You know that moment, when you’re like, duh?!—why didn’t I think of that! Well, I had that moment a few months ago, when an old friend of mine, Omario, made me an omelette with sautéed onions and turmeric. Yes, turmeric with eggs—what a great and delicious way to get a little turmeric in your day. The sautéed onions combined with the bitter taste of turmeric creates a really nice balance too. The onions taste sweeter. It’s like the goodness of sweet and salty, but with sweet and bitter tastes. An onion omelette never tasted so good.
From an assimilation perspective, combining eggs and turmeric works well too. Since making scrambles, omelettes, etc., will usually include an additional fat source and black pepper—two of the best ingredients that support the absorption of turmeric. I also appreciate how easy it is to cook eggs with turmeric. A dash of salt, a dash of pepper and a dash of turmeric—whisk, pour, flip and enjoy. Depending on how much turmeric is added, the intensity of flavor will vary. I recommend starting with a small amount and increasing the amount gradually—especially if you are not familiar with turmeric’s taste.
Engage that kitchen pharmacy and let food be your medicine. A dash or two of turmeric a couple of times a week with your eggs is a great way to begin. Spice it up! Friends are brilliant. Thank you Omario for adding golden eggs to my morning.
Basic recipe for a 2 egg scramble, frittata, omelette
- 2 eggs
- 1/8-1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp of water (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
Option 1. Beat the turmeric in with the eggs (sometimes this got a little clumpy, whisking it helps).
Option 2. Add the turmeric to your pan when the oil is warm and immediately add your eggs, so not to burn the turmeric—this method works best for a scramble.
Option 3. Pre-mix turmeric and water and then beat it in with the eggs. This is a good option if you are experiencing turmeric clumps.
Inspirations: I’v become a little addicted to adding this golden root to all my eggs. For the past couple of months, I have been capturing the various ways I have been enjoying my golden eggs. Here are some of my favorites and the ones I remembered to capture (I would love hear about yours too!)