Day X of your self-imposed quarantine/government-ordained lockdown.
You’ve soon come to realize that there’s only a finite number of ways you can make your bland oatmeal look and taste different. And the monotony of each of your meals consisting of a combination of either instant noodles, some soupy dish with rice, butter, bread, and jam, or food delivery (seriously, there’s only so much pizza a person can take before going on a mozzarella-fueled rage) is beginning to wear down your psyche.
Since the proliferation of the near-unstoppable global COVID-19 pandemic, most companies have also taken measures to combat the virus by encouraging, and at time mandating their employees to work from home. This is a good thing as you’ll be able to easily prep your own healthy, tasty meals at home.
At the same time, these measures do also come with a downside. For those who are clueless in the ways of the kitchen, ordering take out may seem to be the only choice if you want a tasty meal. But it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to be Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver to make a decent meal out of your basic, everyday ingredients.
Oh, and speaking of everyday ingredients, the most precious perishable commodity (aside from toilet paper and instant noodles, of course) in this unprecedented time is definitely the humble and nutritious egg.
Here are 15 eggcellent egg recipes for your breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and even desserts!
Warning: As you’ll soon find out, this article will be filled with egg-puns. You’ve been warned.
- 1. The Classic Omelette
- 2. Omelette du Fromage
- 3. Poached Egg With Avocado Toast
- 4. Sunny-Side Up Eggs
- 5. Steamed Egg
- 6. Eggs Benedict Burger
- 7. Egg Noodles
- 8. French Toast Deviled Eggs
- 9. Tamagoyaki/Japanese Egg Omelette
- 10. Homemade Lemon Curd
- 11. Paleo Egg McMuffin
- 12. Bell Pepper And Kale Frittata
- 13. Scotch Eggs
- 14. Egg Drop Soup
- 15. 3-Ingredient Nutella Brownies
15 Eggcellent Egg Recipes to Try🍳😋
(Even if you can’t cook)
1. The Classic Omelette
Ah yes, the classic breakfast dish of omelette is definitely all it’s cracked up to be. Best of all, omelettes are easy to do! It’s a simple dish that’ll literally only take a few minutes to whip up.
Furthermore, you may also add additional ingredients like veggies and even bacon bits to spice up your eggciting dish.
2. Omelette du Fromage
Kids from the 90s will surely remember this egg dish featured on Dexter’s Laboratory’s “The Big Cheese”. In this particular episode, our titular character tries to learn French by listening to a recording overnight, which consequently gets stuck on repeat saying the same phrase over and over again.
The following day, all Dexter can say is Omelette du Fromage, which is simultaneously hilarious and grammatically incorrect (in French, it’s supposed to be Omelette au Fromage).
But that’s beside the point, Omelette au Fromage or simply, an omelette with cheese is an easy yet eggs-quisite dish that you may replicate at home.
3. Poached Egg With Avocado Toast
For a more egg-vanced egg handling technique, look no further than poached eggs. And as an added boost in taste and texture, the creamy and soft yolk of poached eggs pair incredibly well with your typical breakfast items, like say, sliced/smashed avocado and toast.
4. Sunny-Side Up Eggs
We know, we know. Cooking your eggs sunny-side up is one of the easiest ways to cook an egg — barring hard-boiled eggs. But that doesn’t make them any less delicious. After all, there’s eggxotic beauty in simplicity.
5. Steamed Egg
Our next entry is a typical, traditional Chinese dish — steamed eggs. It’s normally eaten as a simple dinner dish and is really, really easy to make. Steamed eggs are definitely one of the best egg-based comfort foods you can do at home.
Optional: Instead of using just water, chicken stock or vegetable stock will amp up the flavour, in addition to providing some more much-needed nutrients.
6. Eggs Benedict Burger
Contrary to its rather intimidating and eggstravagant name, Eggs Benedict is actually quite doable when it comes down to it. But for a twist on the classic American breakfast/brunch dish, might we suggest a burger variation of Eggs Benedict?
Part breakfast, part dinner, all calories; this recipe will surely leave your tummy bloated and you, satisfied with your handiwork. Though you really shouldn’t have this meal on the regular since it’s calories galore. But we digress.
7. Egg Noodles
Trying to stay relatively fit while spending the majority of your time slothing out the apocalypse in the comfort of your abode? Don’t eggxactly know how to do it? The answer to your conundrum is a keto diet!
In line with the keto regime, this next low-carb, high protein dish will help you hit all your daily macros in a jiffy sans being burdened by the evil of carbohydrates.
8. French Toast Deviled Eggs
For something a little fancier, look no further than deviled eggs. No, your soul won’t be damned for all eternity if you eat one of these stuffed eggs — though your waistline might eggspand if you do take one too many.
If you didn’t already know, deviled eggs are hard-boiled eggs that have been shelled, cut in half, and filled with a paste made from the egg yolks mixed with a variety of other ingredients like mayo and mustard.
Believe us, it sounds like a lot of trouble to go through to have some fancy hard-boiled eggs. But as that one person said, the journey itself is the reward (or something along those lines). And if for nothing else, these French Toast Deviled Eggs will certainly make you feel fancier at home in these trying times.
9. Tamagoyaki/Japanese Egg Omelette
Yet another twist on the classic egg omelette, Tamagoyaki may look like any average omelette but that isn’t the case here. The Japanese omelette dish is made by rolling together several layers of cooked egg — giving off a soft, cake-like interior to it.
Tamagoyaki omelettes are often prepared in a rectangular omelette pan. But if you don’t have those lying around, we’d suggest you make your way to any department store to get one. Trust us, these pans will make your life much, much easier. And they’re cheap to boot.
10. Homemade Lemon Curd
If you’ve grown tired of having peanut butter and jam on your bread all day, you could try your hands in making your own homemade spread.
This lemon curd recipe, in particular, is the perfect spread for baked goods and desserts. And you don’t even need that many ingredients to do it — all you need are eggs, sugar, butter, and lemon, along with a heaping dash of patience while cooking it over the stove.
11. Paleo Egg McMuffin
Imagine this. You’re on your regular trip to McDonald’s and you order a burger, which, let’s say it’s a Sausage McMuffin in our hypothetical scenario. You may have this habit of eating the buns first or even chucking them away, leaving you only with the heavenly, salty and savoury treat that is the burger patty.
Have you ever had this eggsperience before? This is what the Paleo Egg McMuffin recipe is all about — no buns, just filling.
12. Bell Pepper And Kale Frittata
For something a little more vegan, the egg-based Italian dish of Frittata is recommended. And while the dish traditionally comes with additional ingredients like meat, this particular recipe calls for an all-veggie line-up.
13. Scotch Eggs
Here’s something a little more eggxotic (didn’t we already use this one?).
Scotch Eggs are a simple and gratifying meal which entails a whole soft/hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat (yum, we’re drooling already), coated in breadcrumbs (we see where this is going), and baked or deep-fried to a deep-brown crunchy crust (perfect).
14. Egg Drop Soup
Make no mistake about it, this dish’s name completely belies the complexity required to actually make it. We’re of course referring to egg drop soup, a staple Chinese dish that’s made with lightly-seasoned chicken/vegetable broth, and filled with egg ribbons by whisking raw eggs into the hot stovetop broth.
In fact, this eggy dish is really easy to do! Here’s the recipe.
15. 3-Ingredient Nutella Brownies
Last but not least, we couldn’t end our long list of delicious egg dishes without dessert, could we?
Eggs are a critical ingredient for baking and for creating the most decadent of sweets and desserts. Case in point, this easy-peasy 3-Ingredient Nutella Brownie recipe will surely be your go-to when you have the munchies during your quarantine.
There you have it, 15 of the most delicious (and easy!) things you can do to eggs at home while you wait out the COVID-19 storm. Did you make any of the recipes above? Or if you have any more egg dishes to add, let us know!