Nothing like a good egg – for the foodie human experience

Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient is a guide to perfecting the most familiar of egg dishes — from poached to hard boiled — but also mastering béarnaise sauce and meringues By Michael and Donna Turner Ruhlman.

Check out the egg flow chart, Incredible!!

Here is a great recipe from the book (courtesy NPR)


Serves 4

1 small potato, peeled and cut into small dice (about 1 cup/225 grams)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


1/2 onion, cut into small dice (about 1/2 cup/100 grams)

6 eggs, thoroughly blended

1/2 cup/60 grams shredded cheddar cheese

Freshly ground black pepper

2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced (optional)

Preheat the broiler.

In a medium nonstick fry pan, combine the potatoes and olive oil over medium-high heat and stir or toss them in the pan to coat the potatoes with oil. Add a three-finger pinch of salt, just to coat the surface. When the potatoes are lightly browned, add the onions, salt to coat the onions, and continue to cook until the onions are tender, stirring or tossing the potato and onion.

Place the eggs in a medium bowl and add the cheese, along with ½ teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper, and stir to combine and disperse the cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes and onions and reduce the heat to medium, swirling the pan so that the eggs even out. Cook until the edges are set, a couple of minutes depending on the heat level, checking to make sure that the eggs aren’t sticking. Place the pan underneath the broiler until the eggs are just set, a minute or two depending on your broiler. When the top is set, invert the frittata onto a cutting board, cover with the diced avocado, if using, and cut into wedges. Serve.

Happy eating!








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