Sonshine has problems getting up in the mornings. Well, who does not have?
I give him the first wake-up call. I hear a "Hmmmm".
A few minutes later... I give him a second warning call. I hear, "Yes Ma, I am up. I just need 2 minutes to open my eyes". 2 minutes to open eyes? I roll my eyes!
After 5 minutes (which for Sonshine probably feels like 2 seconds) , I give him his last and final call. No response. He is back in dream land.
I use my wake-up-call trump card.
I have an ingenious way to wake Sonshine in the mornings.
It goes like this, "Get up now, OR I will give you eggs for breakfast".
He is up & ready in a flash.
Sonshine does not like eggs - in any form. Well, may be he likes them in French toast and in cakes. Definitely in cakes. But that's it.
Sometimes, I make these
funny gross faced open sandwiches. I do not know whether it's the funny or the gross face or just the taste of the ketchup (everything tastes good with ketchup) that does it - Sonshine eats these.
These sandwiches are super easy to make. Scramble eggs, spread a little ketchup on a piece of bun, spread the scrambled eggs. Draw ketchup face. And serve/eat.
But that's not "Egg Fry". So what is it? It's a very simple,spicy dish made with boiled eggs. Kind of deviled eggs, but not exactly like them. They are very versatile since you can serve them as a snack, or as an appetizer. They also taste good with rice and chappati.
Kerala Style Egg Fry
- 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
- 2 tbsp Ulli Sammanthi; recipe given below.
- 2 tsp Canola oil
- 2 Curry Leaves finely chopped
- ½ Onion roughly chopped
- 1 tsp Paprika
- ¾ tsp Cayenne Pepper add extra for more spice
- Salt to taste
- Grind all the ingredients listed under the "Ulli Sammanthi section to a smooth paste. You can add a little water to help you grind the ingredients together. Ulli Sammanthi is ready. You can save this in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- Peel the shell of the hard boiled eggs and cut them in half.
- n a small saute pan, heat oil on stove top over medium high heat.
- Spread a little less than ¼ tbsp ulli sammanthi on each half of the eggs(on the yolk side).
- When the oil is hot, gently place the eggs in the pan with the yolk side down.
- They will sizzle and fry. You can place the remaining ulli sammanthi on top of the eggs. Sprinkle the chopped curry leaves too.
- After a minute or two, gently flip the eggs to the other side.
- When the second side of the egg is fried (it takes only a couple of minutes), transfer them to a serving plate. Sometimes, the ulli sammanthi(masala) refuses to stick to the egg, but instead sticks to the pan.
- Scrape the pan and scoop the fried masala on the egg. This serves as the garnish.