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Mama knows best

Mama knows best

When I was young, my mom would test different recipes and I would be her official taste tester. This is my rendition of one of her dishes and it is also my favorite of all time. Every time I make it, all plates are always cleaned out! It is a simple dish: tomato and egg. My mom usually makes it with sliced pork but I like the purity of making the ingredients as good as it could be. Even though there are only two main ingredients, the dish has many layers of flavor. First it is savory with a bit of acidity; then the sweetness and heat kicks in - combined with the creamy texture. It makes every bite taste like heaven. 

creamy egg and tomato

creamy egg and tomato

Egg and tomato

Serves 2-4

20 MINUTES AND COUNTING: Add 5 tomatoes in boiling water for about 10 minutes to remove the skin. (You can tell it's done when the tomatoes are floating and you can start to see the skin cracking).

While the tomatoes is being blanched, let 5 eggs sit at room temperature. And whisk in a medium bowl with 1/4 cups of chicken broth, 2 teaspoons of Parmesan cheese powder, a pinch of salt. At this point, the tomatoes should be ready to be drained in cold water. Pad with paper towel to dry. 

10 MINUTES AND COUNTING: In large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of oil and tomatoes and let it sizzle for few minutes. Using the back of the wooden spatula, crush the tomatoes until they break apart. Once water starts to come out of the tomatoes, add 1 teaspoon of red pepper flake, 2 tablespoons of ketchup, 1 teaspoon of tomato paste (optional) and 2 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Tomato sauce  

Tomato sauce  

Stir occasionally at medium heat until most of the tomatoes dissolve into sauce - then lower the heat to low. 

Tomato sauce  

Tomato sauce  

5 MINUTES AND COUNTING: On another skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil at high heat for 1 minute. Then turn to low heat and add the egg mixture and vigorously stir to avoid any sticking. Let it settle and fold as it starts to solidify at the bottom. Repeat until it becomes a creamy texture. 

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Scrambled eggs in progress  

Scrambled eggs in progress  

Scrambled eggs

Scrambled eggs

Mix the egg into the tomato and then serve with white rice, or pretty much anything you desire!!! Enjoy! 

Creamy tomato and egg  

Creamy tomato and egg  

Creamy tomato and egg

Creamy tomato and egg

SHOPPING LIST

Eggs, 5 at room temperature 

Tomato, 5 (I splurged in organic ones on the vine) 

Olive oil, 2 tablespoon and 1 tablespoon  

Chicken broth , 1/4 cup

Ketchup, 2 tablespoons 

Red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon

Parmesan cheese powder, 1 tablespoon  

Garlic powder, 2 teaspoons

Tomato paste, 1 teaspoon (optional, recommended if you want it to taste richer)

Savor Togetherness

Savor Togetherness

A Pot of Gold

A Pot of Gold