Eggs: eight alternative ways to cook them

The egg. This precious food used primarily in the making of bread and pasta is still often underestimated.

Here we list eight alternative ways of using eggs in order to enjoy the many qualities of an egg!

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Fresh eggs are rich in protein and are very valuable to the health and well being of our body. Amongst the single most cheapest product containing complete protein; An egg also contains a good concentration of essential amino acids and significant amounts of vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium.

Not surprisingly in many cultures eggs are consumed at breakfast, the first meal of the day.

Among the most versatile of food to be found in the kitchen eggs are seldom missing from the refrigerator and they can be enjoyed on their own either soft or hard boiled, fried or scrambled. Not to mention their use in a myriad of both sweet and savoury recipes.

However as we surprisingly often still find ourselves cooking eggs in the same manner, we list here below.

8 alternative solutions for cooking eggs in different and tasty ways

Carrying a banner signifying bold flavours the sausage and pepperoni omelette is a tasty and delicious dish typical of Basilicata cuisine. It is an ideal dish for a quick dinner or as an appetizer.

Moving onto a rich salad comprising of boiled eggs, spinach and fresh cheese, a must for a light lunch not too heavy but non the less a filling to tickle your palate.

Another delicious alternative salad is to combine the salad leaves with grilled chicken breast, toasted bread cubes, slivers of fresh cheese topped off with slices of boiled eggs.

Mushrooms and egg on toast
Egg Benedict is an American breakfast dish consisting of the two halves of an English muffin topped with slices of bacon, pancetta or ham, a poached egg and Hollandaise sauce. The dish is finally decorated with a little paprika and fresh parsley.

Another dish to try is croutons with mushrooms and fried egg, a simple preparation which can be the answer when you are scratching your head thinking of what to prepare for the table. Toast slices of homemade bread in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and rosemary add mushrooms and top off with a fried egg and you ‘re done!

An omelette croquette stuffed with tuna sauce, anchovies and capers is a quick and tasty dish to prepare as an appetizer.

A Scotch Egg comprises a boiled egg and sausage mix which is breaded and fried and served with a salad and or a tomato sauce. It can be served as either as a main course or as a starter dish.

Finally you can prepare a dish comprising of small skewers with 3 to 4 cubes of fresh cheese; canapes of toasted baquettes some with thin slices of gorgonzola and some with salami. The plate can be garnished with olives with the finishing touch being the placing in the centre of the plate hard boiled eggs stuffed with a sauce made up by whisking egg yolks with a little mayonnaise and parsley.

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