You’ve had them scrambled and you’ve had them fried, but what else can you do with an egg? Easter has got us thinking about the ‘egg-cellent’ things you could do with those little delights that come from our feathered, free range friends. We scoured the web and found these simple ideas.
1. Coddled eggs… (from Whole Living)
Grease some tea cups with butter and crack an egg in each of them, sprinkle your favourite herbs over the top (we love a bit of finely chopped fresh basil). Fill a large pan, with a lid, full of enough water so you don’t fully submerge the cups. Bring to nearly boiling and sit the tea cups in the water and pop the lid on, steaming them like a bain-marie. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes to your own liking and enjoy straight from the cup with a toasted breakfast muffin.
2. Onion rings, sunny side up… (from Apron Strings)
This is a super tasty way to bring your fried eggs to life! Thickly slice a whole large onion and separate the rings. Oil a medium hot pan and drop the rings in, fry one side till lightly browned and flip over. Crack an egg inside each one and fry as you would normally. When cooked to your liking sprinkle some salt and pepper over them. Perfect with a full English brekkie.
3. Eggy in a basket… (from My Recipe Journey)
This one is simple, how does fried bread sound with an egg in the middle? Use a scone cutter to cut a hole out of the middle of a slice of bread. Cook as you would fried bread but crack an egg into the hole, frying the circle of bread tat came out of the hole alongside too. Use the circle for dipping in your yolk and enjoy.
4. Baked… (from All You)
Why not try cutting the tops off small crusty bread rolls, crack an egg inside and bake until the egg is cooked and the roll toasted. This is a surprisingly delicious complimentary dish to your bowl of tomato soup. You can bake an egg in just about anything, so get creative in the kitchen.
5. Brownie eggs… (from Craft Marmalade)
This one is a sneaky little dessert! It’s a little fiddly, but once you’ve blow out some egg shells, it’s not as hard as it sounds and you can search for some tips and how-to blogs on the web. Once the egg shells are all clean and dry, make your favourite chocolate brownie mix, oil the inside of your shells and fill 1/4 full with brownie mix. Bake as per your recipe, leave to cool and surprise everyone by asking them to crack open an egg to get a chocolate brownie.