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Eggs Five Ways

Author: Miranda Eason

Every healthy eating guru agrees that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you’re literally breaking your fast after a night’s sleep and a nourishing breakfast will get your day off to the best possible start. My go to breakfast is porridge, topped with fruit, nuts and seeds but, when I’ve got the time, I like to have something involving eggs. Here’s five ideas inspired by some of my favourite places for out and about weekday breakfasts and weekend brunches.

Superfood scrambled eggs

Inspired by: Pod (my favourite chain for healthy and filling brekkies and lunches)
Slice of granary toast, scrambled eggs (made with two eggs) with spinach and fresh tomato stirred through towards the end of cooking, topped with crumbled feta cheese and seeds.

Poached eggs and smashed avocado

Inspired by: Hackney Bureau
Two slices of sourdough toast, two poached eggs, a side of smashed avocado topped with feta cheese, plus some leaves, I like watercress.

Turkish eggs

Inspired by: Counter Cafe
Fry half a red onion with a little paprika and cumin. Add a chopped garlic clove and fry for another couple of minutes. Add 150g of passata and gently simmer for around ten minutes. Make two hollows in the sauce and crack in two eggs. Cover with a lid and simmer for around five minutes for soft yolks. Serve with a couple of slices of toast and topped with fresh, chopped coriander and garlic yoghurt.

Miso scrambled eggs

Inspired by: Rita’s Bar & Dining
Wholemeal muffin, scrambled eggs topped with chopped spring onions and miso sauce (which you can buy from Japanese supermarkets)

Veggie brekkie

Inspired by: Ozone
Poached eggs, oven roasted tomatoes, wilted spinach, mushrooms and halloumi. Incidentally, does anyone else find it amusing that halloumi is one of Waitrose’s essential items? I mean I love it as much as the next person, but I’m not sure it’s essential. My friend Die would probably disagree though.

What’s your favourite way to eat eggs? Do share in the comments section below. I’m always looking out for new ideas!

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12 thoughts on “Eggs Five Ways

  1. Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on rye bread is my go to supper on a Thursday night after yoga. At the weekend pancakes are my eggy friend.

  2. Love this post – I love eggs and have just mastered the art of an (almost) perfect poached egg. I’m going to try all these recipes!! 🙂

    1. What’s your poached egg technique Lynn? Mine (which is actually Nigel Slater’s) works, but they look a bit messy!

      1. I just went with Jamie Oliver (or Joliver as I like to call him). Boil kettle, pour boiling water into a shallow pan. Add some sea salt and when it comes to the boil turn down to low heat. I pop a medium-large egg in a ramekin dish and then slowly ease the egg into the water (I’ve come to the conclusion this is the important bit in keeping the egg together). I time it for 2 minutes exactly and don’t touch it – I don’t stir the water at all. Scoop it out after 2 minutes and usually, fingers crossed, I have a nice runny egg – I’m not going to lie sometimes it looks more like scrambled egg but I did a couple of proper looking poached eggs at the weekend 🙂

        1. Ah, Nigel’s method doesn’t involve a ramekin dish, definitely trying that next time I have poached eggs Lynn – thank you for sharing!

  3. Nothing beats a boiled egg with soldiers! My favourite breakfast treat are sausages from the local butcher. I have a great butcher near me with a big selection of sausages so every once in a while they get the honour of me turning up with the genuine just got out of bed look to mull over what have for breakfast. If my dog is lucky she gets a sausage to herself too.

    1. Those sound so good Tallulah, thank you for sharing! I have friends staying in a couple of weekends time, they will be perfect the morning-after-the-night-before Sunday brunch.

      1. I love eggs. Poached are my faves (all about adding the right amount of white wine vinigar and having the water boiling with just the right amount of aggresion!) I will even have an egg on a pizza too, which provokes a 50/50 marmite-esque reaction

        Some other savoury Eggy favs of mine are deviled eggs (http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/bacon-deviled-eggs) and the best of the best Scotch Eggs (http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/scotch-eggs) – made with really good quality sausage meat that are well seasoned with sage (Claire – I am with you on good sausages – amazing!!

        Best sweet thing – French Toast of course! (http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/caramelized-french-toast-with-cinnamon-and-berries) with side of smoked bacon and maple syrup – oh yum!

        Tallulah – i am going to definitely try your recipe out this weekend….di-viiiiiiiine!!!

        1. I am a little suspicious of egg on a pizza Nicola, but I love eggs and I love pizza so I’m not sure what’s stopping me giving it a whirl. Totally trying that recipe for devilled eggs they sound de-licious!

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