Oyako brekky – Monday Made


“I gathered all my eggs in one basket, because I believe in collectivism, and I wanted a tyrannical omelet.
”~Jarod Kintz

When I was in Japan I used to get my lunch from these little places that were takeaway only. I guess it was like a Japanese Deli. All the names of stuff were in Japanese Kanji (chinese characters) and I usually just guessed at what they were. I liked to try different things. Sometimes it was good, sometimes it was not.

One time I came back with a rice bowl with chicken and yellow stuff. It was pretty tasty. I looked long and hard at the Kanji on the label and deduced one of the words was “child”. Odd. So I asked my co-worker what the other symbol was: “parent”.

Parent and child was the name of the dish. It was chicken and egg on rice. When I say it like that it sounds good, but as soon as I looked at the symbols and could see the words parent and child, my stomach rolled.

Just this morning I got back from a big run and was mega hungry for eggs. I had some leftover roast chicken in the fridge  so I put together this quiche/omlette like contraption. It was great, and I guess it could be called Oyako Quiche…….

It’s quick, nutritious and just what you might need after a big early morning exercise session. It would be great to cut into quarters and keep in the fridge to heat up in the mornings as a super quick brekky.

What you need:

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 chicken drumsticks worth of cooked chicken
  • 1 leek
  • 100g parmesan

What to do:

  1. Roughly chop the cheese and leeks and whiz in the blender with the eggs.
  2. Pour into a greased and lined spring-form tin and then sprinkle with chopped chicken
  3. Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes or until set.

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