TV personality and cook Nigella Lawson baked a head of lettuce and the Internet exploded in comedic anger
A fried egg on top of a browned head of lettuce? That’s definitely a… new interpretation of salad.
Is it warm, wilted lettuce topped with a fried egg, or is it “Simply Nigella?” In this case the answer is both.Nigella Lawson, TV personality and home cook connoisseur, bewildered and befuddled her viewers when she touted a brand-new interpretation of Caesar salad: a baked head of Iceberg lettuce, stuffed with garlic and anchovies, topped with a fried egg, on top of a piece of toast. Twitter users everywhere are simply baffled that the British TV personality decided to stick a head of Iceberg lettuce in the oven and call it a salad.
"What's for dinner?" "Roast lettuce to start, then squid and orzo pasta cooked for 900 hours, and a cheese pie dessert." :-/ #SimplyNigella
— Maria Gallagher (@MooEvilBoffin) November 16, 2015
So we have just baked half a lettuce and shoved a fried egg on top. Next week do we boil a cucumber and serve with a sausage? #SimplyNigella
— Matthew Redford (@matthew_redford) November 16, 2015
Roasting a lettuce? And hoying a fried egg on top? I do that at 3am pissed out of my head and faced with an empty fridge #SimplyNigella
— Hoppy The Hag (@hoppythehag) November 16, 2015
The episode appeared on week three of her Simply Nigella show which airs on BBC2.
“Fried egg over burnt lettuce with fish bits and toast. Home economics lessons were wasted on Nigella,” one Twitter user summarized.