Category: Egg Basics

SPANISH POTATO OMELETTE

Shared by the Family of Monica Perezagua Sanchez-Beato (Class of 2017)

Ingredients (4-5 portions):

– 4 medium potatoes
– 1 onion
– 5 eggs
– ½ tbsp olive oil
– salt to taste

Directions:

1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in thin slices. Chop the onion in small pieces.
2. In a medium frying pan heat the olive oil and cook potatoes and onion together slowly until soft.
3. In a bowl, beat the eggs, add the fried potatoes draining the oil and mix together.
4. Remove the oil from pan.
5. Heat the pan again and put the mixture in it. Once cooked on one side, turn and cook the other side. Don’t overcook!

Eggy Muffins

Shared by Matt Barker (adapted from Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar cookbook)

Ingredients
Makes 2
– coconut oil, for greasing
– 2 rashers bacon
– 2 eggs
– 1 teaspoon mixed herbs

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400°F/Gas Mark 6 and lightly grease two cups of a muffin tray.
2. Use the bacon rashers to line the greased cups, looping or pressing the bacon around the sides and using any small broken bits to line the bottom.
3. If you like your bacon crispy, place the tray in the oven for 5 minutes before continuing.
4. Gently crack 1 egg into each bacon cup, then sprinkle with mixed herbs.
5. Bake for 15 minutes until the egg whites are set. Let sit for a minute and then, using a knife or spoon, gently remove the cupcakes from the tray. Serve hot or warm.

Omelette

Shared by Damien Pitter

Ingredients:
– 2 eggs (2 egg whites and 1 egg yolk)
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Other Ingredients that you like: cheese, onions, mushrooms, red peppers

Method:
1. Crack one egg into a bowl.
2. Crack open the second egg and separate the egg yolk from the egg white. This is done by moving the egg yolk from one half of the broken shell to the other and letting the egg white fall out of the shell into your bowl.
3. Throw away the second egg yolk – I recommend breaking it and mixing it with water in something before washing it down the drain. If you just drop an egg yolk in the sink, it’ll smell pretty bad before too long.
4. Beat your egg mixture with a whisk or a fork until it is light and well-mixed.
5. Pour the eggs into your lightly oiled/buttered and heated frying pan and let the mixture set until the bottom of it seems solid.
6. Add any extra (already cooked) ingredients you might like in your omelette – such as cheese, onions, mushrooms, and red peppers. Place them towards the center of the omelette so the ingredients will not spill out.
7. Fold the omelette in half using a spatula or egg lifter.
8. Let omelette cook for another 30 seconds and remove from pan.

Scrambled Eggs

Shared by Damien Pitter

Ingredients:
– 2 eggs
– 1 tbsp of onion, finely chopped
– Salt and pepper

Method:
1. In a small mixing bowl, mix 2 eggs, onions and salt and pepper to taste.
2. Place a small amount of butter or cooking spray on the bottom of your frying pan.
3. Melt butter on medium heat.
4. Pour in your eggs.
5. Stir the eggs once they have begun to cook.
6. Remove eggs from heat when they are cooked but still light and fluffy. This takes just a couple of minutes.

Note:
You can add fresh tomatoes diced into small pieces, or mushrooms, or spinach to make your scrambled eggs more flavourful.

Hard Boiled Eggs

Shared by Damien Pitter

Many people joke that they don’t even know how to boil water… but it is actually a pretty important skill if you are going to be cooking for yourself and others.

Ingredients:
– Small or medium sized pot
– Eggs

Method:
1. Fill the pot so that it is half to two thirds full of lukewarm water. (Hot water actually takes longer to boil).
2. Place the pot on high heat until it is boiling. You will know that the water is boiling because bubbles will form at the surface. Using the lid for that pot will help the water boil faster. Tip the lid so that some of the hot air can escape and the water in the pot will not boil over.
3. With a spoon, or other utensil, GENTLY place your eggs at the bottom of the pot. The water should cover the eggs by at least one1 inch.
4. Turn the heat down to medium and cook your eggs for approximately 10 minutes.
5. Remove pot from heat. Strain water. Peel eggs.  

Enjoy!