Sunday, March 7, 2010

Nettle Pesto, Avocado, Caramelized Leeks with Local Scrambled Eggs Over Toast.

 
From my mom's chicken eggs 

Slow cooking those eggs on my great uncle Don's copper pans
 
Nettle Pesto, Avocado, Caramelized Leeks with Local Scrambled Eggs Over Toast.
Funny how breakfast matches my kitchen paint so perfectly.

Nettle Pesto, Avocado, Caramelized Leeks with Local Scrambled Eggs Over Toast.
Serves 2
2 cups nettles (wear gloves!)
2 tablespoons pine nuts
 ¼ cup olive oil plus more for sauteing
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
1 large leek, chopped and husk removed
clove garlic minced
 4 fresh, local eggs
8 slices avocado
2 slices whole wheat bread
 salt and pepper

Make nettle pesto by adding fresh nettles, pine nuts, oils, and parmesan cheese, into a food processor or blender. Pulse to blend, adding oil slowly. Add a bit more oil or even a splash of water to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Set pesto aside. Add a couple dollops of olive oil to a small saute pan over medium-high heat. Add chopped leeks and add garlic after a couple minutes. Saute until soft and caramelized, add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set leeks aside.
Use the same pan to scramble eggs, adding salt and pepper to taste. When eggs are cooked half-way through, add cooked leeks and stir until combined.
Place two slices of bread into the toaster until desired crispness.
Spread nettle pesto onto each slice of bread. Top with scrambled eggs and leeks, avocado slices and garnish with more grated parmesan cheese.

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6 comments:

Mama EZ said...

clearly we need to come over for breakfast. I mean it looks delicious AND your kitchen is my favorite color! ;)

Banu said...

Hi Melissa,

A bit round about way to get to you, but I'm Banu Ogan from http://www.ahungrybearwontdance.com/, and you wrote to me honoring with food blog of the day on Foodista for Sunday, March 21. Thank you! You wanted my email address to send me the widget to post on my blog, and for some reason I am unable at the moment to log into Foodista, so I thought I'd find you here. Yes, I'd love to post the widget, and thank you for honoring me! My email address is Banu@aol.com. Looking forward to reading your blog, too! Thanks, Banu

Food-G said...

O.M.G...egg lovers UNITE! This looks too good, like maybe-it-should-be- illegal-good.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMMM,..now that's an alternative breakfast!!

So healthy & apart too!

It screams: EAT ME!!

Euclydes said...

That egg pic is a award winning one. Makes me want to eat them with shells. Very nice.

Melissa said...

Thanks Euclydes!

Boy it's been forever since I posted on my personal blog... thanks for the reminder!