Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
Great for breakfast or even dinner but don’t forget the toasted bagel.
The Backstory: There isn’t a Jewish mother alive who hasn’t perfected the art of the scrambled egg, if only for the sake of another Jewish mom favorite: the weekly dairy dinner. I don’t know how the weekly dairy dinner came to be, but growing up in my house, it seemed to pop up now and again on Sundays when my mother had just about had enough of my brother and me (we gave her a pretty good run for her money) and she could not bear the thought of another night in the kitchen, or, when she’d had just about enough of all of us (Dad included, this time) between his busy schedule running back and forth to our family’s bagel bakery, and the schlepping and carpooling and everything else just got to be too much. More of the Backstory after the recipe… Note: If adding other veggies, add at the same time you add the tomatoes and cook together. Then add eggs and proceed as usual.
Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes & Cheese
Note: If adding other veggies, add at the same time you add the tomatoes and cook together. Then add eggs and proceed as usual.
…The Backstory continues:
At that point, it would be announced that we were having a dairy dinner, and we all knew what that meant: scrambled eggs and cheese, my dad’s delicious bagels (woo hoo!) and/or possibly, potato or cheese blintzes with applesauce and sour cream. Either way, it was all good.
I love scrambled eggs (although for the past ten years, I’ve been on the egg white bandwagon) and this recipe works just as well with egg whites. The key to perfect scrambled eggs is to cook them low and slow. Low heat and slow stirring equals creamy scrambled eggs.
You can add any combination of veggies and cheese you like or omit them if you prefer. I often add cherry tomatoes and sometimes spinach and American cheese to mine (and my husband and kids’ as a way of cramming in some vitamin C and iron-rich greens), but you can swap out any combo you like–peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheddar…use your imagination. A dash of salt and pepper give this simple but delicious anytime meal the perfect amount of seasoning.
I always serve scrambled eggs with some kind of toasted bread or bagel and a small bowl of fresh fruit. Just like a good New York diner, only better, because you can eat in your pjs. What’s not to love?