Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Egg and onion sandwich with homemade "crock" pickle.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Shopping: none

My wife declares this "the best" egg sandwich ever. It's made with a fresh pastured egg from Creekside Farm & Orchard in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Daughter and I walked to the Dupont Circle farmers market on Sunday and picked up a couple of dozen. (We used to get our eggs from farmer friend Brett's weekly winter CSA box. But we were unable to find a partner to share the CSA subscription this year. I feel terribly disloyal, but we must have our pastured eggs.)

The egg and its rich orange yolk were mixed with a bit of salt and pepper and quick-fried. We toasted slices of the multi-grain bread that we get delivered from our dairy, South Mountain Creamery. (It's a deliciously chewy bread that makes quite a trip, first baked in Ellicott City, Maryland, then trucked across the state to the dairy almost in West Virginia, then back to us in the District of Columbia. It arrives frozen but you'd never know once it is thawed.)

A little mayonnaise on the bread, some thinly sliced onion on the egg. The pickle is a sweet and sour variety that we put up last summer, just the thing to spice up this simple lunch.


CM said...

Okay I'm shocked. Truly.

How can bread that has traveled like that be considered 'slow food'?

I think mine is a bit slower. Homebaked with grain milled locally from my CSA grain share. has a series on this project.

Ed Bruske said...

CM, we don't hold anything back here at The Slow Cook. I was just waiting for a peak oil-er to come along and spank us for our round-trip bread. I wasn't putting it up for a "slow food" award, but since you asked the question, I suppose it rates with all those farmers who drive three hours to get their lettuce and potatoes to the farmers market. We're still a bit behind the times. We don't have a grain CSA in this area that I know of and we really don't eat enough bread to bake our own on a regular basis. Instead, we support our local dairy, which is trying to make itself sustainable by selling and delivery a number of products local to our area, including bread, meats, eggs and soon vegetables.

CM said...

Very Good Points :o)

And as far as I know the Creston Grain CSA was a first, the idea is spreading though.