Friday, September 18, 2015
One-Handed Scrambled Cheesy Eggs with Tomato and Scallion
This is my basic how-to to make one-handed cheesy scrambled eggs with tomato and scallion, complete with helpful tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . .maybe. They would have been helpful to me if I would have known them ahead of time!
First, gather all of your tools and ingredients. It becomes even more important to have everything right at hand when you can only use one hand.
What you'll need:
2 bowls~~one to scramble in, one to eat out of
2 forks~~one to scramble with, one to eat with
5 grape tomatoes
2 green scallions
1 Tablespoon beef broth
a small handful of shredded cheese
1 small non-stick skillet
Okay. Are you ready? Here's one thing I learned. Wash your eggs before you try to crack them one-handed, unless you're one of those really skilled people like a Top Chef or something.
Because. . . . . . . .
something like this is bound to happen if you are cracking eggs one-handed.
Scramble the eggs with the fork. If you've broken your dominant hand and are trying to use your usually awkward, somewhat useless hand, it might seem strange and feel weird. Just go slow so that you don't awkwardly splash all of the egg out of the bowl. Add a shake of garlic powder. Please note: Only use the side of the lid on your garlic powder shaker that says "lift." You will NEVER be able to lift the other side, even if you can use both hands. It just doesn't work that way.
Also, just leave the fork in the bowl once you're done scrambling. You don't want to drip raw egg all over your kitchen on the way to the sink. When it's time you can pour the egg out of the bowl into the pan while holding the fork in the bowl. This is actually a lot easier than it sounds. Then you can put them both in the sink at the same time. Remember to rinse immediately. Dried egg actually turns into superglue. And that would just be difficult to clean with one hand.
To make cutting your grape tomatoes in half with one hand easier, pierce it with the tip of the knife first. That way you're not left trying to chase the tomatoes all over your cutting surface.
Cut the scallions with kitchen shears~~these things have been a blessing to me.
Place the tomatoes in the non-stick skillet and heat over medium-low heat. Add the tablespoon of beef broth and cook for about 3 minutes.
Add the eggs to the pan and top with cheese and scallions.
Use spatula to scramble while cooking. It only takes a few minutes.
Try to shimmy your eggs off your skillet into your bowl. Bowls are essential here. Think of the sides of your bowl as your helper. Using a bowl can help prevent chasing eggs off of a plate into your lap.
And THAT'S how you make one-handed scrambled cheesy eggs with tomato and scallion.
Have you ever had to cook one-handed?
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