You know those days when you arrive home from work totally exhausted, there's a pile of washing up and laundry, no food, and the prospect of a weekend at work? This is the cure for that. It won't make the work go away, but watching egg yolk fall off your partners chin will make you laugh, and with some decent tunes on the house work can be dealt with more easily than you first imagine. Fast Fridays are days to be thankful, isn't that what we always say: Thank God it's Friday.
For Two on a lazy Friday :-)
Heavenly Fried Egg Pitta Pockets
2 slices of wholemeal pitta bread
4 tablespoons of olive oil
2 large tomatoes, finely sliced
4 free range eggs
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
a handful of thyme leaves
pinch of salt
an optional herb salad of a handful of parsley, coriander, dill and two handfuls of chives
Toast the pitta until it puffs up a bit, and cut the pieces in half, splitting the pockets open. Wrap them in a warm, clean tea towel to keep warm.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and slide the tomato slices in: cook for 30 seconds or so on either side and remove from the pan to a small plate. Next, crack the eggs and cook them how you like them. mine go sunny side up, but if you like over-easy, fair play. Sprinkle the spices evenly over them and take them off the heat. Fill each pitta with your tomato, your salad if you are using it, and a fried egg.
Eat straight away, messily and unselfconsciously. Drink a glass of wine. Repeat the recipe as required.
This recipe was taken from Veggiestan, a gift to me from Keith, Gemma's partner - it has the best things in it. I recommend it. They even have a blog. Look here!