Eggs are so adaptable. They are, of course, fantastic in a multitude of ways for breakfast—but don’t forget
about them at dinner, either! Omelettes, frittatas, soufflés, and scrambles make great, simple suppers. I also like to add fried or poached eggs to noodle or rice dishes as well as certain types of salads.
With something as simple as an eggs dish, the quality of the eggs makes a huge difference, so buy free-range eggs
from a local farm whenever possible. The yolks will be bright and flavourful; the eggs will be wonderfully fresh.
Although free-range eggs cost a bit more than regular supermarket eggs, they are still a phenomenal deal for
what you get. The flavour is really worth a couple extra dollars per dozen.
Think of eggs the way many think of chicken, as a great canvas for any 10 combination of flavours.
IDEAS Eggs :
SPICY VEGETABLE OMELETTE:
Add spice oil, cayenne, or yourfavourite chili powder to an omelette. Sweet vegetables like tomato or bell pepper are a nice offset for the heat.
EGGS POACHED IN TOMATO SAUCE:
Crack an eggs into gently boiling tomato sauce . Once the white is no longer translucent, remove and serve with extra sauce.
GREEN SAUCE OVER POACHED EGGS:
Crack an egg into gently boiling water. Let it cook for two to three minutes, then remove. Dress with green chili sauce .
CURRIED VEGETABLE SCRAMBLE:
Start with a vegetable scramble, but use sweet potato instead of regular potato. Add curry powder or the spices for chana dal .
OMELETTE WITH TOMATO AND GARLIC SCAPES:
Garlic scapes are the edible shoots of garlic, with a light taste and a peppery note. Look for them at a farmers’ market.
ASIAN VEGETABLE SCRAMBLE:
Add sesame oil, soy sauce, and green onions to the vegetable scramble recipe. Use some kind of choy or gai lan in place of the other vegetables.
Serve a poached or fried eggs over beans and a tortilla. Garnish with salsa , cheese, cilantro, green onions, avocado, or diced tomato.
SCRAMBLED EGGS WRAP:
For a good hand-held breakfast (or lunch, or dinner), wrap a vegetable scramble in a flour tortilla. Add cheese and fresh greens to finish it off.