Time flies. Tomorrow we bid farewell to Year 2009 and welcome Year 2010. Someone casually asked my opinion about the 2012 doomsday prediction. Well, my answer is whether it will come true or not, life still goes on. Why should I fear about it if I can choose to be presently happy. Be joyful and healthy, that’s my personal goal in life. It has been my New Year resolution for these years. What’s yours?
Since returning to Singapore a week ago, I has been busy cooking and baking in the kitchen. To occupy my son (who is still at home for the school holidays), I even got him to help out in the kitchen! We had so much fun making cheesy cookies (which will be featured in the next post) and baked potato with sausages. Do you know why my son is so keen to volunteer himself? That’s because he can act as a “food taster” and sample all my shredded cheese.
During my recent trip home to Penang, I discovered one quick and easy dish from my mother – fried eggs in tomato sauce. It was also one of my favourite dish since childhood. However, as a child, I do remember disliking the sight of chili shreds in this dish, and discard them immediately. Till now it is still a habit of mine even though eating chili itself is no longer an issue.
The simplicity of this home-cooked dish is what I like best. No secret or special method behind it’s cooking. It’s also the nostalgic feeling I get from the many fond memories the dish brings back to me. After sampling his grandma’s fried eggs in tomato sauce, my son has developed a love for it. So does my niece and nephew.
My mother learnt most of her cooking from my grandmother. That usually means no written recipe. Just from the words of mouth without any specific measurement for ingredients used. She cooks from past experiences. I’m so glad that she allowed me to “invade” her kitchen and jolt down the recipe for this dish to share with you. The ingredients and seasonings used are merely her estimation. You may need to adjust it according to your own preference. (P/S: Another recipe from my mother is grandma’s pancake.)
I must say that this is the simplest and quickest egg dish that I know so far. It’s definitely a great start-up dish for people who has never cooked before. A dish that can assure you to pass with flying colours! What else to wait? Get your ingredients and “wok” now!If you like this article, please share: