A satisfying, simple dinner

Friday night dinner. End of a full-on week for Maggie, filling in as Personal Assistant to the school Principal. Early start Saturday morning, to be in Healesville by 9.30am, taking lunch for four adults and sustaining morning-tea-cake for the home improvers. So nothing too complicated.

South Gippsland free range eggs; Tasmanian smoked salmon; Irrewarra sourdough bread, sliced for toasting; and freshly snipped chives from our garden. Perfect!

Scrambled eggs 1   Scrambled eggs 2

It is easier to cook scrambled eggs using 4 or 5 eggs rather than two. You can store any leftovers in the fridge for 2-3 days and use them as snack-food, gently re-heated in a microwave oven.

I use 5 eggs, 100ml of cooking cream (milk or thin pouring cream will produce a watery result), a generous pinch of salt and about 2 tsp of butter. Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl, beat them with a whisker, add the cream and salt and whisk to combine.

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat – low heat will not do the job – melt the butter and pour in the beaten eggs and cream. After 20-30 seconds, use a wooden spatula to move the eggs from the edge of the pan to the middle then spread (fold) it gently. Repeat this procedure until all the egg mix is cooked – it will be soft but solid.

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About rmgtravelsandfood

Maggie and I are both in our early 60s and live in Melbourne, Australia. This blog is devoted to our shared passions for travel and fine dining at home. As cooks, we are skilful and adventurous within a framework of mainly traditional ingredients and techniques, and we aim to prepare nutritious food that looks good and tastes delicious. Our evolving repertoire is influenced by both our travels and Melbourne's vibrant food culture. While we are young enough, our priority travel destinations are overseas, although we do spend a few weekends each year exploring south-eastern Australia. As travellers, we are most comfortable with a combination of organised and independent touring. Our first overseas journey together was to Italy in the northern autumn of 2008. We later travelled in France (2009), Spain (2011), Singapore and Cambodia (2012/13). All trips from 2014 onwards are documented in this blog.
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