I remember standing in Croydon’s Vietnamese eatery in inner-west Sydney and listening to my sister’s friend Kelly talking about the fastest dinner in the world. He went on to tell me this modest meal would make his young daughters squeal with delight. I thought it was practically genius giving a dinner packed full of protein and goodness an exciting name that makes it kid-desirable. Not that his daughters need much encouragement to eat like champions as I’ve seen them demolish fish eggs, pho doused generously in chilli sauce and duck curry – care of their Greek next door neighbour living sustainably from his patio-turned suburban farm. But I imagine even the fussiest little ones could be excited to eat this super-hero named meal.
He went on to describe how the fastest dinner in the world is created and there it’s been in my mind ever since. When I’m on my own, feeling lazy or when the cupboards are bare my go-to dinner is always eggs. Sometimes the simplest meals are the most satisfying as they are no-fuss and clean-up afterwards is easy. I know I’m going to exhaust the fastest dinner in the world and I’m inspired to give my other easy go-to meals some more magnificent titles.
Technically this entire meal has a couple more than 5 ingredients but it’s too good not to share!