Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Jiggly Eggs & Sweetcorn Cakes........Brunch is a rarity here at Loney Kitchen and if ever we do have it, Sunday is usually the chosen day. A bit of preparation is required since it's a bit of a special meal for us and eggs are always a staple. A moist and jiggly omelet is good company for spicy country sausage, tocino, San Andres tapa and in this case some crispy bacon with oven-roasted tomatoes and watercress, wedged in between sweetcorn pancakes and served with some grilled crusty bread. This is my version of Bill Granger's recipe which he serves with an Avocado salsa. You simply mix fresh corn kernels (canned will do) chopped onions and cilantro, eggs, flour and some baking powder and fry in a little oil. On a plate, start with a layer of corn cake, then bacon, tomatoes, watercress and top with another corn cake. My daughter taught me that the trick to making fluffy and moist eggs without the extra fat, is to add 2 tablespoons of water for each egg while beating lightly. Be sure to take the eggs off the pan while it's still wet and jiggly. After a meal such as this, all you'd want to do is crawl back in bed and spend the rest of the day in la-la land.

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