I broke some yolks.
Still, although it’s certainly not related, it turned out to be one of the most delicious versions of my regular Sunday bacon and eggs thing. Maybe I just hit the right combinations in my enthusiasm for adding herbs and spices. The tomatoes however were new, maybe even new to the planet, and incredibly good without much help.
I don’t normally like to make much of what something ‘tastes like’, but these tomatoes shocked me: They tasted a little like fresh sweet corn; go figure.
- the ingredients of this breakfast/lunch included thick pastured-pig bacon and eggs from free-range Americauna chickens, both from Millport Dairy Farm; Mountain Magic tomatoes (‘cocktail tomato’ in size, “..a cross between a large-fruited tomato and a very sweet grape tomato…” released in the current decade) from Norwich Meadows Farm, which were topped with torn leaves of a basil plant from Two Guys from Woodbridge; a bit of crushed peperoncino Calabresi secchia from Buon Italia and sliced Japanese scallion from Norwich Meadows Farm that were tossed into the 13″ seasoned cast iron pan after the bacon and before a little butter was added, prior to frying the eggs, which were seasoned and gingered up with some Maldon salt, freshly-ground very strong black pepper (whose origins I can no longer account for), a pinch of Sicilian wild fennel pollen from Buon Italia, and fresh chopped dill from Alex’s Tomato Farm in the Saturday 23rd Street farmers market; some micro kale from two Guys from Woodbridge as a garnish and as a half-hearted attempt to disguise the broken yolks; lightly toasted slices of 2 different breads, a 12 grain from Bread Alone and a miche from She Wolf Bakery
- the music was a Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s 1698 whatchamacallit, titled, ‘Judicium Salomonis’ (The Judgement of Solomon), and otherwise described as ‘Motet pour une longue offrande‘, a gorgeous work in any event, in a gorgeous performance by William Christie and his Les Arts Florissants