mediterranean eggs

mediterranean eggs olives mozzarella

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Mediterranean eggs olives mozzarella is about bites of fresh and flavorful. Freshness abounds and simplicity and a few ingredients win big!

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and why not make it a dining experience! Of course, that’s my mantra whenever I cook. It’s far beyond just a recipe. It becomes a dining experience. Now that doesn’t mean it has to be all fancy schmancy! It doesn’t mean you’ve got to work yourself to death like you’re hosting an ambassador from another country or a state meal. So why not look for new breakfast ideas that make the weekends and special occasions more memorable!

Mediterranean Foods

Mediterranean foods are quite popular. You’ve heard of the Mediterranean diet. You’ve probably eaten dishes that are considered Mediterranean foods. So what makes these foods so delicious? Well, it’s simple. The cuisine of the Mediterranean is all about fresh and simple. So the Mediterranean foods become just that, fresh, easy and simple. Mediterranean eggs olives mozzarella is about bites of fresh and flavorful. Freshness abounds and simplicity and a few ingredients win big! 

Shakshuka

My very first bites of shakshuka have been etched in my memory forever. I had the most original shakshuka in a street cafe in Jerusalem while a guest of Taste of Israel. I must say, it was totally ecstatically delicious! I suppose that’s what’s inspired this breakfast idea and what makes this recipe just one of my best eggs recipes ever. Never before had I thought of eggs in this fashion. 

What makes this recipe for mediterranean eggs olives mozzarella similar to shakshuka are a few things:

  • It’s cooked and served right from the cast iron skillet.
  • Everything in it is fresh.
  • There’s lots of tomatoes in it. 
  • You sop up all the glorious juices with baguette bread. 

Best Eggs

The best eggs is not always about just the eggs. What best eggs means is that you create an ambiance not only with the food but also with how the food looks. Focus on little things like your serving pieces. As you see here, I’m using a hand whittled wood spoon. Fund this a few years ago from a vendor at the Merle Fest in Western NC. I’m always on the lookout for anything that will enhance that ‘dining experience’ and make the food even more memorable. Think about that as you create your next dishes and meals. It’s something that lets you have some food fantasies and fun!

mediterranean eggs

 

Yield: About 4 servings

mediterranean eggs olives mozzarella

mediterranean eggs with olives & mozzarella

Mediterranean eggs olives mozzarella is about bites of fresh and flavorful. Freshness abounds and simplicity and a few ingredients win big!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbl. butter
  • 1 Tbl. garlic, minced
  • 15 cherry tomatoes, sliced lengthwise in halves
  • 6 green onions, sliced including green tops
  • 2 tsp. Greek seasoning mixture
  • 3 cups tender lettuce greens, loosely packed 
  • 15 mini mozzarella balls or 8 ounces of soft mozzarella cut up into pieces
  • ½ cup olives (green, black, sliced or whole, but pitted)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the garlic; saute about a minute. Add the tomatoes, green onions, seasoning mixture and blend into the garlic/butter. Reduce heat to low.

Push this mixture to the outer edges of the skillet making a round center. Put the greens in, top with the mozzarella balls and olives all around. Drizzle on the olive oil all over. Gently crack the eggs and place in quadrant areas of the center most part. Cover with a lid and let the eggs steam until the whites are done and the yolks are still soft. This will take about 5-8 minutes.

Remove from heat, remove lid and let the skillet rest a couple of minutes. Scoop out and serve immediately. Each person gets the yummy mixture plus one sunny side egg.

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