Ok, I just totally made up that title for this "recipe". Sounds sorta exciting though, yes?
On Instagram and Pinterest, I find all sorts of inspiration. Just a little flick through on my handy little iPhone, anytime, anywhere & I'm entertained & inspired x infinity.
A few weeks back, a click here & there in Instagram and I came across a meal that looked like someone had just eaten it at a restaurant. The comments seemed to indicate it was good & that the egg net could be created with a sauce bottle on a hot pan. They themselves were going to give it a try. So credit goes to them & whoever happened to cook it, for inspiring me to give it a go.
We did have it a few weeks ago and I've made it twice since then also. Its fabulous. I posted it tonight on Instagram & facebook & have been asked for the recipe.
I'm not one for following recipes and I most certainly like to be able to see what makes up the meal. I don't like slop. This actually seemed like something I could easily make & indeed have the freedom to make it up however I wished. You could do the same.
So here's my shoddy made up recipe:
- 3 cups of rice & 3 cups of water in the rice cooker, we use half brown & half white. I'm trying to slowly over time increase brown & decrease white. This makes enough to easily feed family of 7, with some leftover. You could also replace the rice with quinoa, lentils, noodles or cous cous etc.
- While the rice is cooking away I drag out whats left in the veggie crisper, wash, chop, julienne etc. Tonight I included broccoli, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, carrot, spring onion & mung beans. I also threw in a drained can of corn kernals. Bugger, I forgot to add some frozen peas.
- Next I chop up some short cut bacon trimmed of all the yucky white bits & saute off in a large hot non-stick pan. I use Circulon. Love it. Once done, I add to a smaller bowl, cover & put aside or if my timing is out of whack I've put into a warm oven to keep temperature. Keep the pan warming once done, can use it again for egg nets coming up.
- In a bowl I crack 3-4 eggs, whatever I have on hand, & whisk through. I add a pinch of salt, some ground black pepper & a pinch of garlic powder. I don't have a spare sauce bottle lying around so instead, I add this mixture into a snaplock bag. Trust me, it'll work. I'll get back to this in a minute. Meanwhile, switch heat on pan to high.
- I throw the veggies into my large Sistema steamer & I set them to microwave for 6 minutes.
- Next up I get 'cracking' on the egg nets. Egg mix is ready to go in a snap lock bag so I just snip the teeniest tiniest hole in one of the corners and into the hot pan it goes. Working very quickly, I squeeze out tiny lines of egg mix back & forth to make a net on the pan base. See my dodgy pic below. I googled 'egg net' & there wasn't really any better example of this to show you! Weird! Hello foodies? Show us your egg nets! Anyway, cook just a little, flip, and within a few seconds its ready. Repeat & make however many you need.
- Last step is to throw rice, veggies & bacon all together & whack an egg net over the top. Thats it!
So there you go. Easy peasy. Obviously there could be so many variations on this recipe & it really lends itself to using up the last few ingredients you have on hand before shop day. And its filling! And yum! And it gets me eating eggs! I have avoided eating them for most of my life!