Growing up, I wasn’t much of an egg-eater. In fact, I can clearly remember several times that eggs made me sick first thing in the morning. The fact that I keep about 30-40 laying hens at any given time may not make much sense. Although I wasn’t a fan of eggs as a kid, I’ve learned to enjoy them much more the older I’ve gotten. Eggs are packed with protein and farm eggs are packed with nutrients like carotene and vitamins. Here are my favorite ways to eat eggs that will please even the people that don’t care for eggs.
If I’m in a hurry and want something filling and full of flavor, omelettes are the perfect choice. I start by cracking 3-4 eggs in a glass jar and whisking them up with a fork. I’ll add some shredded cheese, salt and pepper. A pinch of garlic powder is also good to whisk in. Melt a little bit of butter or olive oil in a pan and pour the whisked eggs into the skillet. I add some chopped vegetables and meat into it. Chopped bacon or lunch meat adds some extra flavor and protein. Spinach, arugula, bell peppers and onions are also delicious to chop up and add in. Omelettes are a quick win when you’re craving an egg-heavy, fast and nutritious breakfast.
Mediterranean Egg Sandwiches
If you’re not a fan of the egg, you might really like these. Mediterranean egg sandwiches are full of flavor that isn’t egg-y. Start by cooking up a couple of pieces of bacon and chop them up. Pre-packaged bacon pieces works also. Chop up a few sun-dried tomatoes and whisk them with some eggs. Scramble the eggs and tomatoes, and sprinkle with feta cheese. If you have an avocado, thinly slice one half of it up. Tuck the avocado slices, eggs and bacon into a piece of pita bread. Add some pesto or herbs to taste.
I mentioned that I’m not always a fan of eggs, but, due to the large flock of chickens I always keep, we usually have an overflow of eggs. Part of the way that I combat this is by using egg-heavy recipes. When I make cakes, brownies or other baked goods, I use recipes that call for 3-4 eggs, instead of 1-2. Not only do these recipes usually have a better texture and flavor at the end, but I can use up more of our eggs. *Note- most recipes that are from scratch, rather than out of a box, generally call for more eggs.
One of my favorite go-to dessert recipes is for fudgy brownies. The recipe calls for 4 eggs to make one pan of brownies! Most boxed brownie recipes call for one egg. I use an Amish recipe for a chocolate cake that also calls for four eggs instead of just one or two like many boxed mixes do.
There are many ways that you can eat eggs. When you find yourself stuck on how to use your eggs up, get creative. Look for egg-heavy recipes. Think about how you can incorporate some of your favorite flavors into an egg recipe.