Sunday, 18 May 2014

Spiced Eggs with Pumpkin

 
Spiced Eggs with Pumpkin by Carole's Chatter


I was inspired to give these Spiced Eggs with Pumpkin a go by  having almost no food in the fridge except for a piece of pumpkin and some eggs.  I turned to my latest go to cookbook – Eat by Nigel Slater – and what do you know he had a recipe that used eggs and pumpkin (or squash).  So here is my version of it.
The only ingredients were – some olive oil for frying, a smallish piece of uncooked pumpkin, mustard seeds (I used yellow ones), garam masala and 2 eggs.
First I cooked the pumpkin very lightly in the microwave – or you could steam it.  I peeled it after cooking because that is so much easier than peeling it first.  I then cut it up into bite sized chunks.
You gently heat your olive oil in a pan (say 2-3 tablespoons) and pop a dessert spoonful of mustard seeds in to warm – once any of them start hopping around in the pan, add your pumpkin.  Let it fry off until it colours up and has crispy edges – don't stir too vigorously or it will break up.
Sprinkle a dessertspoonful of garam masala over the pumpkin and keep cooking for a couple of minutes.  I was worried that the dish would be too spicy but in fact it wasn't at all.  You could add more. 

Spiced Eggs with Pumpkin by Carole's Chatter
Take your spiced pumpkin out and put it on a warm plate while you fry your eggs in the remaining oil and spices – cook them to your liking.  Serve the eggs with the pumpkin and you have a crunchy, slightly spicy light meal.  I did add salt and pepper at the table – because I love it but you wouldn't have to.

10 comments:

  1. That sounds delicious!!! I have all those ingredients on hand, too.

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  2. This is a combination I never would have thought of myself, but it sounds absolutely delicious!

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  3. Wow! I love the sound of this. Two ingredients I wouldn't have thought to put together, but I bet it was delicious.

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  4. I love Nigel Slater's recipes- just reading them makes me drool like one of Pavlov's dogs!
    Your rainbow tray is fantastic - where did it come from?

    Sunday blessings xx

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  5. This does sounds good and oh so easy!

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  6. Oh this looks like my idea of heaven. I've been toying with the idea of buying Eat for the last couple of weeks. This dish convinces me I absolutely have to have it.

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  7. What a unique combination -- and amazing that Slater had a recipe for it in his book.

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  8. Nice one Carole - as it happens I have a squash sitting in my vegetable box, which I think would do instead....

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  9. This sounds delicious and so unique! I love pumpkin and have definitely never eaten it with eggs or those spices…I'd love to give this a try!

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  10. I've only recently discovered Nigel Slater. What are the odds that you'd find an actual recipe using the few ingredients you had? Cool! I never would have thought to use pumpkin and eggs together. Looks good!
    Thanks for sharing, Carole!

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