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:


I also chopped up some potatoes and garlic.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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).


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


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