Ex Bibliotheca

The life and times of Zack Weinberg.

Sunday, 17 February 2002

# 10:45 AM

zack's too-many-ingredients scrambled eggs recipe

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 large potato
  • ½ large onion or 3 green onions
  • About 10 mushrooms (optional)
  • About 4 olives (optional)
  • Garlic cloves to taste
  • A hunk of hard cheese

Chop up everything except the eggs. The potato, onion, olives, and garlic cloves should be cut fairly small. The mushrooms and tomato should be cut large, because they shrink when fried. Cut the cheese to whatever size suits your fancy. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them smooth.

Heat a pan and grease it with olive oil. Fry the vegetables, adding them in this order: potato, onion, mushrooms, olives, green onions, garlic, tomato. When the tomato is cooked, throw in the cheese and stir until it begins to melt. Then pour the eggs over the entire mess, stir a bit so that it is evenly distributed, and put a lid on the pan.

Reduce the heat and allow everything to steam for a couple of minutes; then remove the lid and scramble everything up until the eggs are thoroughly cooked. Serves one. To scale up, keep the proportion of tomato, potato, and onion constant, and add about two-thirds the number of mushrooms, olives, eggs, etc. per additional person.

book review

Go right now and find a copy of the Riddlemaster of Hed omnibus, and read it. No, you don't have anything better to do today.