Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday Supper - Scrambled Eggs and Popovers

It's amazing how an idea comes into one's head. Yesterday I read Robin's great post about Rosamunde Pilcher, and saw the phrase "scrambled eggs for dinner." I've been thinking about them since, so that's what tonight's supper is, along with popovers. If you are interested, the popover recipe is here.

The scrambled eggs recipe comes from a children's book called Mary Poppins In The Kitchen, and they are truly the best ever.

Scrambled Eggs

6 eggs
1/2 t. salt
1 twist of the pepper mill
3 T. butter

Break eggs into bowl.
Add salt and pepper.
Beat lightly with a fork. This is really mixing, not beating.
Melt butter in saucepan.
Pour in eggs and stir over gentle heat with a wooden spoon until they thicken.
Do slowly to give eggs time to digest the butter. Result will be creamy and buttery.
Do not overcook unless you like your eggs dry and grainy.
Stir in T. or so of finely chopped fresh parsley. (didn't do this)
Six eggs will make 4 generous servings.

My note:
We love these eggs. Butter is the secret. I did exactly as the
recipe said, and they were perfect.
PS This photo doesn't begin to do them justice.

9 comments:

  1. When I saw you mention Rosamunde Pilcher, I was so afraid she had passed on. Whewwww... That wasn't what the entry was about.

    It's been a long time since I've read her. Only read some of the long books. I guess I thought that was all she had written.

    I do so love the world she pictures... So very English. Love it.

    Mari-Nanci

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  2. This recipe is exactly how I make scrambled eggs (only with a bit less butter). However, I will say that my scrambled eggs are really good. Yum. We had pizza tonight.

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  3. I love breakfast for dinner. My husband makes the most delicious scrambled eggs with fat from the fried bacon and pieces of cheese. Totally cholesterol-ridden, but so yummy.

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  4. This is pretty much how I make them, too. Sometimes I add a little bit of cream cheese. :)

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  5. Ymmmmy, The eggs look delicious! In our home, eggs have never been just for breakfast.. Thanks so much for your recipe.

    Smiles...

    Beverly

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  6. The eggs look so yummyand I cantaste their buttery goodness. Mary

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  7. Nan, you could wake me up in the middle of the night and I would eat scrambled eggs. I like to pile them on a piece of buttered toast. Another way I make them is with oregano and feta cheese. I made your cranberry muffins last night and we ate two each, warm with butter. I still have to make the zucchini cookies though. I had just made a huge batch of chocolate chip cookies when you shared your recipe. I freeze my cookies and then when we want one (or two) we microwave them for that just out of the oven taste. Those zucchini cookies are on my "to do" list.

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  8. Yum - we love scrambled eggs for dinner. I'm going to try these with the butter. I'm getting lots of great recipes from you - they are always GOOD! Thanks.

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  9. Mari-Nanci, I really like her, too. Have you tried her son's books? You may read about them here:

    http://www.robinpilcher.co.uk/
    float/books.htm

    I love his writing.

    It sounds like scrambled eggs are a hit with everyone! You know, I never liked them before reading the Mary Poppins book and finding this particular recipe. And now I'm a big fan. :<) Thank you all for taking the time to comment. I love sharing recipes and am thrilled when people enjoy them.

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