How to Prepare 10 Simple Meals With Eggs
Posted By R.E. Johnson on March 2nd, 2018
Eggs are full of nutrients like disease fighting lutein and b vitamins. They’re low carb, and full of protein, making them a substantial way to start your day. Being so versatile, eggs easily blend into numerous dishes. Need inspiration? Read on!
Coffee Cup Egg
Whipping up a pan of scrambled eggs usually isn’t a realistic part of a fast-paced morning routine. In a pinch, you can make a darn good egg dish in the microwave, although the stovetop or oven make for the best eggs. Spray a microwave safe mug with cooking spray, and whisk up two eggs, cheese, veggies and whatever else you love--pour it into the mug and cover the top with plastic wrap. Every microwave is so different, so start with 30 seconds.
Muffin Tin Frittata
Frittatas are basically crustless quiches and were originally predominant in Italy. Bake these ahead and freeze them, making for a quick breakfast that can be heated up in seconds. Be creative—whip egg whites, or the whole egg, with your favorite cheese (goat and feta are both great) and veggies. There’s no right or wrong here, just add your ingredients to a greased muffin tin and get to baking!
Egg toast can be whatever you want it to be—perhaps an avocado-egg hybrid breakfast delicacy. But the coolest way to make egg toast is by cutting a hole in the center of your favorite bread and tossing it into a heated, buttered skillet. Fill the hole by cracking an egg in the center! Once the egg is set, flip it and cook to your preference.
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Avocado Egg Cup
Slice an avocado in half and remove the seed. Season it, and fill the center with a raw egg. Place it in the oven and bake at 375 degrees until the egg is just how you like it. I’ve found runnier eggs provide a richer flavor.
Hate trying to fish your poached egg out of a pot of water, while you desperately watch it disintegrate? Fret no more, your muffin tin is coming to the rescue. Add a tablespoon of water, and a dash of vinegar to the muffin slots, then crack an egg in each one. Bake at 375 for exactly 12 minutes. Each egg will effortlessly lift out—and to think we’ve been doing it the hard way all this time.
Smoked Salmon n’ Egg Bowl
Have you ever been to an upscale brunch joint? Places like this utilize unique ingredients in their egg dishes. Smoked salmon goes with breakfast like bread goes with butter, and you can easily incorporate it at home. Since smoked salmon is pricey, poached eggs, spinach, sprouts and roasted mushrooms add bulk to the dish. The salmon is used as a savory garnish, and given its intense flavor, a little goes a long way.
Add some kick to your regular old omelet by replacing typical cheddar with goat, feta or pepper jack cheese. You could even try to find Brie cheese at a discount price. Look for unusual herbs and leafy greens like chard, fresh parsley or dandelion greens to add some unique earthiness. By simply changing a few things, you’ve turned your basic breakfast into a gourmet brunch.
I know—it’s an oldie, but boiling eggs may be the most efficient way to prep eggs throughout a busy week. They can be boiled the night before, or even a few days in advance. Squash and smear them on a piece of whole grain toast, or just gobble a couple solo. Some recipes, like egg salad, call for boiled eggs, so already having them on hand can speed up meal prep. Stores even offer prepackaged boiled eggs.
Egg sliders are perfect for breakfast, dinner or parties because you can make a lot fast. Kings Hawaiian rolls make for a great breakfast sandwich base—cut them in half and lay the bottom pieces in a greased, glass dish. Next, add your favorite kind of cheese—Colby jack is great on sliders. Scramble or fry the eggs for your next layer, then add the bun tops. Turkey sausage can make a good addition too. Bake at 350 until everything has melted together. Serve and enjoy!
Egg and Hash-brown Waffles
Savory waffles are the perfect thing to round out this list—they provide a unique, substantial start to your day. Eggs, frozen hash browns and cheese can be combined to make an amazing batter. You can add in other garnishes too. Make sure you spray your iron with cooking spray before cooking each waffle. And voila, you have the ultimate breakfast.