Alentejo Staples: Wine, Olives, Bread, Cheese, Porco Preto and Eggs

Food in rural Alentejo revolves around these six ingredients: wine, olives, bread, cheese, porco preto and eggs. Almost every household will dine on a combination of these for at least one meal a day if not both.  Wine drives the Alentejo economy and the stomachs of its workers, from simple house wines to celebrated international award winners.  This is my Christmas present to myself — a presentation box of five reds from the renowned Cortes De Cima.

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Eggs Asian

by Joyce Kohl

Eggs Asian Source: Go Inside™
The Sweet and Sour Sauce is optional, but DO try it!
Servings: About 6 Ingredients:
May be doubled or halved



6 eggs

1 cup bean sprouts, drained

1 can (7 ounces) crab meat

flaked parsley

4 scallions sliced thinly

2 tablespoons salad oil

1/2 teaspoon tabasco


sweet and sour sauce

  1. Add tabasco to eggs and beat lightly with a fork.  Drain and rinse the bean sprouts; add to the egg mixture.  Stir in crab mean and scallions.   Melt 2 teaspoons oil in a skillet.   Add about one fourth of the egg mixture and cook until lightly browned; turn and brown the other side.   Remove to serving dish and keep warm in the oven.
  1. Continue making until batter is used up.  Serve with the following warm Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  1. Combine 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, 2 teaspoons vinegar, one tablespoon soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon tabasco in a small sauce pan.   Gradually stir in 3/4 cup water; cook over low heat, stirring until thickened.