I love eggs! I think they are nature’s perfect food. After all, they come in their own individual portions and can be turned into a multitude of delicious meals and snacks. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner – eggs are on the menu at my house
Now, if you are still living in the Dark Ages and believe that eggs are bad for you, please click here. It’s a Harvard Nutritional Study for those of you too lazy to click!
We see a lot of eggs this time of year, thanks to a certain “cotton-tailed” bunny who likes to hide them. And eggs are usually on sale now, too. It’s the perfect time to try a few new recipes (or enjoy some old-standbys) with eggs.
1. Deviled - Nothing says Easter like Deviled Eggs. Besides, what else will you do with all those hard-boiled eggs you dyed with the kids? I like to take the standard recipe (eggs, mayonnaise, a little mustard) and kick it up a notch with some great add-ins. Go Asian-style with sautéed mushrooms, bean sprouts, and Sriracha sauce on top. Or try crumbled bacon and blue cheese stirred into the yolk mixture. My husband really loves smoked salmon and dill on his deviled eggs.
Set up a toppings buffet on Easter Sunday and let your guests decide.
2. Egg Salad – Okay, I had to go there. But I really enjoy egg salad, even if it smells up the entire teacher’s lounge when I take it to work! Try a difference twist on the old favorite. Make your egg salad with Tzatziki, instead of mayo. So yummy
3. Huevos Rancheros – Great for brunch or dinner, Huevos Rancheros takes eggs to a whole new level – ole’!
4. Poached - Perhaps the simplest (and most misunderstood method) of cooking eggs. I didn’t master this technique until I was over 40 years-old! It’s so easy – just give it a try, please.
5. Eggs in Purgatory – Runny eggs perched on top of potato-pancake islands surrounded by piping hot marina sauce. Sounds devilish – tastes divine.
6. Kaiserschmarrn – This Austrian egg dish is called “the King’s mess” for its somewhat unappetizing appearance. Get over it! This sweet, egg pancake deserves a place of honor at your table
7. Quiche – Is there any better way to clean out your refrigerator than with a Quiche? Versatile eggs are the base – add vegetables, meats, and cheese, and you have a hearty meal.
10. Hard-boiled – You didn’t think I would forget this one, did you? What’s better than a hard-boiled egg, freshly cracked from the shell with a little salt and pepper? Nothing. The best snack in the world!
Note: Please enjoy your eggs responsibly. Experts recommend cooking eggs until the whites and yolks are firm. Some of the recipes here advocate the use of runny eggs; prepare them at your own risk Or buy pasteurized eggs.
What’s your favorite way with eggs?
Further reading: Breakfast for dinner