Simple Egg Recipes You Can Make This Weekend
Eggs are packed with vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, B2, B6, B9, B12, D, E. As someone who isn’t a connoisseur in the kitchen, eggs are probably one of the only foods that I have lesser chances of screwing up.
From the mind of an amateur, I’ve compiled some simple egg recipes you can make! From savoury treats, sweet desserts, and a vegan option, let these recipes inspire you to make something new this weekend!
1. Breakfast burritos
Breakfast burritos are such a classic dish. Nothing fancy, but it does the job of giving you a good meal before starting your day!
- Flour tortillas (or whole wheat buns, depending on what you have!)
- 1 or 2 eggs
- Light cream
- Tomato salsa (or chutney, if you prefer!)
- A pinch of salt
- Firstly, whisk the eggs with some light cream.
- Cook the egg mixture for 3-5 minutes in a non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. The eggs will form into large chunks.
- After your eggs are done, set them aside.
- Heat the tortillas one at a time in a large frying pan over high heat.
- Transfer the tortillas to a flat surface, and spread as much tomato salsa as you want.
- Top it off with your scrambled eggs and watercress.
- Fold the tortillas over, and you’re ready to eat!
2. Chicken ham and egg sandwiches
Another alternative to a breakfast tortilla is a chicken ham and egg sandwich! The process of making both these recipes is mostly similar, aside from using different buns or meats.
- Butter spread
- Hamburger buns (or any bread you prefer)
- Meat (chicken ham, bacon, or turkey ham – whichever you prefer!)
- 1 or 2 eggs
- Condiments (ketchup, chili sauce)
- Start by dry-frying the ham in a frying pan for 4-5 minutes.
- Fry the eggs separately for about 2 minutes (or cooked until your liking).
- Spread each half of the hamburger buns with butter. Top one half with the ham and the other half with the eggs.
- Sandwich them together. Fry the buns until they turn golden brown for about 3 minutes.
- You can serve it with some ketchup or chili sauce on the side!
3. Mexican eggs
If you prefer something a little spicy, this recipe from Page One’s Magnetic Recipes: Eggs is for you!
- 2 eggs
- Bird’s-eye chilies
- Finely chopped tomatoes
- Canned red kidney beans
The kidney beans provide another source of protein to this egg dish. The combination of beans and eggs also reminded me of British food, as they do serve baked beans (instead of kidney beans) on toast for breakfast!
- To make this recipe, you will first have to sauté the chilies in a frying pan over medium heat for about a minute.
- Add the tomatoes and kidney beans and simmer until the tomatoes have reduced for about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the whisked eggs.
- Cook until the eggs have set (for about 5 minutes).
- Plate it, and serve it hot!
4. Vegetable Frittata
If you’re thinking of trying something more challenging than fried eggs, this recipe is for you!
- 2 medium potatoes
- ½ red capsicum
- ½ green capsicum
- An onion
- 2 tomatoes
- Fresh parsley
- 4 large eggs (separate the whites and yolks!)
- A pinch of salt
I recommend searching up more recipes online as there are different variations of frittatas made with different vegetables or additional ingredients.
- Sauté the potato, capsicum, onion, tomatoes, and parsley in a frying pan over medium heat until the potato is tender and lightly browned, for 8-10 minutes. Season it with salt.
- Whisk the egg yolks and water in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.
- Use a rubber spatula to gently fold the egg whites into the yolks.
- Preheat the overhead broiler (grill) in the oven.
- Pour your egg mixture into the pan with the vegetables.
- Cook over low heat until the bottom is set and golden brown for 5-7 minutes.
- Grill the omelette about 12 cm from the heat source until golden for 2-3 minutes.
- Once they form, cut into wedges and serve.
A compilation of recipes will be incomplete without a vegan alternative!
5. Vegan Scrambled Eggs
You might be wondering: what are vegan scrambled eggs made of? For this recipe, it’s made up of crumbled tofu (beancurd)! ‘A Virtual Vegan’ provides a vegan scrambled eggs recipe and other ways to amend the recipe to your liking. The combination of the different ingredients and garnishes will help to elevate the taste of the beancurd.
- Kala namak (otherwise known as black salt)
- Almond flour
- Seasonings (e.g. mustard, salt, pepper)
- Plant milk
- Nutritional yeast
You will also need a blender for this recipe!
- Blend everything together until smooth (except for the firm tofu and vegan butter).
- Sauté the crumbled extra firm tofu in a pan with some vegan butter.
- Pour the blended mixture into the pan with the tofu crumbles.
- Keep stirring until it reaches the consistency you prefer.
Aside from savory dishes, eggs are also needed in our favourite desserts!
6. Crème Brûlée
The idea of making dessert can sound daunting for a beginner-level baker, but ‘Sally’s Baking Addiction’ provides a 6-ingredient recipe to make crème brûlée and tips to help you get it right!
- 5 large egg yolks
- 150 g of granulated sugar
- 3 cups of heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon of espresso powder
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
And of course, an oven to bake your dessert and utensils such as baking pans and ramekins. The steps are more specific for this recipe, so head on over to the link above to make this!
7. Chocolate soufflé
The ‘Little Sweet Baker’ provides an (apparently) fool-proof recipe for making your own chocolate soufflé at home! I have a sweet tooth and I love all things chocolate. Making soufflés involves advanced-level baking skills, but hopefully, this recipe will encourage you to try!
- Cream of tartar
These recipes are simple, and something you can try to make on your own. Who knows, these tasty treats could inspire you to cook more! As someone who is not as familiar with the kitchen (and sometimes a hazard), I start by searching for recipes for my comfort foods. Whether you are making it this weekend, as a little project, or when you’re feeling adventurous, I hope that this list of savoury and sweet recipes can give you a head start to making something new this weekend!
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