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Mar 23, 2011 12:09 PM

Egg-intensive brunch dish needed

It's spring - at least according to my chickens, anyway - and I am drowning in eggs. They're lovely, multicoloured and I have dozens of then in my fridge. In the past 24 hours I've sold 6 dozen to friends and I still have at least 6 dozen left. So I'm looking for an interesting, delicious brunch dish for Sunday that uses as many eggs as possible. Here are my criteria:
1 - No quiche or frittata (kinda boring, to me anyway)
2 - Must be portable - brunch is at someone else's house.
3 - Must be extremely delicious - all cuisines considered.
4 - No strata either. I've done that too many times.
5 - Brunch is a large potluck affair so dish should serve 10 to 15 people (or more).
6 - Exotic is good, as long as it isn't too insanely labour-intensive or require too much last-minute assembly.
Thanks for any and all suggestions. I'm open to all kinds of possibilities.

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  1. Eggs Benedict (or some variation) if you're comfortable making them ahead and reheating a la minute.
    Fancy up some deviled eggs with caviar or smoked fish

    1. If you're not in charge of a main dish, just part of the pot luck, why not deviled eggs? Here are some recipes so you can vary the fillings. Try horseradish,'s endless.

      1. Whenever I make this casserole, the dish is scraped clean by the guests!

        10 slices Cheddar or American cheese torn in small pieces
        2 (10oz) pkgs frozen chopped spinach, thawed/drained
        2 cups cottage cheese
        5 eggs, lightly beaten
        1/3 cup AP flour
        salt/pepper to taste

        Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease 9x13 baking dish
        Reserve small amount of cheese for top.
        Combine remaining cheese with rest of ingredients in bowl and mix well.
        Pour in dish & sprinkle with reserved cheese. Bake 45-60 min, until bubbly.

        1. How about a Spanish Tortilla. Here is a pretty good recipe. They are flexible so you can puts lots of good stuff in them.

          1. There are some really good Indian curried egg recipes, and an Indian rice and egg dish which a friend used to make - cannot remember the name. Maybe somebody else remembers? That dish also reminds me of one Mario Batali does, Uova in Brodetto, poached eggs in sauce. I'll bet you could use soft boiled eggs in lieu of the poached ones, and just slide them into the sauce, as I think Indian curried egg dishes do. A crock pot would easily accomodate this, with the bread served on the side. Crock pot would work for the Indian dishes, too.

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            1. re: sancan

              Also Indonesian cuisine has a lot of egg curries and other eggecntric dishes.
              Any sort of souffle that you don't mind eating fallen, Spinach for example or a rolled one.
              Spanikopita filling can be made with a lot of eggs in it as well.