Fried, scrambled, poached…..you name it the egg is one of the most versatile foods you can prepare! Even better than that, they are super cheap!
This feature picture is not a great one! I had this for breakfast this morning. It tasted better than it looked, but really does it look so bad? I was thinking this morning about how I need to add more recipes to my “food blog.” I am finding it hard to measure ingredients and write down every step I take. But my interest in this blog was born out of many years of looking in the cabinet and trying to make something nice with what you have.
So, eggs. Simple, cheap and can very easily add protein to a meal. I started to add some lovely facts about all the reasons eggs are good for you here, but I don’t want to bore you. It’s easy enough to google.
Later on, as time permits, I plan to list a few very simple methods to prepare eggs and even make them fit enough for company. Even though eggs are cheap and nutritious; it’s sometimes hard to get the perfect egg dish correct. So, I endeavor to add this to the blog at some point in the future. Trust me I have had many opportunities to make a great egg dish, only to end up with something that was edible, but not spectacular.
I had no bread this morning, but what good are over-easy eggs without some starch to soak up those creamy, warm yolks. So, I warmed a small skillet on the stove top and added about a teaspoon of coconut oil. I had the heat on 4 or low to medium. I wanted the eggs to cook slowly without burning on the bottom. Carefully cracked two eggs in the pan and then salt and peppered the tops. I let them cook for a minute and then added a lid. This allows the whites to cook fully without flipping the egg (it’s risky, lol). I let them cook another minute or so until the whites were not running clear. I then removed the skillet from the heat. When in doubt, undercooking is better than over cooking. Your eggs will continue to cook while in the pan with the residual heat.
While I was doing the eggs, I toasted a hot dog bun. Yes, that’s what I said, a hot dog bun! I opened the bun flat on a plate and layered sliced tomatoes on top. Next, I added some mixed fresh greens (you know, to make it healthy). Then, I placed my perfect over easy eggs right on top and sprinkled with a bit of shredded sharp cheddar, and crushed red pepper flakes. It was delicious with my cup of coffee.
I feel somewhat ridiculous for posting this, but I know there are those of you out there than have made things work no matter the ingredients. And if, there are any of you out there that haven’t, this blog is for you!