It’s time to get cooking with biltong again. This month I’ve gone for something completely different. I got the inspiration from Spanish and Mexican dishes I’ve eaten which combine eggs and tomatoes really well. My thinking was why not add biltong? It really works and it’s good to serve up something new for people to try.
This dish is unbelievably simple and tastes amazing. It’s fantastic for breakfast or brunch, is filling and satisfying and the addition of chilli and a touch of cumin give it a fabulous spicy touch. If you’re going to use whole pieces of biltong like I’ve done here, make sure it is really finely sliced. You could also chop your biltong up into small dice (about the size of the tomato pieces) and stir it through.
If you are a chilli lover, add more to your taste, nothing like a chilli burst to get your tastebuds going first thing in the morning!
Amazing scrambled eggs with biltong, onion, tomatoes, cumin and chilli
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 small handfuls of thinly sliced biltong
2 small tomatoes, finely chopped
4 eggs, beaten
1 small, dried chilli, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin
Oil for frying
Saute the onion and chilli in the oil for about 5 mins until softened. Add the biltong and fry for another minute. Then add the cumin and chopped tomato, stir through to mix thoroughly and cook for another 2 min. Then remove the mixture from the pan and set it aside.
In the same pan, scramble the eggs, constantly stirring with a wooden spoon. When they are almost done, remove from heat and fold in the mixture. Let eggs sit in the hot pan for an additional minute to finish cooking. Serve immediately.
The biltong, tomato, onion and spice mixture
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