If you saw my earlier post about caring for my husband post-wisdom teeth removal with a peach and bourbon ice cream recipe, you won’t be surprised to see another. Anyone who has had experience with this type of recovery knows that one batch of ice cream, no matter how delicious, is not enough to see a patient through recovery. My patient asked for ice cream for every meal for the first 48 hours, but he and (I imagine even the traditional 18-year-old patient) will eventually tire of ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For at least the first three days, soft foods are a must. So, what to do? My husband’s usual chicken and beef diet wasn’t going to fly, so I went with eggs. I hesitate to call this a recipe, but here are my guidelines for the best scrambled eggs ever, laced with truffle oil. The patient won’t think he or she is complying with dietary restrictions.
Scrambled Eggs with Truffle Oil
A drop or two of truffle oil, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
- Whisk the eggs, pinch of salt, and pinch of pepper together.
- Pour mixture into a nonstick or cast iron pan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula until eggs start to coagulate.
- Once eggs have reached the desired doneness (resembling cottage cheese), take off the heat and stir in truffle oil to taste.
- Eat immediately.
Lesley Mann Lynch is a D Magazine summer intern. She went to the University of Cambridge on a full ride and got her masters in Bioscience Enterprise. She’s now at El Centro getting her certificate in basic culinary skills.