Everyday Eggs

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:

Vitamin A
Vitamin B2
Vitamin D
Iodine
Selenium
Protein

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!

Poached Eggs

Ingredients:

1-2 eggs per person
Vinegar

Method:

  1. Two thirds fill a medium sized pan with water and pour in about 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
  2. Bring to the boil.
  3. Crack an egg into a small cup and then gently ‘pour’ the egg into the boiling water. Do this slowly to avoid splashing.
  4. 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.

  1. 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:

Egg Mayo:

  1. Boil, cool and peel eggs, then place into a fairly large bowl.
  2. Chop finely and stir in a light mayonnaise or natural yoghurt if preferred.
  3. Spread over buttered bread and serve as open sandwiches or cover with another slice and cut into triangles for afternoon tea.

Egg Salad Sandwich:

  1. 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.
  2. Prepare bread and butter. Spread with egg mayo (above) or slices of boiled eggs.
  3. 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 🙂

Bon Appetit!

Linda x


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!

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