Mother’s “Italian” Eggs

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 12

    • Difficulty


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By Niloufer Ichaporia King

Published 2007

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Italian eggs are as Italian as the French dressing you buy in supermarkets is French. Throughout my early childhood, though, this is how I imagined Italian food might taste. I wonder if there’s some equally improbable counterpart in Italian cuisine, something all’indiana. My mother dates Italian eggs—no Gujarati name for them—back to her own childhood, a recipe from a family friend, Tehmina Lalkaka. In an early-twentieth-century Parsi cookbook written in Gujarati there’s a recipe for