Even though the days are getting shorter and our girls (hens) are taking a bit of an annual rest we still get plenty of eggs to keep our family going. I think I have said this before but I honestly probably wouldn’t be farming if it didn’t taste so good. Now that we are actually on our farm and can begin our own meat production (yes we do eat meat) and ramp up our egg production I am having to learn a whole new way to eat though using fresh, in season ingredients. At this time of the year that often means stored foods.
Since discovering a few years ago that I have a dairy allergy I have also been learning a whole new way to cook. Unfortunately many western egg dishes pair eggs with cheese so many of these are off limits to me. So with eggs piling up I began looking for other options. So I turned to one of my all time favorite cookbooks–Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian. Some of the ingredients in the book have been hard to find in my neck of the woods but I am learning good substitutes. So this weekend I made the Eggs in Coconut Milk Sauce. Here is my variation.
Amy’s Eggy Comfort
5-6 hard boiled eggs
1 can coconut milk (I love Thai Kitchen brand)
1/2 can of water (I use the coconut milk can to get as much as I can in the sauce)
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 large onion finely diced
2 hot peppers diced
3 tomatoes peeled and diced
15 Thai Basil leaves
1 TBSP tamarind soup base (use 2 TBSP fresh lime or lemon juice)
dash of salt
Hard boil and peal the eggs. Then either quarter them lengthwise or score them being careful not to cut all the way through (I started out trying to score them but ended up quartering most of them).
Put the remaining ingredients in a medium pot, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the eggs, stir gently and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Serve with rice, I love Jasmine rice. Enjoy.
So the onions, tomatoes (we still have some green tomatoes slowly turning in our garage), peppers and of course eggs all came from our farm. I love it when we are able to use our own produce to make yummy dishes like this.