The focus this year was on “No-Junk Breakfasts”. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet so often, this meal is neglected by parents and children, alike. As home-schoolers, we always eat breakfast but sometimes fall into the trap of boring cereals, day after day. This year, as a parent I am going to try to liven up our first meal of the day, whilst still making sure it is a healthy and nutritious meal. The recipes suggested by Jamie Oliver will surely help. (See link here: No-Junk Breakfast Recipes )
We decided to try making the “Silky Masala Eggs” recipe on Saturday. Here is the recipe:
- 1 small red onion
- 1 fresh red or green chilli (we left this out)
- 1 teaspoon crushed of garlic
- Fresh coriander
- 6 small cocktail tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Half a teaspoon cumin seeds
- 4 wholewheat or brown chappatis or roti
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- Half a teaspoon tumeric
- 6 large free-range eggs
- On a chopping board, peel and finely slice the onion, de-seed and finely slice the chilli (if using), then peel and crush the garlic.
- Pick and roughly chop the coriander leaves, finely chopping the stalks.
- Halve, deseed and finely chop the tomatoes.
- Place the chapatis on a tray and into the oven to warm through.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-low heat, add the onion, chilli, garlic and coriander stalks, then fry for 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring regularly.
- Add the spices, then cook for 1 minute, or until smelling fantastic.
- Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl, add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then beat with a fork.
- Scatter the chopped tomatoes into the pan, cook for a further 2 minutes, then pour in the eggs and reduce the heat to low.
- Stir slowly until you’ve got beautiful silky strips of just cooked egg, surrounded by softer, custardy egg, then remove from the heat – the residual heat of the pan will continue to cook the eggs.
- Stir the coriander leaves into the eggs, then serve with warm chapatis and a little extra chilli scattered over, if you like.
Thoughts: Did we enjoy? Yes, extremely yummy!