EVE over Abandoned Earth Hash

Perfectly formed poached eggs over a hash of random vegetables resembles the scene of EVE flying over Earth in the movie, Wall-E

Servings

2

Ready In:

25 mins

Good For:

Dinner

Inspiration from

Wall-E

What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? After hundreds of years doing what he was built for, WALL-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realise that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report to the humans. Meanwhile, WALL-E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most imaginative adventures ever brought to the big screen.

The filmmakers decided that WALL-E should owe a silent debt to both R2-D2 and Buster Keaton, cinematic predecessors who proved how much can be conveyed without words. The robot would be the loneliest character Pixar had worked with, and the filmmakers crafted ways for him to perform the first act entirely in pantomime.

For the first time, a Pixar film featured brief scenes with live actors. While the studio had broken all kinds of ground in computer animation, the prospect of working on a traditional live-action set was enough to get the crew excited. Along with the rare chance to coach performances and see immediate results. the Pixar team was able to enjoy some serious catering.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Ingredients

2 Sweet Potatoes (peeled and chopped)
2 tsp Olive Oil
6-8 Shallots (chopped)
300g Brussels Sprouts (halved)
4 Eggs
1 tsp Ground Nutmeg

Wall-E has a great little story. I do love the setting and plot and the various characters. It’s nice that there are roughly four human roles in the film, and everything else is robotic sounds or phrases. The music is incredible in this movie and it’s easy to understand what is going on between all the characters without too much speech. It’s also nice that although most the characters are robots, there is a lot of emotion between everyone. It becomes an occurrence that once the robots go beyond their protocols and they soon become self aware and essential to the storyline.

Truth be told I saw this dish before getting inspired but the recipe reminded me of the scene where EVE is searching over an abandoned Earth, looking for signs of plant life so humans can return and inhabit Earth again.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Put the sweet potato in a bowl, cover with cling film then microwave on high for 5 minutes until tender. Uncover and leave to cool a little.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onions. Cook for 5-8 minutes until starting to caramelise. Add the sprouts and stir-fry over a high heat until softened.

Step 3 

Push the sprouts and onions to one side and add the sweet potatoes. Squash them against the pan to mash them slightly while they cook. Leave undisturbed for 5 minutes until starting to crisp. Season, add the nutmeg and then stir. Cook for 5 minutes more until crispy.

Step 4

Meanwhile poach the eggs in a pan of boiling water. Once cooked, serve the hash on plates with the eggs sitting on top.

EVE over Abandoned Earth Hash

Perfectly formed poached eggs over a hash of random vegetables resembles the scene of EVE flying over Earth in the movie, Wall-E
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Disney, Wall-E
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 357kcal

Equipment

  • Frying pan
  • Egg Poacher
  • Cling Film
  • Microwave

Ingredients

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 6-8 Shallots chopped
  • 300 g Brussels Sprouts halved
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg

Instructions

  • Put the sweet potato in a bowl, cover with cling film then microwave on high for 5 minutes until tender. Uncover and leave to cool a little.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onions. Cook for 5-8 minutes until starting to caramelise. Add the sprouts and stir-fry over a high heat until softened.
  • Push the sprouts and onions to one side and add the sweet potatoes. Squash them against the pan to mash them slightly while they cook. Leave undisturbed for 5 minutes until starting to crisp. Season, add the nutmeg and then stir. Cook for 5 minutes more until crispy.
  • Meanwhile poach the eggs in a pan of boiling water. Once cooked, serve the hash on plates with the eggs sitting on top.

Sources and Inspiration:

Movie InformationRecipe Inspiration

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