How many ways do you cook eggs in your home? It’s a powerful protein enclosed in a small shell, the beginning to a good breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day.
But don’t think breakfast is the only time to serve this entrée! Why not enjoy it during brunch , lunch, or dinner? Here’s how!
A well-timed egg
A hard-boiled version is popular and a quick get-up-and-go breakfast or snack. To hard-boil an egg , cover the egg with water in a saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Plunge the egg into cold water to halt the cooking and make peeling easier. Some people like the soft-cooked version, which requires cooking the egg for only two to three minutes. Sit it upright in a cup and dab toast into the runny and delicious contents. Now, this is comfort food!
Think of a frittata as a breakfast-style pizza. In a medium bowl, beat four (or more) eggs and then add 1/2 cup shredded cheese, along with pizza toppings such as pepperoni, mushrooms, diced green pepper, and tomato. Melt butter in a frying pan and pour in the mixture. Let this set until the bottom is golden. Add more shredded cheese on top. Finish the frittata inside the oven’s broiler for a few minutes until the top is puffed up and golden. Cut the frittata into wedges, and serve.
The anytime burrito
Begin by making your standard scrambled egg. Meanwhile, warm tortillas in the oven. Spread some salsa on each tortilla. Place the egg in the middle and surround it with Mexican flavors, such as chopped tomato, diced onion, red or green peppers, sliced olives, diced avocado, and some cilantro for flavor. Fold up the tortilla burrito-style, and enjoy.
Embellished scrambled eggs
Pretty much everyone knows how to scramble an egg, but what goes along this protein is all the fun . Combinations of cheeses, veggies, and meat make this dish delightful for any meal. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Cheddar cheese and bacon
- Tomato and basil
- Salsa, cilantro, and sour cream
- Cottage cheese and dill
- Cream cheese and chives
- Ham or sausage, tomato, spinach, and cheese
Whichever way you choose to cook your eggs, they will make a completely nutritious meal. Round off your meal with toast and a glass of juice. You just may have included all the groups in the food pyramid!