Things to do with eggs!
I am fascinated by the versatility of eggs. They are sometimes the only substantial thing I have in my fridge, and I am always looking for new ways to use them. So here is a list of eggy delights!
Scrambled eggs with bacon and cheese
Yesterday was a lovely Sunday morning, and I woke up knowing I had a busy day ahead. I had a dance rehearsal at midday, after which I was heading to Cambridge for a garden party with my fellow blogger, the Baking Medic. I therefore wanted to eat something that would sustain me until about 3pm, when I would be gorging myself on barbecued goods, strawberries and cream and ice cream. These scrambled eggs with a twist were a perfect start to my day!
Feeds one person 🙂
- 2 eggs
- Dash of milk
- 1 rasher of bacon, chopped (use scissors!)
- 1 handful of grated mozzarella
- Salt, pepper and chilli powder
Whisk the eggs together with the milk, salt, pepper and chilli powder (chilli is the secret ingredient to making good eggs – this is what my grandmother taught me). Add the bacon, along with the cheese. Heat some olive oil in a small pan and pour in the mixture, scrambling it until you are happy with the texture. I like my eggs well cooked, but they work equally well runny.
This is a simple, quick and delicious recipe for those mornings when you need something more than just a bowl of cereal!
Simple salad, topped with a fried egg
Now that the weather is getting warmer, I do like having a salad in the evening. I made this salad the other day, and I decided to add a fried egg on top as it added flavour, colour and protein.
I don’t have measurements for this recipe, as it depends on who is eating and how hungry you are 🙂
- Carrot, peeled and chopped
- Cucumber, chopped (and peeled if you like)
- Fried egg
- Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
- Other optional ingredients: tomato, mozzarella, peppers
Basically, mix everything in a bowl except the egg. Heat some olive oil in a pan and crack the egg into it. Once it is cooked on one side, sprinkle some salt, pepper and chilli powder on it and then flip it over and cook for another couple of minutes. I think it’s best to cook it on both sides so the yolk doesn’t run all over your salad (unless you like it that way). Once the egg is done, sprinkle salt, pepper and chilli powder on the second side, chop it (either with scissors, or fork and knife on a cutting board) and add it on top of the salad.
Other fun eggy options: