Bell Peppers and Eggs

My mother was not a huge fan of fish, so our meals during Lent consisted of vegetables, beans and legumes and of course pasta. The meal that I associate most with this season is Bell Peppers and Eggs. It was never my favorite, in fact I don’t think I cared for it much at all. But, it was quick, inexpensive, nutritious and easy to prepare. At an early age I had the task of cooking for my siblings, so this was a simple meal and tolerable with the addition of a little (okay, a lot) of ketchup on the side. It’s funny how our tastes change over time. This has become one of my go-to recipes when I need a hearty breakfast, a quick lunch or a late-night throw-together something for hungry friends who aren’t ready to go home yet, meal. The ratio of peppers to eggs is up to you. I happen to enjoy more peppers than eggs … and a little ketchup on the side.

Ingredients:

  • 3 mediums green bell peppers, sliced
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (Delicate or Medium)
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese

 

In a large saute pan, warm olive oil and cook bell peppers until tender.
In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon water with the eggs, add to peppers.
Cook until eggs are firm.
Serve with shavings of fresh Parmesan cheese … or ketchup!

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2 Responses to “Bell Peppers and Eggs”

  1. Mike LaPuzza
    March 31, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I fry bell peppers with eggs about weekly it seems. We were on a very low budget when growing up and Mother always made bell peppers with scrambled eggs. Sometimes she threw in tomatoes in season from the garden along with a little oregano and garlic. Salt and pepper and you’re a millionare! Mother maid sandwiches with homemade bread and peppers with eggs!

    Like you said, it’s a simple dish and very delicious.

    Frying bell pepers always brings back fond memories and reminds me of my youth when growing up.

    God Bless. Mike LaPuzza
    Oklahoma City, OK

    • Catherine
      April 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

      It’s interesting that your mom put tomatoes in the dish … I serve them on the side, but they all get together on the fork. The next time I make bell peppers and eggs, I think I’ll try her way. I can already taste that sandwich! Thanks for your comment, I appreciate the feedback.

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