Eggs are great. They are cheap!! You can scramble, fry, poach and bake eggs or cook them in their shells. You can use eggs to make pancakes, waffles, French toast and omelets, too. Eggs are also the main ingredient in some dishes that came to the U.S. from other countries, such as a frittata, egg foo yung, quiche or souffle.
Eggs do many jobs in recipes and often help form the structure of cakes, cookies and other baked goods. Eggs also help make creamy custards and keep ice and sugar crystals from forming in foods like ice cream and candies. Eggs are important, too, in making some dressings and sauces, including mayonnaise. All I know is they are an incredibly nutritious food that is a wonderful source of protein.
But, in addition to all the ways you can cook or bake them, you can play with eggs. You might decorate them for a holiday or use them for an egg toss or other game.
For now I want to share with you one of my favorite and most nutritious egg recipes and the kids just love it.
10 oz fresh broccoli steamed for 10 mins and cut into small florets
4 large mushrooms chopped and lightly fried
4oz grated yarlsberg/emantal/edam
3 tblsp plain flour
In lightly greased 1 1/2-quart casserole, gently toss together broccoli, mushrooms, and cheese. Beat together eggs, milk, dressing, and flour until thoroughly blended. Pour over vegetables and cheese. Bake in preheated 350ÂºF oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
I also like to add pesto to eggs because my kids love it. I mix up some eggs in a frying pan and then ad cubed bacon, fried until crispy and finely chopped mushrooms. To that I add finely chopped shallots and crÃ¨me fraiche to bind it all together.
This homemade pesto sauce is good on pizza or pasta dishes.
â€¢ 2 cups fresh basil leaves (packed)
â€¢ 2 cloves fresh garlic
â€¢ 1/4 cup pine nuts
â€¢ 1/4 cup olive oil
â€¢ 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (fresh grated, preferably)
Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor. This amazing concoction will keep for month in fridge if covered with a small amount of olive oil. You can just add it to an omelette whenever you like. Note that this also makes an excellent sauce for pizza instead of something tomato-based.