Eggs!

@peavey (16912)
United States
November 13, 2007 10:32am CST
I like cooking with eggs, and even with the higher prices lately, they're a cheap source of protein. I fry them, boil them, scramble them, poach them, bake them into casseroles, put them in fried potatoes, make souffles and omelets... but my favorite is a plain fried egg sandwich! What's your favorite way of eating them? Do you have a favorite egg dish or recipe that you'd share?
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20 responses
• United States
13 Feb 08
The best way for me is to have just a good-ol fried sandwich like you. Sorry, I don't have any recipes to share. :o)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Did you see how I spelled hole? What was I thinkin?! Whole (hole), you got my point, I'm sure. :o)
@peavey (16912)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Yes, a whole hole, right?? ;) I've that but never made it myself. Thanks for the idea!
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• United States
14 Feb 08
You are very welcome! :o)
@dodoguy (1294)
• Australia
5 Feb 08
Hi Peavey, Eggs really are so versatile, it's a little hard to decide on a favorite way of preparing them. But if I had to choose, I guess I'm a boiled egg fan, just because it's so convenient to boil them and then put them in the fridge to have later at one's convenience (a bit like potatoes in that respect). For savory experience, the mega-omelet can't be beaten. Cooked up in a well-oiled teflon coated electric frypan, or an electric wok is even better, just for the good temperature control. The beauty of an omelet is that just about any ingredient will enhance the experience - bacon, cheese, onions, chilli, tomato, mushrooms, salami, just about anything will do. The omelot is the eggonomic equivalent of a pizza, with just as much variety and opportunity for creative expression. For immediate convenience, though, I'm inclined to a toasted egg and cheese sandwich, with maybe some onion and tomato thrown in for taste. And we haven't even touched on frying, poaching, scrambling or baking them...
@dodoguy (1294)
• Australia
5 Feb 08
Almost forgot, my mum used to make the best bacon and egg pies - served cold from the fridge with salads in the heat of Summer. Just the thing for the Christmas school holidays, when the bitumen in the roads was melting. I heard they ate eggs a lot in Camelot (mostly omelots).
@peavey (16912)
• United States
5 Feb 08
How do you make a bacon and egg pie? Do you put it in a pie crust? It sounds interesting! Thanks for your other comments, too. I use a heavy cast iron skillet for omelets. I like your "eggonomic equivalent of a pizza" phrase!
@dodoguy (1294)
• Australia
5 Feb 08
Hi Peavey, Actually I don't know the exact recipe for the bacon & egg pie, but it is put in a pie crust. The filling is eggs and chopped bacon all mixed together, and the whole lot is baked like any other pie, but it's served cold. I guess the eggs must have had something to extend them a bit, like milk or something, and they were beaten to aerate them a bit before baking. Very nice and very filling on a hot summer's day!
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I use alot of eggs in my food preparations but as far as eating them, the only way I like them is to scramble them with warm water, onions, peppers, cheese, and black pepper. They are so good like this. They are light and yummy.
@peavey (16912)
• United States
13 Nov 07
That sounds good. Do you mix the other ingredients into the eggs before cooking them or after?
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• United States
14 Nov 07
I mix everything together in a bowl before I fry them. They are so fluffy.
@peavey (16912)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Thanks! I think I'll try that.
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 07
Both my wife and I love eggs so we always have eggs in the morning for breakfast. Sometimes they are omelets and sometimes they scrambled and on some other days, they are half boiled. Yummy!
@peavey (16912)
• United States
13 Nov 07
Half boiled? Do you mean like soft boiled, where the yolks are still soft? I like them that way, too! I like them hard boiled, too, so I can eat them out of hand and put them in meat and potato salad.
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 07
Yes, with the soft yellow yolk... We love the hard boiled eggs too!
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
14 Nov 09
I like eggs all sorts of ways, every way you mentioned plus as juevos Rancharos although I don't know if I spelled that right. I also like a make a crustless quich which is low in carbs but high in flavor I put lots of veggies in it. Basically it is made with 6 eggs, a cup of shredded cheese, and some whipping cream what ever veggies you want, and bake it in a pie pan for about 45 minutes. It is very good.
@peavey (16912)
• United States
14 Nov 09
I had forgotten all about starting this discussion! Thanks for responding. The crustless quiche sounds really good. I may try that soon!
@nancyrowina (3850)
13 Feb 08
I love eggs too I like them boiled and eaten with bread and also as a fried egg sandwich. Scrambled with toast is nice too, they go well with lots of other foods too they really are a versatile thing. People say too many are bad for you but it depends on how you cook them I suppose, if you eat anything fried it's not that good for you.
@peavey (16912)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I suppose we could overdo it, but like you, I think eggs are not that bad for you if you're careful of the way you cook them.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
29 Nov 07
I love sponge cake and angel food cakes. I also love ranch style eggs, that is fried eggs on a fried tortilla with ham or bacon. I do not like plain eggs that much. They have to be fancied up, like with fried eggs along with hash browns with onions and crisp bacon. I make deviled eggs sandwiches, mixing hardboiled eggs with either Miracle Whip, cayenne peppers and chives plus a little salt and pepper. I like plain deviled eggs. But my favorite is using them in cakes.
@peavey (16912)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I forgot about deviled eggs! Thanks for the reminder. I don't bake cakes often because I just eat them. :)
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I use eggs all the time for baking, but if I am eating them for breakfast then I like them fried with the yolk still runny. I gotta have toast with it to dip into the yolk. YUMMY!
@peavey (16912)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I like them like that, too. I like plain bread to sop up the yolks. :)
13 Nov 07
heres my favourite way to use eggs, to make some Yorkshire pudding which will go great with any roast dinner particularly beef and lashings of gravey :) You need : 3 eggs, 115g/4oz flour, 275ml/half a pint of milk, beef dripping, salt. # Mix togather the eggs, flour and a pinch of salt. # Leave this to rest covered in the refrigderator for upto 12 hours but an hour or so is plenty. # Place 1cm/half an inch of beef dripping in the bottom of a rectangular roasting tray, place the beef dripping across the bottom. # Heat the dripping in the oven (at 240c/460f/gas 8) for about 10 minutes, until pi;piping hot. # Remove roasting tray from the oven, pour in the batter and immediately return to the oven. Bake for around 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispey making sure not to open the oven door for the first 20 minutes. Serve immediately with a carved roast beef dinner. They are delicious. Hope you enjoy.
@peavey (16912)
• United States
13 Nov 07
So that's what Yorkshire pudding is! I've heard of it forever, but never seen a recipe for it, thank you! I think I'll try it the next time I have a roast.
@KrauseHome (36746)
• United States
15 Jul 11
Eating Eggs is good food. There are many ways that I enjoy eating them as well. Yes, they are an excellent source of Protein, but for people suffering from High Cholesterol this is not something that is recommended. I personally enjoy them either Hard boiled or made into an omelet the best, but their's nothing like a Fried Egg sandwich when you're in a hurry for sure.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
1 Feb 11
i love scrambled eggs done in a double boiler (or in my case, the microwave) they dont get hard anywhere at all on the bottom and are soft and mushy.
• United States
12 Jan 11
Sadly even 4 yrs after your original post about this it still holds true. But of course like anything you have to watch your sales closely. My hubby has been making his own breakfast sandwiches he uses whatever bread we have around, fries and egg, fries a pork sausage patty, tops it with cheese & fried onions & volia DELICIOUS!
@Angelgirl16 (2174)
• United States
30 Dec 10
I love eggs as well, but I now don't eat them as much as I use to because of the high cholesterol content in the yolk. I eat more of the egg beater, which is more egg white and less cholesterol, the have the same benefits as the shell eggs do.
• United States
27 Dec 10
I love eggs. I love scrabbled eggs in a baguette bread with soy sauce and a little bit of salt/pepper :) Delicious!
@kiran8 (15320)
• Mangalore, India
29 Jun 10
Eggs are my favorites too. i find it a convenient food when I have run out of stuff or feel like like having something quick and easy. I make Omlets with some capsicums and mushrooms thrown in or boil them and add some spices or put them in a spicy gravy...There are so many things one can do with eggs. My own favorite is to have spicy scrambled eggs with toast for breakfast.I add tomatoes , onions, capsicums and chilly powder to make it spicy and with buttered toast it tastes great !
@bunnybon7 (43796)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Jun 10
i like eggs to and believe the commercial that says " the incredible, edible, egg" of course it obviously a staple. cant hardly make much without them.
@oldchem1 (8144)
11 Jun 10
Egg in Jacket - A really great quick and easy lunch recipe
Oh yes I LOVE eggs!! They’re low in calories with only around 80 calories in each egg – so they are great if you’re on a diet, especially combined with vegetables and salads as part of healthy balanced meals! They are also are one of the most nutritious foods money can buy. They contain a vitamins, minerals and protein. I love eggs in all sorts of ways but I would like to share this one really handy recipe with you as it makes a cheap and easy meal (I'll put a picture on) BAKED POTATO WITH EGG Serves 1 1 baking potato 1 large egg Cook potato in microwave and allow to cool. Preheat the oven to 200C/Fan 180C/400F/Gas Mark 6 Slice a top off the potato, scoop out some potato from the largest section (keep potato for use in fish cakes etc.) Place the potato on a baking tray and break an egg into the hole, put top of potato on a baking tray, put into a hot oven for 8-10mins or until the egg is baked to your liking. Serve with salad or baked beans.
@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 10
Hi peavey, egg is one of the essential foods in our house. Therefore I always stock up some in the fridge. Moreover kids always have good appetite if having eggs as dishes during meal time. My son and nephew love egg very much. They like taking half boiled eggs or fried eggs and bacon to eat together with bread as breakfast They will feel as happy as a lark if seeing there are dishes prepared from eggs. Yeah, they love both onion strips and chopped small pieces of long beans to stir fry with stirred egg with seasoning added to it. They will ask for another bowl of rice for sure if such dishes are served on the dinner table Happy posting
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
6 Dec 09
I like to eat eggs. It is one of my favorite. When I go to eat at a restaurant, I always tell the chef to cook the food I order with eggs instead of pork. I don't care about the ways eggs are cooked because I love whatever cooking style it is used.
@asweetie (1188)
• India
12 Nov 09
hi peavey, i love eating eggs and my favourite way to eat them is omellete or boiled. depending upon how much fat i think i am feeling that morning i eat it this way. So if i feel i m not feeling any extra ounce on me i would go for fatty break fast with 2 eggs omellete, and toast with butter and jam and a big glass of milk but if i feel i have gained couple of ounces of fat i would have just one boiled egg for breakfast.