Ok, first things first. I. LOVE. EGGS. If someone told me that I had to choose one food item that I would have to eat for the rest of my life, it would be eggs. For one, the cooking opportunities are endless…scrambled, hard boiled, over easy, over medium, poached, you name it, I’ll eat it! And if you consider all the other ingredients you could add to eggs!!! Forget it! The options are quite literally endless.
Now that we have that out of the way, this one little recipe that I am about to share with you has changed my life and the way I view eggs forever. My husband is actually the one that introduced it to me as it is based on the Salvadorian version of “tomatada”. In our household, we like to call this dish “tomato-y goodness”.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 tbs. chopped onion, chopped very very finely
3 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
1 very large tomato, cubed
½ Knorr tomato chicken bouillon cube
Salt & pepper to taste
** I know what you’re thinking. She just went on a tirade about how much she loves eggs and this is not eggs. You’re right. It’s not. But it makes eggs so much better!! Whether you fold it into scrambled eggs, serve it on the side, put it on top of eggs over easy, put it in a breakfast sandwich, poach your eggs in it…trust you me. It will make your eggs so much better.
For the preparation:
- Heat your olive oil over medium high heat. Put the onions in and let them cook until they turn a medium golden brown.
- Add the tomato, chicken bouillon, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 5 minutes or until the consistency is right (it should be somewhat like salsa).
- Remove from heat.
- Jump up and down and clap your hands in joy and anticipation as you prepare to serve.
The quality of the tomatoes matter. The tastier the tomato, the tastier the tomato-y goodness.
In a pinch, you can use strained tomatoes but the taste will be slightly different and, in my opinion, not as good.
When I say large tomato, I mean a very large tomato. As you can see in the pictures, the tomato I used was of gigantic proportions, fresh from the garden of a family friend. If you use average sized store bought tomatoes, you will likely want to use two.
Try it and let me know if it’s as life changing for you as it is for me!