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3 things to do with... eggs

Make a meal out of the humble egg with these fresh ideas.

by: Aletta Lintvelt | 19 Oct 2010

Eggs… just the word conjures up visions of oozing yellow, begging to be mopped up with crusty bread. Whether the nostalgia of boiled eggs with cheesy toast soldiers or puffy golden souffle omelettes gets you smiling, there is no denying the timeless appeal of an egg.

Soft poached eggs on top of a fishcake is an all-time breakfast favourite in my house. Or skip the fry-up in favour of a bacon and egg salad with a citrus dressing or try paperthin omelettes wrapped around soya-glazed bacon. They are great as party snacks too.

For dinner, I often whisk egg and grated parmesan through warm spaghetti for a creamy pasta sauce that needs no cooking. Topped with slow roasted tomatoes it is guaranteed to please even the fussiest eaters.

3 (more) things to do with eggs …

1. Asparagus & poached eggs
Asparagus are now at their best, and dipped into soft poached eggs they make an elegant meal for ladies who lunch. Or for the ones who lie on the couch and watch Masterchef.
To see the recipe, click here.

2. Moroccan tomato and eggs
A saucy one-pan brunch dish that is guaranteed to cure a hangover. To take it to the next level I like adding some sliced chorizo to the pan with the onions.
To see the recipe, click here.

3. Bacon and egg puff pastry pie
Fry some bacon, mix with eggs and peas. Pour into a dish lined with ready-made puff pastry. Dinner. Delicious.
To see the recipe, click here.


Low-fat Pea and Asparagus frittata

If that is too fattening for you, loose the bacon and puff pastry and instead serve up as a delicious frittata that is good hot or cold.
To see the recipe click here.

- Aletta Lintvelt


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