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The Olive And The Caper: Greek Fried Egg.

September 10th, 2009 1 comment


misc-022Did you know that many in Greece start the day with an Egg fried in Olive Oil?  It’s true according to The Olive and The Caper.  The recipe for one Greek Fried Egg in this books calls for 1/4 Cup of Olive Oil.  I’ve always used a pat of Butter, but gave the Olive Oil a try.  I was unsure about using the entire 1/4 Cup, but did it anyway.  And the cooking instructions require the Olive Oil to be HOT to brown the Egg to a crisp around the edges.  I was a little afraid of that too, but complied.  And just before turning out to a bowl, you’re to spoon the hot oil over the top of the Egg.  All is then transferred to a bowl to eat.  The Greeks enjoy the Egg while sopping up the Olive Oil with a crusty loaf of Bread.  The book says that you’ll love it — I liked it a lot.  The author reports that her hair and skin never looked as clear and shiny as it did when she was living in Greece and eating hundreds of Greek Fried Eggs — That can be a good incentive to eat ’em.