I’m a frantic person by nature. I can’t help it – I’ve always been this way. Try as I might, I can’t quite seem to get my s*** together during the week. From Monday to Friday I’m rushing from one place to another, living in a chaotic mess. My meals are thrown together and eaten in front of my desk, and I’ll reheat the same cup of tea 3 times before deciding that it’sbgross and end up pouring it down the drain.
I’ve tried to become better organized and take things one at a time. Honestly though, it’s just not in my nature to slow down during the week.
The weekends, though, are a different story. I want nothing more than to relax in a sloth-like fashion, lounging around in my baggiest sweatpants with several cups of (actually hot!) tea. If I leave the house, it’s usually to stock up on groceries or maybe take a leisurely walk around my neighbourhood. It’s rare for me to make plans on the weekend – I don’t even want to go out for brunch most of the time.
This is why I love to make eggs at home. Especially fried eggs, over easy. I waddle into the kitchen in my huge bunny slippers, and sip on hot tea while I watch my egg sizzle in hot butter. I’ve been on a huge egg kick lately, actually. I recently figured out how to make Eggs Benedict at home, which was exciting (again, since I don’t often go out for brunch).
I didn’t eat eggs for an entire year, because my naturopath told me that I was allergic to them, but now they don’t seem to bother me. Which is great, because eggs are satiating, and generally fairly easy to make. Just give me a piece of hot buttered toast to go with them, and I’m a happy lady.
Eggs Over Easy
Learn how to make this popular variation of a fried egg.
- 1 fresh egg room temperature
- 1 tbsp salted butter
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Crack a room temperature egg into a small bowl.
Place a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Add the butter to the pan. Once the butter has melted, swirl the pan to coat it with the butter. Reduce heat to medium low.
Pour egg from bowl into the hot skillet.
Season with pepper and salt, as desired.
Once the whites have set (about 3-4 minutes), carefully slide a spatula under the yolk and gently flip the egg over.
Allow the egg to cook on this side for about 30 seconds to a minute, then remove from pan before the yolk can set. Serve immediately.