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Dec 6, 2007 06:03 AM

Eggs and Garlic

I find this combination unpalateable, but know someone who go crazy for it. Is this an anomaly, or do a lot of people go for this?

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  1. I found myself saying eww when I read the title of your post. I cannot think of many combinations except maybe a quiche or frittata.

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    1. re: smartie

      I tried the combo once, and had to throw it out after one bite. I am not one to waste food, so that's saying a lot. It completely pollutes and skews the taste of the egg IMO. Even in a quiche or frittata, it's an unwelcome addition as far as I'm concerned.

    2. No, unless we include caeser salads or egg toast with roasted garlic spread over the bread.

      1. I made scrambled eggs with a chopped clove of garlic in it yesterday. I love it!

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        1. re: scuzzo

          I'm with scuzzo, I use garlic in my eggs frequently. One of my favorites is to saute some garlic and a chile pepper in olive oil, wilt some spinach in the mix and fry up a couple eggs in the same pan. I then take some fried polenta, or toast when lazy, top it with the spinach and then the eggs. A few of my guests like to have some crumbled cheese added between the spinach and the eggs - we have used either parmesan or gorgonzola depending on what we have to hand.

          1. re: vonwotan

            Mmm, garlic, eggs and spinach! Yea! I saute spinach with lots of garlic and make an omelette. And sunny side up eggs on fried polenta??? Totally rocks!

            1. re: vonwotan

              Sounds great. Feta would be good, too.

          2. Spanish garlic soup often includes poached eggs.

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            1. re: paulj

              And sometimes partially poached eggs. Even so, this is a winner.

              1. re: paulj

                We do garlic soup at this time of year with a poached egg on top of crusty rustic toast and I love it...but nothing is worse thatn scrambled eggs and garlic...I have no idea why with scrambled it totally grosses me out!

                1. re: tatertotsrock

                  Can you post your garlic soup recipe? We had some at a tapas place (with a poached egg) last night that was awesome, so I'm on the hunt now!

              2. My Italian friend convinced me that just a hint of garlic is great with omelettes or scrambles, and by a hint I mean cut a garlic clove in half and rub it over the surface of your pan before adding olive oil and heating.