Sunday, June 15, 2008

Chive flowers!

I've never eaten a chive flower. Heck, I've never even seen a chive flower before. They're neat. Really chive-y, but purple and pretty. At our CSA, they suggested we just throw them into a salad. Well, it's a bit too strong for that for me. But, getting some inspiration from this blog (about the only chive flower recipe I found on google), I decided to make an omelet. I adapted a lot of the ingredients to what I had, but left the two biggies the same: eggs and chive flowers.

End result: outstanding! Here's what it looked like:

Want the recipe? Never fear! You can't stop me from reciping. I just made that word up! Ha, ha, spell checker, I don't care that you don't think it's a word!


2 eggs
Splash of milk
1 tablespoon finely diced onion
1/2 clove garlic, finely diced
1 teaspoon minced fresh chives (additional for garnishing if desired)
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh parsley (additional for garnishing if desired)
Petals from one chive flower (additional chive flower for garnishing if desired)
2 tablespoons minced spinach (additional for garnishing if desired)
1/4 cup crumbled feta (additional for garnishing if desired)
2 teaspoons olive oil


Place olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute about 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk eggs and milk until lightly frothy. Add chives, parsley, chive flower petals, and spinach. It will be VERY herb-y.

Pour egg mixture into skillet with the onions and garlic. If the onions and garlic collect around the outside, quickly mix them in before the eggs start to set. Or just leave them along the outside.

Cook until eggs are almost set on top. Add feta cheese and cook an additional minute or two.

Slide the omelet out onto a plate, folding in half as it slides out of the pan. Garnish with additional, well, everything. If you'd like.

Random unrelated thought: The boys painted birdhouses for TK for Father's Day. We talked about how it was going to be a SURPRISE for Daddy, and how we shouldn't tell him about it. Well, that lasted a full day. Then they busted out with "Daddy, we painted a birdhouse for you". And they've told him pretty much every day since then. And today, they asked, "Can we give Daddy his birdhouses?"

TK wasn't too surprised, I don't think.


Threeundertwo said...

I don't know what I like about you more; your adventurous use of chive flowers or your blatant disregard for the spellchecker.

Did the family eat them?

Snickollet said...

That is one gorgeous omelette!

Loved the story of the birdhouses.

Mary Ellen said...

Ohhh. All of this looks so wonderful! Will the kids eat it too? I try to get them to eat what we (that is, the adults) eat, but sometimes they prefer nuggets. (They have no taste!) On the shrimp rolls, which looked awesome, I used to make Vietnamese rice paper rolls (pre-kids), which were so easy. No frying, so less to clean!