To think that we're basically not even a month into winter...
And that it'll be three months before I'm in my heart's home again...
After spending the morning writing about food memories in France yesterday, there's nothing I wanted to do more than close my laptop and head out for a three-course lunch at my favorite French restaurant. But alas. It's about 1200 km away from here. Instead, I treated myself to a steamy, garlicky and rather spicy piperade.
Here's the recipe:
Piperade for One
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1 bell pepper, halved and thinly sliced
¾ can of chopped tomatoes
1 tsp piment d’espelette
½ tsp sugar
fleur de sel
1 large egg
Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan and gently sweat the onion and garlic until soft. Add the peppers and continue to cook for about 5 minutes. Tip in your chopped tomatoes and season with piment d’espelette, sugar, salt and pepper. Leave this to cook over a medium-high heat for about 8 minutes. Make a small well in the center, crack in your egg, cover and cook for about 3-5 more minutes. Serve!