15 July 2015

Oat Congee with Fried Eggs and Scallions

For our #Food 'n' Flix this month, we were to watch the film, Eat Drink Man Woman.  The movie synopsis is as follows:
  1. Master Chef Chu (Sihung Lung) is semi-retired and lives at home with his three unmarried daughters, Jia-Jen (Kuei-Mei Yang), a religious chemistry teacher; Jia-Chien (Chien-Lien Wu), an airline executive; and Jia-Ning (Yu-wen Wang), an employee at a fast-food joint. Life at the family's house revolves heavily around preparing and eating an elaborate dinner every Sunday. The stability of these meals gives them all strength as they deal with new romantic relationships and disappointments.
This is a Ang Lee film and as 1994 films go, it is very good.  There are a lot of family tensions and drama around the Sunday dinner table, which has been lovingly prepared by Master Chef Chu, the father.  The movie symbolizes the appetities of food and sex, which will ALWAYS make a great movie!

Although there were a lot of scenes around dinnertime, I decided to do a different route for this recipe, breakfast!  This breakfast is delicious, and don't lightened up on the soy sauce because it is morning.  This dish begs for a healthy dose of soy sauce and green onions.

Oat Congee with Fried Eggs and Scallions

1 egg per person
1 cup prepared oatmeal per person
2 T peanut oil

1 T soy sauce
1 T sliced green onion (green tops only)
1 T chopped peanuts
siracha sauce

Prepare oatmeal as per package directions.  Let sit.  Fry eggs in peanut oil, sunny side up, with whites set.

Scoop oatmeal on the plate.  Sprinkle with soy sauce.  Add egg to the top of the oatmeal, add garnishes of green onion, peanuts and siracha sauce.  Eat and enjoy.  Add more soy sauce if needed.

A simple dish to prepare but the flavors melt into this complex sensation of creamy yolk, grains of the oatmeal, the saltiness of soy, the pungent siracha and the crunch of peanuts.  Delicious.

Adapted from a recipe by http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/chefs/ching-he-huang.html

Want to participate in Food 'n Flix?, drop by the Food 'n Flix site to learn more!

Check out the other dishes that were inspired by this movie by visiting Deb at Kahakai Kitchen at the end of the month.  She will write about each of our inspirations on her blog!

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