Yesterday, I came home from my holidays in Florida and was so excited and happy to be finally back again in my own kitchen, to cook something with my own pots and pans, surrounded by my kitchen’s familiar smell and by my cats, walking around my legs. What a great feeling! After a long trip, during which most of the time you haven’t many options what to eat, where you don’t always find fresh, organic and paleo compatible food, every time it feels like a real detox to get back to the simple things and just combine healthy fats and oils and to know, what the food you later enjoy, consists of. The idea to cook scrambled eggs with caramelized shallotts was developed out of need – which as we know is the mother of invention.
Two days before I came back from Florida, my parents went on holiday to the North Sea and had left all their fresh food in my fridge, so I could use it up. So, I had enough eggs, pastured butter for ghee, but no tomatoes and herbs to cook my favorite standard scrambled eggs. Something new had to be invented and that’s how this recipe was born.
The caramelized shallots give the egg a wonderfully sweet and savory flavor. Don’t forget to prepare the eggs and the shallots separately, and to pour the shallots over the eggs as a topping.Print
- 1–2 shallots, sliced into fine rings
- 3 whisked eggs
- some maple syrup
- salt and freshly ground pepper
1. Heat ghee in a pan, add shallots and sauté on low to middle heat, until browned (see photo).
2. Add maple syrup to shallots and stir well.
3. Add salt and pepper.
4. Remove shallots from stove and keep them warm until the eggs are cooked.
5. Melt ghee in a pan.
6. Add eggs and let them allow to cook on lower heat. Don’t forget: just move the egg around with a spatula as it begins to become firm, don’t stir, as you don’t want little egg beads. The egg should still be yellow and not browned.
7. Flip the eggs over and allow to cook for some seconds on the other side.
8. Serve eggs on a plate with salt and pepper and add the shallots on top.
Keywords: scrambled eggs, paleo breakfast, caramelized onions