Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Creamed Corn with Baghdad Eggs

Another yummy vegetarian lunch or breakfast. I didn't bother to cook the spinach, but you could if you felt like it. 

6 fresh corn cobs
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper
½ tbsp chia seeds
400g young spinach leaves
8 eggs
1 tsp sumac

For the spice mix
3 tbsp finely chopped shallots
4 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp ground coriander
1 garlic clove
large pinch smoked paprika
2 pinches dried chilli

To prepare the spice mix, put a small frying pan on medium heat, cook the shallots in the olive oil until soft then add the remaining ingredients. Turn the heat to low, stir well and leave for another 2 mins. Leave to cool.

Cook the corn cobs in salted water for about 10 mins. Drain and, once cool enough to handle, strip the kernels from the cob with a knife. Place three quarters of the corn in a blender with the olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning.

Process to a very fine texture and add the remaining cooked corn and the chia seeds. Taste for seasoning and set aside.

Cook the spinach in 3 tbsp boiling water until wilted, then drain in a colander. When ready to serve, fry the eggs in a little oil with the spice mix. Divide the creamed corn between four plates, dot with the spinach and slide the eggs on top. Sprinkle with sumac and serve with flatbreads.

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