It was time for a rather late breakfast and I wasn’t sure what i fancied to eat, an egg maybe but husband’s bread was till baking and there was only a rather grizzled crust left. In the vegetable bowl was half a courgette left over from last night’s salad, and I vaguely remembered something I’d cooked before. I put some olive oil in my tiny egg-sized frying pan an added some freshly ground mixed spices (not mixed spice, but spices I have in a pepper mill) and then I grated some courgette into the pan when the spices started to sizzle. Grating the courgette into the tiny pan wasn’t a good idea as bits of it went everywhere. I turned the gas down to low and as the courgette began to sizzle I gently pressed it down with the back of a fork. I needed more and this time I grated it into a bowl, much moire successful, and added it to the pan, gently turning the mixture over.
I added more mixed spices and a pinch of salt and then cracked an egg on top, keeping the gas really, really low. I put the grizzled crust into the toaster and watched it like a hawk and as soon as it began to smell toasty I took it out. Meanwhile the egg was nearly cooked – the white had soaked into the fried courgette so by the time I’d sprinkled the now toasted grizzled crust, the was perfect and I slid it and its courgette bed onto the plate. It really was rather good although unusual, and I will definitely do it again.