Thursday, 14 May 2009

eggs with tomatoes and parmesan

just a little breakfast idea. rubbish picture but very nice to eat and a pleasant change from boiling, frying and making omelettes. 

EGGS WITH TOMATOES AND PARMESAN
for 2

1 small onion
1 tin of tomatoes
a handful of basil
4 eggs
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
olive oil
seasoning
broccoli (optional - you can basically chuck in any veg you like)

heat some oil in a frying pan and fry the onion gently until soft, but not brown. take your time - there's nothing worse than raw onion in cooked food.

add the tomatoes, season (go easy on the salt because of the cheese) and simmer gently for 15 or so minutes. don't let it get dry - add a little water if it looks like it will.

stir in the basil. make little hollows in the onion/tomato mixture and break the eggs into them. cover and cook until the white has just set. you're basically poaching the eggs in the tomato sauce. if you haven't got a frying pan with a lid, just use some tin foil or cover with a baking tray which is what i did.

finally, sprinkle over the parmesan and cook, covered, for another minute if that, until the cheese has melted.

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