This post should more accurately be titled: what to do when you have five dozen eggs. But I thought, there’s no one other than chicken farmers and me who have five dozen eggs on hand at a time. This story begins when my boyfriend’s cousin raises chickens and proceeds to give eggs to everyone. Oh yes, and by the way, we only got 1/3 of the egg haul. The other two thirds went to Andy’s parents and then to Andy’s sister. EGGS FOR DAYS!
But for a more useful post than what to do when you have five dozen eggs, I shall tell you all about the awesome things you can make with eggs. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but I don’t like egg yolks. Yeah, seriously. A foodie who doesn’t like egg yolks? Sacrilege! But sadly, it’s true. I’ve never liked the flavor since I was young. I use to always cut around my fried egg yolk and slyly slip the yolk to my corgi when I was young. So much so, that he started to become a Pavlovian dog as soon as he heard eggs cracking. Anyways without further ado, here are some of my favorite recipes that use eggs.
Great Recipes that Use Eggs
I know they seem weird, but they’re actually a great snack, source of protein, or salad topper. If you hard boil them, the yolks are super easy to pop out and you can enjoy the egg whites. Egg whites really don’t taste like much but they’re a great texture and they are the part of the egg that holds all the protein and and yolk is what has all the fat. I often boil a whole bunch of eggs and either cut them up and place them on top of my salad or peel them and place them in an air tight container to take to work as a snack. I know they smell weird but if you keep them in the container and eat them right then and there, your office mates shouldn’t mind 😉
How to Hard Boil an Egg
There’s a few different ways that you can find to hard-boil an egg. Here’s the method that I always use:
Place your eggs in a pot and cover just to the top of the eggs with room temperature water. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain and cool in ice water. Do not peel the eggs until they are cold.
A quiche is a simple, easy meal (or more than one meal!) that is easy to prepare and super tasty. I feel like you can eat quiche for any meal of the day. Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, go crazy. The best part, it takes barely any time to prepare most quiches. Try these spinach and artichoke quiche cups from Gimme Some Oven. She made them into a muffin tin for smaller portions which are great for snacks or lunches to bring to work. You can always adjust this recipe so that you can make it into one large quiche to feed a family or guests, too. Just plop it into a pie pan instead.
What’s the difference between a quiche and a frittata, especially a crust-less quiche like above? The main difference is how it’s cooked. A frittata is fried typically in a cast iron pan or oven-safe skillet and then finished in the oven. While quiches are completely baked in the oven from the beginning. I know a lot of people don’t have a cast-iron pan or oven-safe skillet (I don’t), so we can just call it a crust-less quiche and get on with it 😉
Well this recipe is a true frittata. If you don’t have a cast iron pan, I’d suggest sauteeing the onions and butternut squash, then transfer it into a baking dish.
Yes, I know egg salads seem weird but trust me they’re super tasty. I find that they’re a lot less dense than chicken salad and can really have a nice savory taste that’s perfect in sandwiches. I always make a little batch of egg salad, grab some nice pumpernickle bread, provolone cheese, and tomatoes and get busy making sandwiches. Most egg salads use basic ingredients like mustard, mayo, salt, garlic powder, and paprika. Stuff you probably already have in your pantry. Get this classic recipe from Girl Versus Dough (or actually her grandma!)
Still too egg-y for you. Fine, make it into some fried rice. Fried rice isn’t fried rice without eggs (no matter what anyone else says). This tofu, quinoa fried rice is perfect for a healthy, vegetarian dinner.
Simpliest way to incorporate eggs is to bake it! Like try my favorite banana bread recipe. Yum!
How do you like to eat your eggs?