Monday, 15 August 2011

Eggs with Chard: Silq bil Dahi سلق بالدحي

Silq bil dahi is a breakfast or supper dish of sautéed chard with fried eggs drizzled with lemon juice and oilve oil. It's a simple quick meal making it  a popular choice for the pre-dawn suhoor in Ramadan.

3 eggs
10-15 chard leaves
Olive oil
Squeeze of lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Wash the chard, lay the leaves on top of each other and chop width-ways into broad strips. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan, add the chard and stir occasionally.

When the chard has cooked push aside to make spaces in the pan, then crack the eggs into the 'holes'.

Cook until the eggs have set, then turn off the heat and cover. Leave for a few minutes to finish cooking. 

Salt and pepper to taste , drizzle with olive oil and lots of lemon juice and serve with hot flat bread.

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