Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Easy Greek-Style Breakfast

Kayana. Say what? Don't worry so much about the name, which is what this dish is called in Greece. And worry less about what to have for breakfast or eating healthy or eating clean or eating low-carb. Just do this: Gather two eggs, a couple of pieces of a good Feta cheese (creamy and tangy), four cherry tomatoes, olive oil and a large basil leaf (or other fresh herbs like parsley or dill). You are almost done with this "no recipe" recipe and "fast food" breakfast.  Stay tuned.

The traditional Kayana takes a bit longer, requiring cooking chopped tomatoes for a while before you add the eggs and feta. This is my simplified version.

Crack eggs into a bowl, sprinkle with salt and pepper and whisk well. Set aside. Heat a small non-stick pan and pour in about 2 tablespoons of oil. Break each piece of feta into 3 smaller pieces and place directly into the pan. When the cheese begins to melt a bit on the bottom, flip it over and add the tomato pieces. What you're looking for is the cheese to develop a toasty golden bottom and the tomatoes to blister. At that point, pour in the previously whisked eggs and work quickly to move them around so that the eggs cook into large curds. You are not making scrambled eggs; you are making something between an omelet and a scramble. Turn out onto a plate and tear the basil over the top. Sit. Eat. Head off to school or work. It's going to be a great day!

Fast food breakfast Greek-style