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Eggs - What a Beautiful Thing!

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I was just browsing the frig when I saw that box of eggs and thought what an amazing product. You can practically make anything with them, from scrambled to over easy, in a cake, or a sweet bread dough to make sticky buns, in an omelet, an egg drop soup. My latest is an Italian Fritita baked in the oven with a medley of prochuitto, green veggies, fresh herbs and some fontina cheese.

So what are some of your favorite ways to use those incredible eggs.

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  1. Lots of great ideas here
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6806...

    Lately, I like eggs (hard boiled or sunny side up) on a salad. I also like them baked in an avocado.

    1. I just steamed 6 over simmering water-they're in their ice bath right now so I can peel 'em. this juicing thing is making me crave proteins so nuts and a HBE may help that.

      really do enjoy:

      PD's hard boiled egg casserole as bad as it sounds

      egg salad sandwiches

      HBE's in fresh potato salad

      ham/egg/pickle wrap up appy's

      Egg Benedict (if you can find someone who can actually do the egg right) 9 times outta 10 they're not cooked enough for me

      deviled eggs made from crazy ingredients

      edit: forgot to add crepes, love those things filled with just about anything

      conversely don't care for:

      Scotch eggs
      HBE's in the middle of meatloaf
      frittatas
      or too many eggs in a pound cake (too eggy for my taste)

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      1. re: iL Divo

        This may be a challenge for me: find an egg preparation that I don't like.

          1. re: ferret

            Right about now, I looking for some creamy carbonara.

          2. re: iL Divo

            I just checked out PD's recipe.That does sound quite tasty. Especially over toast.

            1. re: miss_belle

              you know miss belle, I'm not a fan of this particular TV personality, but years ago when she made it on TV, it looked like it just might work. it did for whatever reason and I truly did like it as did the family, it disappeared.

              1. re: miss_belle

                Hardboiled eggs baked in a béchamel sauce is a very old recipe. You'll find it in many 19th and early 20th century cookbooks.

                Given the surfeit of eggs at a time when so many people kept their own chickens, there are scores and scores of egg recipes in older cookbooks. It's quite fascinating reading through all the possibilities for preparing eggs.

                1. re: Roland Parker

                  Substitute a curry version of béchamel sauce and you've got another old fashioned favorite.

                  1. re: Sharuf

                    This sounds great. Bechamel with attitude!

              2. re: iL Divo

                Ah... the good ole egg salad, really like it with celery salt.

                1. re: treb

                  there are 5 sandwiches that since a little girl, were always my favorites. egg salad was one of them, they are just so good. my darling beautiful grandmother only used the yoke and a little mustard with her mayo. although I liked much better the way I may it, even as a little girl, I loved hers as well. ahhhh, the memories

              3. My life would be tremendously impacted if eggs were suddenly off my menu. I can eat eggs all day every day and never get bored.

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                1. re: ferret

                  ....oh I'm with you ferret... I love 'em too, just a few ways I'd pass is all

                  1. re: ferret

                    Agree, there are so many ways to use them, imagine if the layers went on strike!

                    1. re: treb

                      Having raised chickens, I can tell you that they do indeed go on strike.

                      1. re: BeefeaterRocks

                        Or is it really a short breather.

                        1. re: treb

                          When you are spoiled by having fresh laid eggs it can seem like forever.

                  2. Sometimes as a snack I'll beat an egg very lightly, then spread it extra thin on a skillet, peel off and eat while still piping hot. Like a hot, thin egg crepe. A perfect little hit of protein.

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                    1. re: sharebear

                      Sharebear, some time when you do that, sprinkle the pre-shredded sharp cheddar cheese that comes in a bag all over your egg, so that it melts as the egg cooks, then when you fold it over put it in a toasted whole wheat English muffin spread with a little mustard.

                      1. re: Querencia

                        When the cheese oozes out the sides, excellent.

                        1. re: treb

                          treb, don't you mean "egg-cellent"?

                          1. re: iL Divo

                            Great point, fits the topic perfectly!

                        2. re: Querencia

                          Sometimes I use a smear of jam then fold the egg over it.

                      2. A simple dinner for me is cream cheese scrambled eggs. Whup up several eggs with salt, pepper, and some half-and-half or heavy cream (milk if you don't have either of the former). Carefully add in cut-up bits of cream cheese, and cook in a heated pan into which you added some butter. I like them "soft-scrambled" - the cheese is just melted, and the eggs aren't browned but they're cooked. A "side dish" of a toasted and buttered English muffin, and it's dinner. Or breakfast. :-)

                        For something a bit longer in preparation, I do enjoy quiches. Chopped and cooked bacon, roasted asparagus, and grated fontina or Monterey Jack cheese.

                        Lemon-Blueberry Sour Cream Cake. Makes a very large tube or bundt pan, so when it gets made, the majority goes into work.

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                        1. re: LindaWhit

                          I do the cream cheese blobs in scramble eggs, too...sometimes with sautéed mushrooms....