Traveling during work always makes me homesick on the 4th or 5th day. At nice hotels they always have egg stations which offer a choice of poached, fried, scrambled or the stuffed omelet. Now the usual omelet if you’re not from thailand would be in a long wormy shape, nice and yellow and undercooked in the middle with a plethora of stuffings. In thailand we have our own omelet which is everyones favorite dish, be it at home or in a restaurant this dish is emptied out first. How to make your own? You need a hot pan and hot oil, because you want your egg to brown and have crispy spots. Do not put in too much stuffing because your egg would break andn it would resemble a brown scrambled egg. Trust me i’ve fallen prey to this one too many times. I used 3 eggs, half a tomato, 6 minced shrimps and some kale. Beat it all up together until foamy, you want lots of air inside so it becomes nice and fluffy. I used a table spoon of soy sauce and a sprinkle of white pepper. Drop a few drops of egg into the oil, if it bubbles up then the oil if hot enough. Pour everything in and let it bubble for a 2 minutes, when the bottom is firm enough quickly flip it over and cook until golden brown. Serve with siracha sauce with congee, or hot rice. Easy dinner. Done… PS: Every kid loves this… really….
Breakfast is always considered important to me, and with the luxury of working rather late i have time in the mornings to cook up something yummy. This morning rummaging up with some odds and ends, i had a leftover white flour tortilla which i heated on the pan before frying my egg. Notice how firm the white is, it really is simple, the fresher the egg, the better it holds it’s shape. I mashed up an avocado with lime, garlic, birds eye chilli and come coriander. Looking in the fridge i had some leftover parma ham… Serious it sounds so weird.. But it was delish. The guacamole gave the creamy, limey and chilli hit, combined with the salty of the ham and piping hot egg on top. I didn’t need anymore salt, just a sprinkling of black pepper and off to work i goooo!
One of my favorite memories of us in SF…. Just minutes away from the wharf, it seemed like there was only the two of us in the world….
The inward eye doesn’t last as long as Wordsworth says…. For some people it lasts no more than a few moments…