|Burnt Hard Boiled Eggs|
After my initial dismay, I wondered what I could do with them besides feeding them to the stray cats in my garden. And then I knew. I'd make one of my favorite dishes: deep fried egg curry! First of all, there is an actual thing called a deep fried egg curry, sometimes also called fried egg curry. If you do an on-line search, you'll find several versions of the recipe. Of course, normally, one starts out with regular hard boiled eggs that have been peeled, not burnt ones! The directions are the same, however.
First, I pricked each egg all over with the tines of a fork (to prevent the egg from exploding in the hot oil). Then, heated some oil in a deep frying pan (I used a traditional Sri Lankan frying pan which is shaped like a small wok) and fried the eggs until golden brown:
|Boiled Egg Being Deep Fried|
I fried the eggs individually until all three were done:
|Deep Fried Hard Boiled Eggs|
I left them to drain on some paper towels and made the curry gravy.
First, I sauted some sliced onions, a couple of cloves of garlic, and a few curry leaves in a bit of oil:
|Onions, Garlic and Curry Leaves Being Sauted|
Then, I added a heaping teaspoon of dark roasted curry powder and a level teaspoon of chili powder:
|Curry Powder and Chili Powder Added|
Opened a can of coconut milk:
|Canned Coconut Milk|
And added it to the mixture in the pan and let it cook a bit:
|With Coconut Milk Added|
Then, added the deep fried eggs to the curry gravy and added salt and lemon juice to taste:
|Deep Fried Egg Curry|
We've all heard of the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade". My variation of that is, "When life gives you burnt eggs, make deep fried egg curry!" :D
To accompany the eggs, I made some sauted cabbage. I know I posted how to make it, earlier, but I took some new pictures today, too. So, first, shred the cabbage:
Saute in a bit of oil, with dark roasted curry powder, salt, etc.:
|Saute with Curry Powder, etc.|
Cook for a few minutes:
Since I had some oil left over in the frying pan after deep frying the eggs, I decided to fry some lentil flour wafers, known as pappadum (many variations of how it is spelled):
I broke each pappadum in half to fit my frying pan and the amount of oil I had. It takes only a few seconds to fry each piece and it expands a bit as it fries:
|Pappadum Being Fried|
I drained the fried pappadum on a piece of paper towel. Once fried, they can be stored in an air-tight container for several days, so I fried a few extra pieces:
All that was left to do was open a jar of my homemade tomato chutney:
|Homemade Tomato Chutney|
Warm up the rice I had in the fridge, and serve myself a plate of lunch:
It was very good. The eggs didn't taste burnt, at all. They just tasted like regular deep fried egg curry. And I have enough leftovers for at least two more meals. All I need to do is cook some fresh rice.
Apart from cooking Sunday lunch, I did a load of laundry in the morning, and watered the back garden in the evening (it had been a bit cloudy and overcast, and I was hoping it would rain, but it didn't). I will probably wash another load of laundry before I go to sleep.
One of my friends had said she might visit me today (in fact, I had cooked a bit extra thinking she might join me for lunch and there was a package of chicken curry in the freezer if she didn't care for my fried egg curry), but she called later in the afternoon to say she wasn't able to visit, after all. The aunt who visited last night called to see how I was, which was very sweet of her. I will be video chatting with daughter, a bit later in the evening.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Knowing how to rescue my burnt eggs!
- A lovely Sunday lunch.
- Plenty of leftovers for the week
- Phone calls and video chats
- Being able to fit back into a pair of pants I had held onto for years!
How was your Sunday? What did you have for Sunday lunch?