Eggs are a great source of protein and can be used in many different ways, from breakfast to dessert. Here are some quick and easy egg recipes that you can make at home.
Hard-boiled eggs are one of the easiest things to cook and they’re perfect for when you have an unexpected guest over or need something fast for dinner. To hard boil eggs: Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a rolling boil. Add your eggs and let them simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the eggs from the boiling water using tongs and place them on a plate covered with paper towels. Let them cool down before peeling.
Scrambled eggs are another simple dish that is delicious and nutritious. They’re also very versatile as you can add any ingredients you like. For scrambled eggs: Place 2 tablespoons of butter into a pan and melt it until it starts bubbling. Then add 1/4 cup of milk and whisk well. Once the mixture has started to thicken, add 3 beaten eggs and continue mixing. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Fried eggs are one of the most popular dishes around the world. You can use almost anything to season fried eggs, such as herbs, spices, cheese, bacon, ham, etc. For fried eggs: Heat up about 2 inches of oil in a deep-frying pan. Crack 4 eggs into the pan and fry them for about 5 minutes. Flip the eggs over and fry them for another 5 minutes. Drain the excess oil from the pan and serve immediately.
Omelets are a wonderful way to start your day because they give you energy without adding too much fat to your diet. There are two types of omelets – French and American. For French omelets: Mix together 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 cup of cold milk. Whisk this mixture well and then pour it into a bowl. Beat 6 eggs and stir them into the dry mixture. Pour the mixture back into the pan and spread it evenly. Cook the omelet for about 5 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown. Carefully flip the omelet over and cook the other side for another 5 minutes. For American omelets: In a bowl, mix together 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir well and set aside. Heat up a nonstick skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot enough, pour in half of the egg mixture. Swirl the pan so that the uncooked portion flows underneath the cooked portion. Cook the omelette for about 2 minutes or until the top is slightly firm. Using a spatula, carefully loosen the edge of the omelet and slide it onto a plate. Repeat the process with the remaining egg mixture. Top the omelet with desired toppings and enjoy!
Frittatas are great for breakfast or brunch. This dish combines all the best parts of eggs, vegetables, and cheese into one tasty meal. For frittata: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cut 8 slices of bread (or any type of crusty bread) and cut each slice into quarters. Spread out the bread pieces in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the bread with Parmesan cheese and bake for 15 minutes. While the bread is baking, dice 1 small onion and chop 2 cloves of garlic. After the bread has baked, remove it from the oven and sprinkle the diced onions and chopped garlic over the bread.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein and have many health benefits. Try these five recipes today and let us know what you think!