This week, we continue with our “chicken or the egg” conundrum. And while we have yet to solve this mysterious riddle, we do have some deliciously creative egg recipes for you to try. So go ahead and pick a side, we don’t mind.
September is National Breakfast Month and the 26th is Better Breakfast Day. These holidays pay homage to “the most important meal of the day.” The one that fuels our bodies and helps us focus on the day ahead. The one that gives us a much-needed boost of energy on our way out the door each morning.
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the occasion than by highlighting one of breakfast’s most popular features: eggs. This versatile ingredient can be transformed into any number of breakfast dishes, in the form of fried, scrambled, poached, or boiled eggs, omelets, or even as binding agents for casseroles and baked goods!
But eggs aren’t just for breakfast.
It’s become somewhat of a phenomenon in the culinary world to top all sorts of seemingly disparate foods with eggs (particularly fried). People’s love of eggs is so great that it has become a trend—and a meme—to emphasize that a given dish could only be made better if topped with an egg. This article from Bon Appetit showcases the best style of egg for every type of “sad” dinner.
Everyday favorites from soups and stir-fries to burgers are being pulled into this trend! Pop into Instagram or your local trendy diner and you’re likely to find an example or two.
So enjoy eggs for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert with the below recipe ideas!
Eggs for Breakfast:
Featured Recipe: Eggs in a Cloud
This “dreamy” recipe is a great way to elevate your breakfast. Instead of boring ol’ fried eggs, try making cloud eggs by first whipping the egg whites into stiff peaks before baking. Kids and adults alike can appreciate this unique and creative recipe!
Eggs for Lunch:
Featured Recipe: Egg Salad Gribiche
Gribiche is a French-style sauce similar to mayonnaise, that uses an emulsion of hard-boiled egg yolks, mustard, oil, and vinegar to form a paste, then incorporates back in the diced hard-boiled egg whites along with chopped cornichons, capers, and herbs. This unique preparation is a refreshing spin on the traditional egg salad sandwich.
Eggs for Dinner:
Featured Recipe: Egg-in-a-Hole Burger
Eggs on a burger? If you’re a fan of eggs, this is a must-try combination—and one that fast casual restaurants everywhere are embracing. In a unique twist, this recipe actually fries the egg directly inside the burger patty while it cooks. Give it a try! (Tip: if you like this, you may also like our Brunch Burger recipe.)
Eggs for Dessert:
Featured Recipe: Coffee French Toast Stratas
What better pairing for dessert than a sip of coffee? These mini bread pudding-like stratas are made with cubed Potato Bread, eggs, brown sugar, milk, cream, and freshly brewed coffee, plus a hint of vanilla and lemon zest! In this recipe, the eggs are used as a binder to thicken up the casserole, but along with the other ingredients, they also create a flavor similar to French toast.
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