“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dressed Eggs

When my daughters were growing up we enjoyed cooking from the American Girl cookbooks.  They each had their own dolls with stories about pioneer and colonial American life.  The colonial cookbook has a recipe we adopted and renamed Felicity Eggs ... after the doll by that name.  Still a favorite today, these eggs are often requested.  Here is our version:

Ingredients:

2-6 eggs (depends on how many servings you want to make)
butter
salt & pepper to taste
nutmeg
a well seasoned cast iron skillet appropriately sized for the quantity of eggs you are cooking.

Directions:

Carefully crack your eggs (one by one) into a well buttered heated skillet trying not to break the yokes.
Season the eggs with salt and pepper .. then add a small amount of water (1 teaspoon up to 1 tablespoon depending on the quantity of your eggs).  Cover the pan and cook over low heat for approx. five  minutes until the whites are set but not hard.  Uncover and place about 1/2 teaspoon of butter on top of each egg and place under the stove broiler for about one minute (check after 30 seconds) ... until the yolks are set.  Sprinkle the tops with a little pinch of nutmeg.  Don't be weirded out by the nutmeg ... it's really good!  Enjoy

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1 comment:

MAYBELLINE said...

How in the Wide World of Sports did the photographer get the chicken and bunny to pose for that shot!