Blog Makeover, Farm Life and A Ballymaloe Inspired (very) Lazy Dinner (Rosemary Fried Eggs)
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
In the mean time, here's a few sneak peeks of what I get to see on a daily basis. Don't be too jealous.
Although you'd expect me to be cooking and therefore blogging all over the place, I actually rarely have the time or energy to actually cook a real meal for myself in my cottage (that is NOT to say I'm not getting
VERY a little too well fed).
So, this recipe is inspired by Darina Allen, Queen Bee of Ballymaloe, after showing us her go-to quick and easy dinner. Her's was made with sage, but I have a thing for crispy rosemary so I jumped at the chance to throw some in a pan of melted butter.
My rosemary came straight from the gardens, steps away from my bedroom. Believe it or not, to get an ingredient from the supermarket would actually take a lot more effort. You can get your rosemary from your supermarket, though.
If you read the recipe, you might think I've just wasted your time, since this recipe could not be any simpler but that's kind of the point. You might not want a plain old fried egg for dinner but a rosemary fried egg is a whole new ballgame. Try it!
YOU WILL NEED:
2 FRIED EGGS
1 HANDFUL OF FRESH ROSEMARY
1 TBSP BUTTER
1 TSBP OLIVE OIL
SEA SALT AND BLACK PEPPER
Melt the butter in a frying pan until it foams and add the olive oil, rosemary sprigs and a pinch of sea salt. Let the rosemary infuse the butter and oil for a minute or two but be careful not to let it burn. Fry your eggs on top of the rosemary. Baste the eggs with the rosemary butter/oil with a teaspoon until the outside is crispy but the yolks are still soft. At the end, cover the pan with a lid or glass plate for a minute or so to ensure all the whites are cooked through.
Enjoy with a piece of toasted bread of your choice!