23 November 2009

Just a little bit of cheese

Ever wondered what to do with that little bit of hard cheese (Cheddar, Cheshire etc) that is left over and has got a little bit too hard for the cheese board?

This is a little trick that I learnt from a lovely lady in Brazil, and I never throw away any little pieces of leftover cheese again - in fact, I make sure I always have some left over!

Crack a large egg into a little olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and then bash the yolk to make sure it breaks. Grate the little piece of cheese over the egg - there is no such thing as too much, but keep it on the egg - don't spill over into the pan.

Wait until the underside of the egg has hardened and the cheese has started to melt on the top, then with a spatula flip over the egg. Continue to fry until the cheese has formed a nice crispy crust - you can lift the edge of the egg to check.

Now lift out the egg and place on a serving plate cheese-side up and serve with sausages and bacon for breakfast or with salad for a snack any time of the day.


1 comment:

paola said...

Sounds delicious - will definitely give it a go some time.

Another thing you can do with bits of cheese - is to melt it in a pot and dip... a la fondue.

Or, you can use the melted cheese as a base for a pasta sauce. add a generous knob of butter, creme fraiche, salt and pepper and some nutmeg (optional) ... yummy!