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Nov 6, 2013 12:23 PM

Large Scale Egg Recipes

Hi all,
I work as a preschool cook. We are looking for more egg recipes. We currently either make scrambled eggs or fritatta. However, the kids don't like toomuch "stuff" in their fritatta so it is usually just eggs and ham or eggs and broccoli.

We're trying to come up with new egg recipes. Due to healthcode we cannot cook runny eggs. The kids don't tend to like non scrambled eggs. Our only current idea is egg fried rice (but we are worried that we will have so put so much egg into it that it will be weird). Egg salad sandwhiches have not gone over well in the past.

Let me know if you have any ideas.

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  1. When I taught pre-school, we served:
    deviled eggs with tuna
    Chilaquiles Scrambled Eggs with tortillas
    Pasta with Scrambled Eggs
    - orzo with veggies and eggs
    - alla carbonara
    hot dogs and scrambled eggs
    make savory mini muffins - like fritattas -
    hard-boiled eggs cut in quarters and wrap in ham or turkey slices with cheese
    fried rice with chopped egg omelette

    Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs
    3 eggs
    1/4 cup cottage cheese
    salt and pepper, to taste

    1. Place the eggs, cottage cheese, salt and pepper into a blender and blend until smooth (or mix together by hand if you like cottage cheese curds)
    2. In a small frying pan, melt a little butter (to coat the bottom of the pan).
    3. Pour the eggs mixture into the frying pan.
    4. Without stirring, gently push the cooked portion to the center; continue until all the eggs are fully cooked (but not dry). This is also good with the addition of cherry tomatoes, cut in halves and sauteed in butter... mix into cooked eggs before serving and top with chopped parsley.

    I personally believe in playing with food: each child has a round paper plate and makes a face from fruit and vegetables to eat (scrambled eggs for hair?) add: granola, pasta, nuts, olives, avocado slices. This is messy and makes meal-time long...but it is fun and teaches colors and shapes, too.

    1. what about baked egg recipes. something along the lines of say lining a muffing tin with a piece of ham, dropping in an egg and bake until cooked through. I love them with a runny yolk but you could bake them a little longer for the kids. I've never tried it with beaten egg either but in theory that should work too . . . its kind of like scrambled eggs but in a muffin shape.

      1. Sweet:
        Custard pie
        Pound cake
        French Toast

        There are a gazillion variations on frittata. Rachel Ray has a pizza fritatta that can be made kid-friendly

        Breakfast burritos: ham, scrambled eggs, a little cheese in a wrap?

        1. Breakfast tacos! In my experience, kids go crazy for anything with "taco" in the name.
          Scrambled eggs in tortilla with cheese. And any other toppings you think they would enjoy.

          Good luck!

          1. How about crepes? You can fill them with all sorts of stuff from savory things like ham and cheese to sweet stuff like fresh fruits.

            Or along those same lines, homemade manicotti?

            My gradeschool used to sell an egg pizza, which was basically just pizza dough with olive oil and garlic on it, then topped with beaten egg and some green peppers, maybe a little Romano too, before it was baked.

            Some Italians put hard boiled egg in their baked pasta dishes too (along with ricotta and ham).