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Apr 27, 2013 09:11 AM

Favorite egg preparations for breakfast

I have a great source of farm eggs, and am looking for some new preparation ideas for breakfast ...

Lately I've been doing

a sprouted-grain English muffin half, toasted
topped with avocado slices
topped with a slice of cheese
topped with a poached egg
drizzled with good olive oil
freshly cracked white pepper
fleur de sel
grape tomatoes on the side

Ready to try something different ... ideas??

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  1. Nothing beats soft scrambled eggs for me....tomatoes and mushroom caps on the side are a nice garnish.

    As for omelets.....I don't like too many items and I cannot stand browned eggs.....a soft fluffy omelet is preferred over a thin, hard, folded one. For me a Cream Cheese and Green Onion/Chive omelet is perfect. avocado with eggs.....and finishing with a pat of real butter.

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    1. re: fourunder

      hear hear on eggs with avocado. My favorite breakfast taco is eggs whites, avocado, and cotija.

      1. re: fourunder

        Gordon Ramsay yes. Definitely my favorite.

        1. re: fourunder

          OMG, I cant believe you posted that. I keep watching and watching but I cannot get that down like Jack. He is a Master.

          He uses a fork on a non sick pan. Some nubes say he cant cook then, I say he breaks the rules because he can. He was personal chef for the president of France, what are your credentials? Hmm.

          1. re: kjonyou

            Huh? Some people say that Jacques Pepin can't cook?

            1. re: bear

              Always easier to be a critic then create.

        2. A golden brown fritatada with sauted onions, red peppers, fresh spinach, sauted country ham or prochuitto, a good shreaded imported gruyere or aged goat cheese and fresh herbs like basil and thyme.

          1. Over easy egg on top of crispy hash browns or home fries, and dashed with hot sauce.

            I also like over easy eggs on a bed of garlicky sautéed greens.

            1. Huevos motulenos, yum. Easier for you to Google it than for me to explain it.

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              1. re: Veggo

                I googled for you! Is this pretty much how you make them? Sounds wonderful. Maybe have to whip some up soon.


                1. re: c oliver

                  That's it- isn't it purty? And the flavors are a symphony.

                  1. re: Veggo

                    Do you have any trouble getting the ingredients, esp. the plantains?

                    1. re: c oliver

                      The Goya frozen platanos maduros work well. Nuke the pack and you are good to go.

                      1. re: Veggo

                        Are they whole? Do you thaw, cut in half and then fry? I'm curious how the texture is after freezing and thawing. I made some banana bread not long ago. It was delicious but those bananas were really disgusting until I mashed them up.

                        1. re: c oliver

                          They are pre-sliced on the bias. Nuke 'em frozen and use 'em, just like in the pictures. No need to fry. Trust me, it's that simple.

                          1. re: Veggo

                            Oh, he fried them and I think the dish would taste even better with some of that caramelization. But I can get fresh so not a problem. I was just wondering if YOU can.

                            1. re: c oliver

                              Yes, there is a very good latin market in Bradenton called Acapulco.

                              1. re: Veggo

                                Cool. Looking forward to hearing about it the next time you fix it. It may make it onto our menu sometime this week.

                2. re: Veggo

                  I was going to say Huevos rancheros. The H.m. sounds interesting, though it takes more work. H.r. can be whipped up in 5 minutes.

                  1. re: Veggo

                    This is the winning suggestion for me. I know I've had Mexican style eggs in tomato sauce a few times in the past. I don't remember plantains. It appears that there are a lot of different versions out there. this one seems to be the style most appealing to me:

                    1. re: Feed Me

                      Except for the mushrooms (????) I could get behind this version. I also would just 'somewhat' mash whole beans as I'm not a real fan of your typical refried.

                      1. re: Feed Me

                        Nice. The mushrooms with the beans is new to me. The beauty of this dish, aside from being pretty, is that there are 8 or more common flavors in combination, and not a single one is dominant, but the sum of the parts is magical.

                        1. re: Veggo

                          I'm no hidebound traditionalist but neither the texture nor the flavor of mushrooms seems to blend with the rest. Just my $0.02.

                    2. For every day I love a simple spinach omelet. Occasionally with cheese but more often without.

                      Weekend treat at home would be good bread, sharp cheddar, sliced avocado and either a slice hard boiled or runny yolk fried egg.

                      Weekend treat when dining out would eggs bennie or eggs florentine.

                      Weekend treat when on the run would be an egg sandwich from Starbucks, DD or a bagel place depending on where my errands are taking me.

                      All the "out meals" are easily made at home but that rarely happens in our house.

                      Couple of other ideas for you:

                      Ham and cheese egg cups-line muffin tins with black forest ham, drop an egg in, top with whatever cheese your prefer and back until the egg is set to your liking.

                      Salsa egg cups- spray a ramekin with olive oil, cover bottom with salsa, top salsa with either a whole egg or if your prefer, whisked as for scrambled, top egg with sliced jalapeño and shredded cheddar. Microwave (if you want it quick) or bake until the eggs are set.

                      A simple toad-in-the-hole can be very satisfying.

                      Of course there is always quiches and frittatas…those combos are endless.

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                      1. re: foodieX2

                        Thanks everyone for all the great ideas :)

                        The ham, cheese, and egg cups sound nice and easy (and delicious). It's a cool spring, so I can probably still use the oven for awhile right now ...

                        1. re: foodieX2

                          "A simple toad-in-the-hole can be very satisfying."

                          You are soooo right.

                          1. re: foodieX2

                            I've made this a couple of times (my grandsons especially like it:

                            Kind of your version your ham & cheese cups.