Egg-cellent Ideas for Your Next Meal in a Hurry
These quick and easy egg dishes will give you a solid breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the table in minutes.
Eggs are pretty dang good when it comes to quick and easy meals.
They're inexpensive and versatile. You can eat them at any time of the day and in many different recipes. Eggs also have a long shelf life, perfect for people who have busy schedules.
Eggs are a good source of protein and contain all nine essential amino acids, making them a complete protein source. But how often do you think of using eggs for a quick meal, particularly dinner? Eggs don't always come to mind when I'm under the pump and trying to work out something quick and easy to eat.
So let's look at four straightforward (nothing too fancy) ways to enjoy eggs.
Classic Hard-Boiled Egg
Hard-boiled eggs are effortless to make and require few ingredients. It can be eaten as a snack or on top of a salad, warm or cold. I sometimes hard-boil a couple of eggs in advance, so I have them ready to use if I'm in a hurry.
Check out these tips for how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg so that it's not overcooked, and also 35 recipe ideas using hard-boiled eggs at Bon Appétit.
Soft Boiled Egg with Toast Soldiers
I remember being served up Soft Boiled Eggs with Toast Soldiers on many Saturday nights growing up before mum and dad headed off to socialise with friends.
Using three ingredients (egg, butter, bread), Soft Boiled Eggs can make a light meal, perfect for when the pantry looks sparse.
Check out this recipe by For the Love of Cooking.
Poached Egg with Avocado on Toast
Learning how to poach an egg can take a little mastering, but once you have, it's a fantastic skill, and family friends will think you're a super talented cook!
This recipe at Mashed takes 8 minutes to prepare. What's not to love about that! Dinner is done and dusted in a flash. Avo on toast with poached eggs is great for breakfast and brunch, but it can also be served at any other time.
Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce
That sounds like a fantastic idea for dinner tonight! It's also straightforward to make, so you don't have to worry about spending hours in the kitchen.
Check out this recipe at BBC Good Food, it looks delicious with a whole of 2 steps. Don't hesitate to swap out tinned cherry tomatoes with regular tin ones and use dry chilli flakes if you don't have any fresh ones.
I often skip the additional sugar only because I prefer a savoury flavour, but this is totally up to your preference. Enjoy!
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