As the economy gets worse, we look to the recipes of our grandmothers. Another Great Depression classic, I offer you Eggs Goldenrod.
Back when everybody and their neighbor kept chickens, eggs might have been one of the few protein sources a family might have.
Since my backyard flock is laying like fiends again, it is time for an egg recipe.
While we will not be winning any food competitions, we will fill 4 hungry tummies with a delicious comfort food.
Here we go:
1. Make a roux
6 Tablespoons of butter or margarine
6 Tablespoons of flour
Melt the butter, whisk in the flour. Bubble together over a low flame until the starchy smell goes away. It should smell like buttered popcorn, when it’s ready.
2. Turn it into a cream sauce by slowly adding:
Low budget version:
A 12oz. can of evaporated milk
1-1/2 cup of water
High budget version:
3 cups of milk
3. Salt and pepper to taste.
4. Add 9 to 12 sliced hard boiled eggs.
5. Serve over a piece of toast.
Garnish: Reserve the yolk from two of the eggs and put through a garlic press or rub through a sieve. Sprinkle over each plate.
Others in th Waiting-For-Payday Comfort Food series:
Marinated Chicken– super beginner recipe with just 2 ingredients
Bread Pudding — a stale bread comfort food
Hoover Cakes — an empty cupboard snack
Roux Tutorial – for the beginner
This week, at my house, we are having home grown edamame …creamed on toast.
So what protein can you serve creamed on toast?