Please tell me you are sprouting! -or- Eggs 'n sprouts

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I never liked sprouts. Never. They were always so dry and flavorless. To be frank, I always thought they were one of those things that only people who eat for nourishment, not for enjoying the food itself. Because honestly, it tastes like cardboard. I kept trying them. Kept thinking that I must be missing something. I really wanted to like them.

But, those were the days of store bought sprouts. Then, one magical day Mamacita started to sprout. Let me clarify. She, herself did not begin to sprout. She, herself began to grow sprouts. Glad we cleared that up. Anyway, just when I thought I had lost all hope. Just when I was downright refusing to even try them, she made me some fried eggs 'n sprouts. Sounds weird and oh so simple. They just go together. Trust me.
Now, I myself am sprouting. And it tastes good. And it is fun. I mean, when else do you get the satisfaction of watching seeds turn into this in less than a week?:

Eggs 'n Sprouts
serves one

I go through phases. Sometimes I like just the whites, sometimes the whole eggs. The choice is yours. Also, I know that many chefs are probably going to turn their noses up when they see that I suggest using garlic powder here. Try it before you knock it.

1 Tbs butter
2 eggs

one handful sprouts such as clover or alfalfa

pinch of garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a non-stick pan. Add the sprouts when the butter has melted and allow them to cook for a few minutes. Once they have begun to wilt a bit add in your eggs, whole or whites only or whatever floats your boat. Sprinkle the garlic powder, salt, and pepper over them and then continue to cook them how you normally cook your fried eggs.

Serve over toast for the maximum flavor party in your mouth.


  1. Well, you've sold me! I think I'm going to have to start sprouting also. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

  2. Yum, yum, YUMMMMMM>>>>> One of my favorite meals is eggs and salad. Preferably with mizuna or spinach and a dash of arugula. No I can't wait to revive the sprouting (the last batch petered out in the fridge).


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