Eggs are a great source of non- (direct) meat protein and are probably the least ‘messed around with’ source.
1 egg has about 90% of the daily required amount of vitamin B12 and eggs are rich in other minerals and vitamins. They contain significant amounts of:
and tons of other good for you things.
And it’s amazing how versatile a simple egg can be. Sweet or savoury, the humble egg is an important ingredient in many recipes. This is a traditional way of poaching eggs. The splash of vinegar really works!
1-2 eggs per person
- Two thirds fill a medium sized pan with water and pour in about 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
- Bring to the boil.
- Crack an egg into a small cup and then gently ‘pour’ the egg into the boiling water. Do this slowly to avoid splashing.
- Allow water to come up to boiling point again, then reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes until the white of the egg is totally set.
NB: Make sure the egg doesn’t sit on the bottom of the pan. Gently stir the water round with a wooden spoon to make sure egg is cooking properly.
- Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain carefully on kitchen paper. serve on hot buttered toast. Or mash avocado flesh with a finely chopped mild chili pepper, spread on toast and pop the poached egg on top. (Yummy!)
Tip: Cook only one or two eggs at a time.
Poached eggs can also be served with gammon steaks and smoked salmon.
Boiled Egg Sandwiches
Boiled eggs are a great sandwich filler. Simply peel, slice and sandwich between 2 slices of buttered bread. Or try these ideas:
- Boil, cool and peel eggs, then place into a fairly large bowl.
- Chop finely and stir in a light mayonnaise or natural yoghurt if preferred.
- Spread over buttered bread and serve as open sandwiches or cover with another slice and cut into triangles for afternoon tea.
Egg Salad Sandwich:
- Wash and dry lettuce and cress or watercress if preferred. Shred as finely as possible. Iceberg style lettuce can be grated if it’s crisp and solid enough.
- Prepare bread and butter. Spread with egg mayo (above) or slices of boiled eggs.
- Top with salad and another slice of bread. Push down gently and cut into squares or triangles.
With either a sliced boiled egg filling or an egg mayo filling you could add any of the following:
- sliced ham
- grilled bacon
- finely chopped spring onions
- sliced tomatoes
- a little grated hard cheese
- feta cheese and sliced olives
- smoked salmon
or any other preferred sandwich filling. We used to buy ‘Americains’ in France that were basically a short french loaf filled with ham, sliced tomatoes and/or green salad, sliced boiled egg and mayonnaise. Delicious 🙂
P.S. I’m working on some new recipe books and the “Easy Egg Recipe” download on this page will be taken down soon so grab a copy now while it’s free!