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The 2 Easy Ingredients Alton Brown Says Can Turn Anything Into A Meal
When you're too tired and short on time to cook dinner after a long day’s work, ordering takeout of fast food is the usual way to go. However, celebrity chef Alton Brown thinks that things don't have to be this way, and you can put your culinary skills to the test during dinnertime rush by using just two staple ingredients.
In an episode of his home-cooking YouTube series Quarantine Quitchen, Brown says that "Anything can be made into a meal if you have two things: eggs and canned tomatoes." Not only are eggs and tomatoes convenient, vegetarian, healthy, and affordable, but the acidic tomatoes always taste great with the rich eggs.
Many cultures have their own version of egg-and-tomato dishes, such as Israel’s roasted shakshuka, a dish of poached eggs in tomato sauce, and Mexican huevos rancheros. Perhaps the most famous is the classic Chinese version, made of soft scrambled eggs and a ginger-tomato sauce served with steamed rice.