My grandmother was a chef of note. But, back then, we didn’t call her a chef… she was our Ma. And there were no fancy cookbooks or food blogs to guide her. My Ma Lamie cooked from her heart. And, truth be told, often her meals were a bunch of ingredients she had in her fridge, thrown into a pot, seasoned with a mix of the best Malay spices and, obvz, a dash of love.
One of my favorite “Ma Lamie dishes” was a mince and egg concoction that hit like no other meal could. I mean, I wouldn’t dare to scramble eggs into curried mince and call it a meal… but that mix, on a slice of thickly buttered bread, pretty much sums up my childhood. AND it’s flippen delicious!
I decided to introduce it to my daughter (she did not have the opportunity to meet Ma) as a way of passing down something from my grandma to her. I admit, I did boujee it up a bit and added extra ingrediants… not that it needs anything, its delish as is! Extra veggies will make it more heartier though. I use McCain veggies because they are precooked and prechopped so you don’t have to do any extra work. Score.
Ma Lamie’s Scrambled Egg and Mince
2 Diced onions and 1 diced green pepper
Punnet of mushrooms (cut as small as you’d like)
Spinach (I use the McCain bags)
In a saucepan, brown your onion and then add your green pepper (I usually also add some garlic and ginger paste).
Add your chopped mushrooms and allow to cook through. Then add your spinach and cook until slightly wilted.
Remove from heat and empty pan. You’re going to need it for the next part.
Brown another onion and add your mince and your spices (for me that’s salt, pepper and paprika).
Once this has cooked through, add your veggies and mix well.
In a separate bowl, add your eggs, a dollop of milk (optional) and some salt and beat together.
Add your egg mix to the pan and use a big spoon or ladle (not a fork), to mix through, until eggs are sufficiently scrambled and cooked through.
The beauty of this dish is that you can literally add as many veggies as you’d like. Or, if it’s that time of the month, simply brown your mince and add the eggs.
Oh and did I mention this is carb free too? I know, just when we thought it couldn’t get better! Please do let me know if you end up trying this at home! My Ma Lamie would be so proud!
Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with McCain