A reader's idea for a vegetable scramble

A reader's idea for a vegetable scramble

In a recent comment posted to my spinach,leek, and garlic scramble, a reader made the kind of suggestion I really like. It could make it into a new edition of Michael Pollan's Food Rules - just like "don't eat anything that comes to you through your car window."

She suggested you simply sauté a bunch of veggies, add eggs and then follow the instructions below. (This morning I sautéed spinach, onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes, orange bell pepper, parsley, the kernels from a couple of ears of corn, some fresh basil, and marjoram in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, beat 4 eggs lightly, and poured them over the veggies when they were softened and seasoned to taste.) The reader then simply turns the heat to low, covers the egg/vegetable mixture, and takes a shower. Voila. When you are done with the shower, you have a light, fluffy, and tasty sort of quiche-like frittata scramble.

This serves four people. What a great way to get more veggies into your diet. Thanks to the NYT article I got a good new idea to share.


Preston Maring, MD