So, this was just supposed to be my lunch the other day. I wasn’t planning to use it as a post, but it was so pretty and so TASTY I hastily got all my photo supplies together and snapped a few pictures.
I work at a kitchen store, and all the employees just received free 8″ non-stick skillets from a new brand cookware line we’re selling. I think it’s brilliant for a company to provide sales staff with the product they want to sell.
I had to test it out. To me, the ability to fry a beautiful egg that literally just slides out of the pan is the true test of a non-stick skillet. Well, this one gets an A+
I had already cooked the beef for dinner the night before, so I just cooked the veggies and heated up the meat, topping it all with a preeety egg. A secret to beautiful eggs is to use pasture raised eggs. Chickens that go outside and soak up sunshine, eat bugs, and get to run around have far prettier, and more nutritious eggs. My parents have been raising chickens for about 15 years, so I grew accustomed to top notch eggs. The yolk should be bright yellow, or even orange, and it should stand up in a round dome.
I gag when I crack a conventional egg, and the whole thing is just a limp puddle of goo with a flat pale yolk inside. It’s true, I’m an egg snob.
After I made this little dish, it was so good I started topping a lot of things with a fried egg.
My new favorite formula is Leftovers + Fried Egg = Lunch! Try it. But, you have to shell out the extra couple of extra bucks for the good eggs, the real eggs.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbl vegetable oil
- Add 1 tbl oil to medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add onion and cook until softened and barely browned.
- Add ground beef, stirring and breaking up the large pieces for even cooking.
- Add ½ tsp salt, all the cumin powder, and ¼ tsp black pepper.
- Cook beef, stirring occasionally until cooked all the way through and lightly browned.
- While beef is cooking, heat remaining tbl of oil in another medium saucepan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add minced garlic. Cook for about 30 seconds and add broccoli florets. Stir well and cover with lid so broccoli can steam a bit. Cover for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add spinach to broccoli and stir, uncovered for about 5 more minutes. Once broccoli is fork tender and spinach is wilted down, add to cooked beef.
- Fry Eggs with a little butter in a non-stick skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Portion beef and broccoli onto four plates and top each with an egg.