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Happy World Egg Day! Fun fact: October 12 is a global celebration of the health benefits of eggs as well as the hard work and dedication of the people who make it possible for us to enjoy them.
To celebrate this delicious occasion, I’m sharing one of our favourite egg recipes, which, incidentally, we discovered when we were vacationing in Greece last year almost to the day today. Talk about serendipity!
Greek scrambled eggs (also called strapatsada) is a delicious dish made of eggs, tomatoes, onions and feta cheese. It’s a great meal to share with family and friends.
How to make Greek scrambled eggs
We ate strapatsada almost everyday when we were in Greece. It’s so simple but so delicious.
First you caramelize the tomatoes and the onions, then you add the eggs and stir. You finish with feta cheese and you’re done!
This recipe is good for 4-6 people so it’s a great dish to make on a Saturday morning to enjoy with your loved ones. It’s protein-packed and filled with key nutrients too so its a great way to start the day everyday.
How to know if eggs are fresh
One thing you need to do is ensure your ingredients are fresh to really make this dish shine.
A simple way to check if your eggs are fresh is to fill a cup with cold water then gently drop the egg in.
If it sinks to the bottom of the cup, it’s fresh. If the egg sinks to the bottom but stands upright, it’s still good but you need to use it soon. If the egg floats to the top, it’s no longer fresh and you need to throw it away.
Here in Canada, eggs get from farm to stores in less than a week so we’re always sure that they’re fresh when we buy them.
Proud to be Canadian
We’re so lucky that our Canadian egg farmers take great pride in providing us with the highest quality eggs. They adhere to National Animal Care and food-safety programs and make sure the hens are cared for too.
And no matter where we are in Canada, whether here in Ontario where I am or in the Northwest Territories, we can be sure that our eggs come from our local farmer because Canadian eggs are produced in every province. Buying local is really important to us so this makes us happy!
Celebrate World Egg Day
Come and celebrate this delicious day with us! What’s your favourite way to enjoy eggs? Use the hashtag #WorldEggDay so we can see all your favourite egg recipes.
We’re having our fill of Greek scrambled eggs for sure. Do you prefer your eggs sunny-side up? Check out these easy and delicious sunny-side up recipes:
Greek Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes (Strapatsada)
- drizzle olive oil
- 1 pc large sweet onion finely chopped (see note 1)
- 6 pcs medium tomatoes diced (see note 2)
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 6 pcs large eggs beaten well
- 3 oz crumbled feta cheese
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Drizzle some olive oil on a skillet. Add chopped onions and cook on medium-high heat until soft and translucent.
- Add diced tomatoes (including all the juice) and 1 tsp sugar. Allow to boil for 15-20 minutes or until all the liquid is gone and the mixture is well caramelized (see note 3).
- Meanwhile, season eggs with salt and pepper. Switch to low heat and pour the eggs into the caramelized onions and tomatoes. Stir continuously so that the eggs incorporate into the onions and tomatoes well (we don't want them cooking separately).
- Once cooked (still juicy and not dry), take off the heat and add feta cheese. Stir until combined.
- Chopped, you should have a heaping 1 1/2 cups - 2 cups of onions.
- You can also use canned, diced tomatoes. Make sure to include the juice.
- Add 1/4 cup water if your tomatoes are not very juicy.
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