Source: The Recipe of Love
Date tried: July 9, 2012
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20 to 40 minutes, depending on choice of grain
Although this is listed in the Breakfast section of The Recipe of Love, it is also suitable as a side dish with any meal.
I have altered the instructions in two ways. First I reconciled the instructions with the list of ingredients. Although the list of ingredients calls for only ½ cup of spiced butter, the instructions called for 2 full cups.
Also, in my experience cracked wheat ordinarily takes only 15-20 minutes to absorb the water over a simmer heat. I am sure if I left the saucepan on a boil for 35-45 minutes as the original printed instructions dictate, I would be setting off smoke alarms big time as the wheat burned black in a dried-out pot. Also a covered pot and a lower heat saves energy and keeps the kitchen cooler. So I have revised those instructions to match my actual practice.
Kin’che (Cracked Wheat with Eggs)
2 cups cracked wheat or barley
4 cups water
½ cup spiced butter
1 Tbsp. red onion, chopped
Sea salt to taste
Bring water to boil.
Add the cracked wheat or barley to the water.
Reduce heat to simmer, cover and let cook until water is absorbed and grain is tender (about 20 minutes for cracked wheat, 40 minutes for barley.)
Heat ¼ cup of the spiced butter in a skillet and sauté onions in it for about 2 minutes.
Beat eggs and add to onions.
Add egg/onion mixture to cooked cracked wheat. Mix in well
Add remaining ¼ cup of spiced butter and salt to taste.