I have been an official “chicken farmer” for over ten years now.
The problem? Three of our five children have declared “No More Eggs,” and I have had to get creative with my ideas for this most perfect food. Imagine being sick of eggs? I never would have believed it.
I’ve started making Egg Sandwiches that have been a hit and now have developed the easiest trick ever for creating homemade Egg Mc Muffins.
The sandwich pictured above is the plain version, but topped with cheese, a slice of tomato, and a squirt of mayo, my mouth starts watering. Fried eggs with a touch of fried onions on sour dough bread tops the list as one of my favorite sandwiches of all times.
Another amazing On the Go breakfast idea is my Egg and Cheese Puffs.
I can’t begin to tell you how good they are. Dense and hearty, you can stuff them with your favorite toppings.
I have been able to stockpile soft burritos after a wonderful coupon and sale event. So, egg burritos have been another way to incorporate eggs into our meal plan. They are healthy and frugal, so I am slowly wooing my children back to where they need to be. We raise chickens, for goodness sake, they can not ban eggs. 🙂
Again, plain, for my daughter, is pictured above, but we love to put a Mexican twist to our breakfast burritos by adding salsa, cheese, diced tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and…oh my, my mouth is watering.
Yes, creating a breakfast burrito bar is now one of our favorite things for guests.
I think I may go make breakfast for dinner this evening.
During my No Food Waste week, this simple egg salad was made multiple times while I made sure that every hard boiled Easter egg was used wisely.
This simple egg, cheese and broccoli quiche, made with a store bought crust (shh…it was free), incorporates eggs into your choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner in just minutes.
Even our “real men” have been enjoying this quick and easy quiche.
With a prep time of just five minutes, my Elegant Egg Bake has become a staple. It’s so creamy and delicious,; perfect for company. If you would like to serve a Veggie option, try my Veggie Egg Casserole packed with garden vegetables.
With fresh, organic, free range eggs at my disposal, my children should not be able to resist this most perfect food, especially when I am trying my best to be creative with the egg ideas.
What unique ways to you use up eggs?
I do all of those, except the quiche. We also add fried eggs to BLTs, chop hardboiled eggs onto salads, make baked oatmeal, deviled eggs (doesn’t everybody like those?) and rice/bread pudding.
I would love to raise chickens. If only for the eggs! We have a small backyard and 2 dogs. Bird dogs…whose instinct is to chase the chickens! Darn those retrievers! But my nighbor and friends has 6 chickens! We tend her chickens when she is out of town and have gotten spoiled witht the eggs. I think the very best thing for these eggs is baking! It makes my cookies oh so much yummier! I think all your meals look yummy! When your kiddos are grown they will say “remember how good those fresh eggs were”?
One of my favorite ways to use eggs is in a fritata. I just take any left over vegetables and saute them. Beat 3 – 4 eggs and pour over the vegetables. Cook on the stove top until the bottom sets then put in the oven to finish the top. Or sometimes I just put a lid on the skillet to finish. Quick easy, and great for using up all those lovely eggs .
I scramble eggs and put them in pita pockets with shredded cheese and salsa. It’s so simple, but awesome! I love it!
Deviled eggs. And my kids like pesto eggs from food.com (formerly recipezaar):
In addition to fritattas and scrambled eggs, and I use eggs in fried rice. It’s a cheap meal that’s also really quick.
I grew up with a take on the BLT: bacon, EGG, tomato on either toasted or non-toasted bread, spread with just a bit of mayo. A Missouri summer treat!
I like to slice hard-boiled eggs and use them instead of meat in wraps. I take a whole-wheat tortilla and pile on sliced eggs, shredded romaine, bean sprouts, and shredded carrot, drizzle it with with olive oil and red wine vinegar, and end with a sprinkle of sea salt. My sister calls it a “salad sandwich.” 🙂
I cube some potatoes – the smaller the faster they cook. Then cook them in a frying pan with a little oil. You can add anything you want at this point. I usually add garlic and some onion plus any vegetables that I have in the refridgerator. Broccoli and bell peppers are really good. When everything is cooked add some beaten eggs to bind it all together and a little cheddar cheese for the topper. I like to add a little salsa to the top of mine – my husband likes his plain. This mixture also rolls up nicely for a breakfast burrito.
When I was a little girl my mother used to make me an egg dish when I was sick or just feeling blah. She used to tear up a piece of white bread into a bowl. She would boil a 3 minute egg, then crack it on top of the bread and sprinkle it with pepper. I can still picture her scraping the cooked egg out of it’s shell. It was the best thing ever, and always made me feel better. Now, when I have had a long,hard day my husband will make the same dish for me. He uses whole wheat bread and 2 over easy fried eggs, but it makes me feel just a good, and just as loved. Thanks for bringing back a great memory for me with your post!
Tuna salad, egg salad, breakfast burritoes, fried rice, breakfast casserole, strata, bread pudding, french toast, frittata, quiche, chef salad, angel food cake, custard, western scramble or just boiled and sliced with salt. Eggs have to be one of the most flexible foods you can find. 🙂
“use up eggs”? Ha! Our chickens (like yours, I am sure) lay way more eggs than we can eat. I sell what I can, barter some, and well, we do eat alot of them. I too, have gone through every cookbook I own, to find good ideas for recipes. We have eaten eggs just about every way they can be fixed. The boys love fritattas made with sausage, or ham.
I imagine I might get tired of eggs if I had them all the time, but it would sure take a while. I love eggs. They are so stinkin’ versatile. I keep looking on here to see if anyone has posted any new recipes I haven’t tried. Glad folks are posting good ideas.
As my dear grandmother had a lot of people dependent upon her during the depression, she had to be creative with her resources. I grew up on having a baked potato topped with a chopped hard boiled egg and covered with homemade butter. Of course, the homemade butter is no longer available, but please do try this as it is so delicious and comforting. Also, slightly toast 2 pieces of buttered bread, spread mayo, and top with hard boiled egg. Yum – even better if you add a little dried dill over the egg. Think of your own desired toppings.
Hubby has issues with eggs, we thought it was the yolks but even egg whites give him grief now … nothing like ruining a perfect weekend day but letting him have some eggs for breakfast 🙁 Sonny Boy has issues too but in small quantaties, he’s ok … such as an egg sandwich, but not omlets and such. ME? I LOVE EGGS! I’m eating a 2 egg white/1 whole egg and cheese omlet right this second. Boiled and topped on a salad. Egg salad on multi grain crackers. Quiche (did you know you can freeze them??). Favorite would be an egg and cheese with bacon or sausage and bagel sandwich….yeah baby! 🙂 I wouldn’t mind having a chicken or two 🙂
I just posted a blender egg casserole http://momonamission.me/?p=1618.
We just got chickens about a month ago and we have about three eggs a day! I’m loving it.
Well for my Carb loving children, I hide the eggs in Dutch Babies. they are sort like a pancake in the oven. 4eggs, 1cup milk, 1 cup flour.Mix in blender. Melt half a stick of butter in 9×13 pan at 425. When oven is hot and butter is melted, pour batter in. cook for 20-25min. It puffs up, but when you take it out it starts to settle. Serve with syrup and fruit!
Love the egg ideas! Here are 2 of my faves I haven’t seen mentioned yet:
I stretch leftover meat and veggies into another meal by mixing with scrambled eggs and topping with cheese. Leftover steak and baked potatoes are great chopped up and scrambled into eggs. If I have corn tortillas I fry them in oil and then put the mixture inside.
Ham, egg and cheese quesadillas are my son’s fave. Heat a castiron skillet to medium high, heat a flour tortillas until it puffs, turning several times to keep from burning, then layer scrambled eggs, sliced deli ham\chopped leftover ham, and american singles, fold in half and cook until cheese melts.
There’s a hot Italian pasta dish with bacon, peppers and peas. There’s a ton of variations on this so find your own, but then I take it an extra step and top with chopped hardboiled eggs. It sounds odd, but bacon and eggs are always a fantastic combo. I too like Dutch babies, but we called them German pancakes. Finally, Cuban black beans and rice. Betty Crocker has a fantastic slow cooker recipe for these beans. I put in either several shakes of Liquid Smoke or a few chopped chipotles in adobo sauce (whichever I have – the smokiness really seems to satisfy the meat lovers.) Put the beans over some hot brown rice, top with some fresh cilantro and chopped hard boiled egg. You’ve got a wholesome vegetarian dish that serves a crowd and keeps me satisfied for hours. You can also dip sandwiches in scrambled eggs and then fry the sandwiches. Think of it as a savory stuffed french toast.
I love eggs and my son loves eggs. However, my husband (and son’s father) hates eggs. He won’t even look at a dish if he can discern that an egg is in it. Things like quiche, fritattas, egg salad, fried/scrambled eggs, eggdrop soup (yum) even potato salad are completely out of the picture for meals. I make meatloaf and cornbread, but am not aware of a whle lot of meal recipes that call for eggs. So, my challenge is, how do I incorporate more eggs into our meals without my husband knowing? Does anyone have any great meals that hide eggs?
Thanks so much ladies!
Oh, that is a tough one. I was going to say stir fry or meat loaf, but you have that covered. Hmm…..I’ll think about it. 🙂
@Colleen McKie, My comment would be why bother. Unless you have a ton of eggs that you need to use up – you and your son eat eggs however you like and I am sure your husband is getting plenty of protein (or whatever you are after) from other sources.