Dirty Eggs: Chanterelle style

This is the first post written entirely from my phone. I’m sorry.

I make a dish called dirty eggs. The contents vary according to what I have about. A few years ago I knew someone who worked in a cafe and at the close of business every Saturday she gave me all the salads, sandwiches and bakery items. That is more or less when dirty eggs began.

I used to chop up a potato real fine and then tip the spinach salad with red onions and feta into a saute pan. While it cooked, I would pick the toppings out of the cobb, chef salads as well as the meat out of the sandwiches and toss them in with the spinach.

Once everything was cooked, I would add a dozen eggs. I would slowly scramble them so the eggs would get big lumps and then serve over the toasted sandwich bread. Dirty eggs.

The contents depended on what M gave me that Saturday. The kids LOVED it. Life moved on and eventually M and I parted ways. Kids and hubby still wanted dirty eggs. It became whatever we had around; same principle to the dish.

This is is what we had this last Sunday. Chanterelles have had a mind blowing season. It has been over 2 months of record harvests.

We are a little Chanted out. I’ve just started giving them a quick saute (my favorite cooking method if you haven’t caught on yet!!) With some onions and garlic and putting them in a jar in the fridge.

That looks a little something like this:

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I also chopped up some potatoes and garlic.

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I put the onions and garlic in a cast iron skillet.

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I have learned to not nag food. I let the onions cook while I took a little walk out back. I found some lovely Malabar spinach and some nice little cherry tomatoes.

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I put the chants into the onions and garlic mix and got them all happy and mixed.

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Then I added my potatoes and a cup of water to make sure they steamed and took their sweet time cooking so I could go check up on the camper destruction. The kids took over because I sort of had a stroke when I got outside. They didn’t take pictures of the eggs getting added.

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Once the eggs were pretty well cooked, Pavan tossed in the Malabar spinach and cooked it for a few. She finished it with halved cherry tomatoes.

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This is a day in our lives. The girls make sure eggs are something we never run low on.  When we see white eggs, they look like freaks. (Those eggs below are green).

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Try dirty eggs yourself!  Throw whatever you have into a skillet!

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