A work colleague asked me the other day why I post eggs? Its my “thing” I said… I started to post eggs one morning after I cooked some for my daughter Ruby and we called it eggs Ruby style. I posted it on instagram, and continued every Saturday… people started to notice, and asked me what was next.. I name them after friends, family and people I know, or who have made an impact on me. Sometimes for their birthdays and special occasions..
Some of the popular eggs have made it onto The feed feed, show me your eggs, and other instagram egg posts. I am not really sure what makes a certain type of egg post appeal to people. I usually start really simple
So this weeks egg post is named after Carly, a workmate who asked the question. We built these eggs in the studio, with what we had on hand, mixing flavours, toppings, and some crunchy corn for pop!
photography by Rob Shaw recipe and styling by Sydney Food Stylist Jane Collins
Eggs Carly style
Prep time – 15 minutes
Cooking time 5 minutes
1Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
50 g spinach
1 cooked corn on the cob, kernels cut
1/2 avocado, finely diced
1 small tomato, finely dice
2 green shallots, chopped
1 lime, juiced
2 Tbsp coriander, chopped
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tsp chipotle sauce
smoked paprika to serve
1 Heat a large frypan over medium high heat. Crack each egg into a small bowl and tip into the frypan to cover base.
2 Cook for 1 minute, sprinkle cheese over whites of eggs, place a pile of spinach in one corner and cook for 1-2 minutes, or eggs are till cooked to your liking and spinach has wilted.
3 In a small bowl combine corn, avocado, tomato, shallots and lime juice. Stir to coat.
4 In a separate bowl combine sour cream, chipotle sauce and water till a runny consistency.
5 Slid eggs out of frypan into a board or serving plate. Sprinkle with smoked paprika, top with corn salsa. Drizzle with chipotle cream.
sizzle tip- to cook the eggs quickly, place a lid on the fried eggs, this will increase the heat inside the frypan and even cook the eggs.
sizzle sub- add some chopped fresh chillies,and loads of fresh herbs, micro herbs are great addition to make any egg dish sing ! Add some toasted sour dough or flat bread to complete the meal.
These eggs were created in the studio with what we had on hand, combining flavours and textures that we had on hand. I love raiding the fridge and coming up with creative eggs this way. Its only limited to you imagination and your pantry staples! Keep some herbs and spices on hand for creating your Saturday morning eggs – your way… would love to see what you create from your fridge and pantry.