December 31, 2013

[New Year's Special Recipe] Easy Scrambled Eggs with Black-Eyed Peas and Potatoes

"Tomorrow [January 1st] is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." ~ Brad Paisley

I simply love making new (plus some old) resolutions on New Year's eve, even though am unsure on how many I would be completing by the end of that year. But, the tiny things-I-wanna-change jotted down in my little book gives me that much needed kick - to be happy and hopeful for coming times. This year though, instead of clinking champagne glasses or letting the colorful confetti shower down from the roof, I have decided on a quite New Year's Eve with a book by my side. That is how I envisioned the night of December 31st few days ago as one of my goals for the year 2014 is to - read more and blog more!.

While I was in US, I learnt from my office colleagues that eating black-eyed peas as a part of the Southern Tradition on New Year’s brings in good fortune for the coming year. Well, we wouldn't want to miss that. Isn't it? Since then, it has become kind of a tradition on this blog as well to kick off the year with a black-eyed-peas recipe. Last year, I made these fritters and the year before this curry with coconut.

Will 2014 be lucky for me? Only time will tell. But, meanwhile make this this scrumptious Scrambled Eggs with Black-Eyed Peas and Potatoes, for that perfect January 1st morning. Serve with a toast and coffee/orange juice to make it a filling breakfast. Before I jump into the recipe, I just want to -

"Thank you for the love & support in the past year. May the coming times bring in lots of joy and beautiful moments that can be cherished long after the year is gone! Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy 2014."

... the lucky winner who won the $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway is announced at the end of this post.


Easy Scrambled Eggs with Black-Eyed Peas and Potatoes
Serves 2


1/2 cup cooked, slightly mashed blacked eyes peas (See Notes)
1 medium sized potato, chopped into small cubes
2 tsp olive oil
2 eggs
a dash of milk
salt to taste
1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
few sprigs of chopped coriander
1 scallion thinly sliced - both white and green parts
grated cheese - for topping


1. Peel the potato and chop into small cubes. Keep them immersed in water until use.

2. In a pan, add drained potato pieces, 1/4 cup of water and olive oil. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and on medium heat let the water completely evaporate. 

3. Once the potato is tender and slightly browned, add mashed black eyed peas. Mix and let it crisp up a little.

4. Meanwhile, in a bowl - whisk together eggs, a dash of milk, a pinch of salt, red chilli flakes and chopped coriander. 

5. Tip the egg mixture into the skillet along with chopped scallion. 

6. Stir well and cook until eggs are set. Top with cheese and turn off heat. Let the cheese slowly melt. Serve with toast and orange juice for filling breakfast.

..And the lucky winner who won a $25 Amazon gift card is - PJ from Seduce Your Tastebuds. An email will be sent notifying the giveaway. Hearty Congratulations to PJ. :-) 

Do you have any such New Year traditions you follow? Any resolutions for the year 2014? Let me know in the comments.


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  1. i found out about that tradition only last year. this year i made hummus (posting tomorrow). hope black eyed peas brings all of us lots of luck and joy in 2014!

  2. Wow! Thanks a lot Siri.Love ending the year with a win!
    And wishing everyone at Home a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year :)

  3. And Siri, I just realized that this is a New Year announcement and now I must say,It is indeed a great way to start the year!! Thanks once again :)

  4. Happy New Year Darling and may it bring you lots of love, luck and happiness


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