What's that lurking in there?
We don't have many shows to watch on the Food Network (Food Network Canada), but one show we do like is Laura Calder's French Food at Home. She makes everything look so easy, she does almost everything by hand (and you know how the French like to whisk and whip!), and she always manages to make about 5 or 6 dishes in a 30-minute show! She's also a little bit kooky; we like that. =)
In her picnic episode, for example, she made a cherry tart, green beans with toasted almonds, lobster and grapefruit salad, picnic "tabbouleh", whole mushroom salad and Piedmont eggs.
We knew we wanted to make those Piedmont eggs as soon as we saw it. By coincidence, we discovered that October 10 is World Egg Day. What better way to celebrate the egg.
It is so simple. We simply chopped parsley, garlic and anchovies. We combined that with olive oil and a touch of tomato paste then plopped in some peeled hardboiled eggs.
The hard part was waiting a for the eggs to marinate. We made it one day before eating.
Of course, once can just grab an egg and a little bit of the marinade and eat it as is. But of course, nothing mops up that lovely savory oil better than crusty bread. (This one is a JS-made European Peasant Loaf.)
Look at all those delicious garlicky, anchovy-y bits!
Some eggy eatingclub dishes
Tarragon-Carrot Deviled Eggs
Golden Egg Torta
Hunanese Stir-fried Eggs with Green Peppers
Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish "Omelette")
Piedmont Marinated Eggs
Asparagus and Crab Egg Crêpes
Stir-fried Egg and Tomato
Torta with Pork and Kecap Manis
Curried (Easter) Egg Salad
Taiwanese Stewed Eggs (滷蛋) with Stewed Minced Pork (魯肉 or 肉燥)
Longsilog (Longganisa + Sinangag + Itlog)
Torta (Mexican Sandwich)
Mr. Zheng's Soupy Tomatoes and Eggs with Tofu
Nasi Lemak (Malaysian Coconut Rice Meal with Sambal)
Home-style Chinese Steamed Egg with Pork
Golden Shrimp Torta (Philippine Shrimp Omelette)
Our Laura Calder & Laura Calder-inspired posts
Piedmont Marinated Eggs
Stuffed Savoy Cabbage with Pork
Pain Perdu (French Toast) with Sautéed Cherries
from Laura Calder's French Food at Home
6 x hardboiled eggs, peeled
1 cup finely chopped parsley
1 heads garlic, peeled and minced
4 tbsp tomato paste
6 x anchovies
2 cups extra virgin olive oil
Put the hardboiled eggs in a bowl. Beat together the remaining ingredients and pour over. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Put an egg on each plate, spoon over some oil, eat with crusty bread.
Laura Calder website
French Food at Home section on foodtv.ca
Season 1 episodes and recipes
Season 2 episodes and recipes
We're submitting this to Let's Celebrate World Egg Day, hosted by Abby of Eat the Right Stuff. Head on over to her blog for information on submitting an entry. The roundup will be posted on October 10, World Egg Day.