July 17, 2008

Eggs, Summer Veg, Goat Cheese

Had our first zucchini from the garden.

Had one of those tremendous mild white onions from the farm.

Had some brown eggs, also tremendous, from a different local farm.

Had a red pepper, courtesy of large grocery store chain.

Had some goat cheese, courtesy of same said large grocery store chain.

Had some fantastic, crusty bread – removed from freezer few hours prior – courtesy of the DeLallo store in Jeannette, Pa.

Had a delicious dinner.

Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Grilled Vegetables

  • 5 eggs (cage-free & local, if you can get ‘em)
  • 2 – 3 oz. of goat cheese, crumbled
  • Half of a zucchini, cut thinly into half-moons
  • Half a large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • ½ cup of thinly sliced onion
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • A few slices of crusty bread

Light a grill.

Beat eggs in a bowl with some salt and pepper. Toss the vegetables in a different bowl with a tablespoon or two of olive oil, salt, and pepper. When grill is sufficiently not (but not too hot), add vegetables. A grill plate or even some foil is advisable.

When vegetables are beginning to get tender, put a tablespoon of butter in a medium pan, over medium heat. Add eggs.

When vegetables are close to tender, add bread to grill. Cook on either side for 30 seconds to a minute. Remove vegetables from grill when they are tender, but careful not to overcook them. Onions should be nicely caramelized, hopefully with a few crispy ones.

Cook eggs until slightly more than set. Add a big scoop of eggs on top of a piece of toast, sprinkle on some goat cheese, and top each with a healthy portion of the vegetables. If you feel like it, drizzle a few drops of balsamic vinegar over top.



Troy said...

No Photos??

Fillippelli the Cook said...

I was scrambling around (pun intended!) trying to find our camera, but couldn't. The plate was beckoning, so I had to choose: food or picture, food or picture. Not surprisingly, the former will always win out.

My pictures always stink anyway.