho I don't particularly care for eggs in any form, I thought the creamy cheese would go really well in this dish. The way it just melts and flows when warm was perfect for the mix of heavy cream and scrambled eggs.

To make this for your sweetie of a Sunday morning, have these ingredients on hand:

6 eggs
2+ tbsps of heavy cream

1 tbsp Gorgonzola cheese
butter for the pan

12 cherry tomatoes (grape tomatoes also work), sliced in half
2 scallions, chopped (save greens for topping)
pinch of thyme
2 tbsps olive oil (or, use thyme-flavored oil)

Add butter to fry pan, enough to cook eggs. Heat, but do not brown butter. While heating, whisk eggs. When fry pan is ready, pour eggs in and let set up slightly. Then, gently fold eggs over and over, scraping bottom of fry pan to cook through. (Like you would usually cook scrambled eggs.) When eggs are just about done, pour in 2 or more tablespoons of heavy cream and sprinkle in the Gorgonzola cheese, turn off heat and fold the cream & cheese gently into the eggs. The eggs will immediately get creamy. (Don't add the cream at the beginning, it doesn't come out the same way.)

At the same time, in a second fry pan under super low heat, warm the olive oil. Add the tomatoes, scallions (reserving the green tops) and thyme. What you are doing here is merely warming, not cooking the tomatoes and scallions.

When the eggs are done, plate and immediately top with tomatoes and scallions. Add the green, chopped tops of the scallions to the top of the eggs. Serve with your favorite breakfast meat and toast or biscuits. Put on a tray with a flower, mimosa and silverware.

Serve. In bed. ;-)

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