The Tiffin Series – Edgy Eggs
Like every other kid, I hated vegetables. The hatred came from the fact that my father hates vegetables, and he was and still is my Clint Eastwood. So, anything and everything that he liked or disliked, I did too. Yeah taking ‘Daddy’s little girl’ way too far? But who cares? Well, my mother does! She used to come up with bizarre reasons to eat vegetables. She even did drag God in, and impose compulsory “vegetarian day” twice a week.
Apart from the bizarre theories, she always came up with innovative ways of making me eat vegetables. Now, I loved eggs. So, she’d figure innovative ways of masking the vegetables in egg and feeding them to me. I mean come on, I feel cheated. For the longest time, I thought soya nuggets were meat! Sheesh! Anyway, so I never really ate just eggs, but I did eat eggs laced with vegetables. Yes, I am making it sound fancy, but it was definitely not!
Nevertheless, I did learn that if I need to feed vegetables to a vegetable hater, I need to mask it with something they would love to devour. Thus, were born my egg muffins. They are simple, they are full of flavour and delightfully quick. A perfect tiffin treat for your kids and guaranteed peace of mind for you. So here go the details of creating these masterpieces.
The reason I say primary ingredients is because well that’s the necessary bouquet.
2 stalks of spring onions (chopped)
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt to taste and pepper too
2Tbsp of cream
½ cup grated carrot
½ cup grated beetroot
1/4th cup finely chopped beans
1/4th cup peas
It’s fairly simple and actually you can get your kid to do all the grating of all the ingredients that need to be grated. Chill, It’s not child labour, it’s just co working!
Anyway, beat the eggs with the salt and add all the vegetables that you want to it. I also add fried bacon and sausages, but you can refrain from that if you choose to.
Mix them well, and grease a the muffin tray and dollop up the filling till it reaches the top. Keep it that way and keep filling it up like that. Now in a pre – heated oven bake it at 150 degrees for 40 mins. Once the time is up, de-mould it and pack it up in the tiffins.
These are a classic and can work with various permutations and combinations. Give it a shot. Experiment, and, put your kids/s to work. Trust me, it will all be worth it!