When looking for versatility and variety you need look no further than the egg. So often overlooked in kitchens bursting with the latest trends in grains, nut based milks and substitute ingredients, eggs are the original superfood. I always have a dozen at hand and they have saved from many a mid-week dingy dinner. I’m here to share some of my egg-cellent family favourites with you.
I couldn’t make a list of egg dishes without mention of the ever-versatile and yummy omelette. Whether you like them folded, layered with potato or even baked in the oven, omelettes are not only filling and nutritious, but also widely adaptable. Bacon works well as do mushrooms and kale. We also love to grate our favourite cheese on the top and flash under the grill before serving.
It doesn’t get simpler than egg bake. Simply grease the bottom and sides of a deep oven dish before loading it with your favourite cooked meats and veggies. Crack eggs over the top to cover the ingredients, sprinkle on the cheese and leave it to cook in the oven. It’s delicious served with tomato chutney tomato chutney and a crisp salad.
Hard boiled eggs are a perfect pairing for thick and spicy curry sauce. They take on the sauce really well and their texture makes each mouthful really satisfying. Egg curry keeps really well in the fridge, and actually tastes even better the day after it is made. There will be nothing going to waste when you make this one for the whole family.
There are many people who are looking to cut flour from their diet, be it for health reasons or for dietary reasons. However, there are very few people who object to the inclusion of chocolate brownie on their plate – especially when it is as moist and decadent as this flourless version. Simply whisk eggs together with sugar to create a velvety finish before adding melting chocolate and baking in the oven. It is so simple, yet so delicious that you will need to hide it in order to prevent yourself from eating it all in one sitting.
Egg Fried Rice
Rice is a staple food across much of the world, and it is a grain that we put on our table regularly. However, it can seem a little plain and a little boring at times. Adding an egg or two offers a quick and easy transformation. You have the option of frying the rice once it is boiled, cracking an egg into the pan and mixing, or (even simpler) making an omelette (or grabbing a left over one from a meal earlier in week) and slicing it into thin strands before mixing it into the cooked rice. Whichever method you opt for, add a splash of soy sauce and a pinch of pepper and you will soon have clean plates at the end of the meal.