In Praise Of Eggs

I eat a lot of eggs. I think they are great protein, filling and the ultimate fast-food. Here, then, are some of my favourite ways to use them…

 

As a Wrap

Simply make a thin plain or herb omelette by whisking an egg or two, swirling it thinly around the pan, much as you would a pancake. Let it cook through completely. If you’re feeling brave, flip it over and make sure the other side is cooked and brown too. If using straight away, let it cool, then place it on a plate and add whatever you fancy in the middle – chicken bits and salad, prawns, roasted veg, hummus etc. Then fold it up at the bottom and in at the sides, lift and munch – a high protein wrap! Good eh?

 

Mini Tortilla Bites

This is a great snack. Oil a small muffin/cake/Yorkshire pud tray (or if you don’t have one, you can use muffin cases). Then whisk up some eggs, add some seasoning and add whatever you like or keep them plain. I sometimes add fresh herbs or some thinly sliced onions and potato like a traditional Spanish omelette, but how about roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, spring onions etc? Or, for a treat, layer some naturally smoked salmon or left over salmon from last night’s tea in the bottom of the little muffin moulds and then pour over your egg mixture. Fill the moulds almost to the top as they will rise a bit, pop in the oven for 10 minutes or until done and bob’s your uncle – mini tortillas for when you’re hungry! Keep in a glass box in the fridge (Ikea do some good ones).

 

Boiled Eggs

I know you don’t need a recipe for this! But I just had to say that one of the easiest snacks I know is to boil 6 eggs at the beginning of the week, put them back into the box when cool, refrigerate and then munch one when you need something satisfying to eat. If you fancy yours hot and don’t want bread soldiers, how about dipping in asparagus or strips of non-wheat pitta bread instead?  

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