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Lidia Bastianich's Oregano Eggs Recipe

 
Lidia Bastianich's Oregano Eggs Recipe
Posted November 18th, 2013 @ 12:06pm

The following is a recipe from Lidia Bastianich's new book "Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master."

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OREGANO EGGS

Uova all’Origano

 

This is one of the simplest and yet tastiest preparations of eggs I’ve ever had. One afternoon, a friend and I unexpectedly dropped in on my friend Mario in Trieste. It was lunchtime, and he had a big basket full of fresh eggs he had brought down from the Carso, the high plateau surrounding Trieste. Eggs it was for lunch, served with a bowl of radicchio salad. We were just a few people that day, but this recipe is so very easy to modify for smaller or larger groups.

 

Serves 4

2 tablespoons extra- virgin olive oil

8 large eggs

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ cup grated Grana Padano or

Parmigiano-Reggiano

 

Set a large (12- inch) nonstick skillet over a burner that’s still off. Swirl the pan with the olive oil, and gently break all the eggs to fill the pan, taking care not to break the yolks. Sprinkle with the salt and dried oregano. Sprinkle the grated cheese over all.

Cover the skillet, and turn the flame to medium- low. Cook until the whites are set and the yolks are done to your liking, about 7 to 8 minutes for still- runny yolks. This is a great breakfast or main course, or, served over some arugula, it can be an appetizer.

 

quick tip

It can be difficult to crack eggs into a skillet for frying. Instead, you can crack two eggs into a small glass bowl and then slide them into the skillet when it’s hot.

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