Scrambled Eggs With Leeks, Fava Beans

Scrambled Eggs With Leeks, Fava Beans, Crispy Breadcrumbs and Parmesan
Bon Appetit/Mitchell Feinberg
Crème fraîche or sour cream gives the scrambled eggs a rich, creamy texture. 8 servings.

Recipe by Gaylie Pirie and John Clark. © 2010 Bon Appétit. Reprinted by permission of Bon Appetit and Conde Nast Digital.

[For tips on making perfect scramble eggs, see Bon Appetit's Test Kitchen's tip.]


For crispy breadcrumbs
1 1/2 cups coarsely torn French bread
3 tablespoons olive oil
Fine sea salt

For eggs:
1 cup peeled fresh fava beans or frozen (double-peeled)
12 large eggs (preferably organic)
1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
2 cups chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only; from 2 large)
Wedge of Parmesan cheese


Crispy breadcrumbs:
Preheat oven to 400°F. Place bread in medium bowl. Drizzle oil over, tossing to coat. Scatter bread pieces on small rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Bake until bread is golden brown, stirring often, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on sheet. DO AHEAD - Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm 3 minutes in 350°F oven before using.

Cook fava beans in medium saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, about 14 minutes. Drain. Whisk eggs, crème fraîche, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt in large bowl to blend.

Melt butter in heavy large skillet over low heat. Add leeks. Sauté until tender but not brown, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Mix in fava beans. Increase heat to medium-high. Add egg mixture. Stir with heatproof spatula until eggs are almost set but still creamy, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with pepper.

Transfer egg mixture to platter. Sprinkle with crispy breadcrumbs. Grate Parmesan cheese over and serve.

Nutritional Information:
One serving contains the following:
Calories (kcal) 354.4
%Calories from Fat 55.2
Fat (g) 21.7
Saturated Fat (g) 8.1
Cholesterol (mg) 340.5
Carbohydrates (g) 21.1
Dietary Fiber (g) 1.7
Total Sugars (g) 4.5
Net Carbs (g) 19.4
Protein (g) 17.0

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