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Troubleshoot My Egg Dish


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Troubleshoot My Egg Dish

Jim Leff | Jul 23, 2013 12:39 PM

This turned out good-not-great, and I'd love to hear suggestions.

[Update: I'd forgotten how drastically (and senselessly) the photo upload function shrinks photos, so I'll link to a shot rather than upload one: http://imgur.com/Q3aUkuR


Here's what I did:

Sauteed 1/4 chopped onion and 3 chopped scallions in 2 tsp butter for a couple mins.

Added a medium tomato (coarsely chopped), 1/2 chopped avocado, handful of baby spinach leaves. Cooked for a couple mins.

Added 3 egg whites, 1 yolk (beaten with a bit of milk + salt and pepper).

When eggs set, stirred in broken up pieces of a TJ's whole wheat tortilla (toasted till almost burnt, then lightly buttered).


1. Eggs wound up extremely non-fluffy.
Due to the water content of the tomatoes?

2. Tomatoes a bit dry
To fix this and #1, maybe I should add fresh chopped tomato after cooking eggs, or at least much later in the process

3. Lack of scallion flavor
Maybe they're overwhelmed by the onions? Maybe I overcooked the onion/scallion combo?

4. Tortilla pieces too soggy
Guess I need to add them later. Or find a thicker bread to use, that can stand up better to the moisture.

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