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Got any healthy egg recipes?

Asked by wildpotato (15104points) April 30th, 2015

Spring has turned on the egg machine, and my hens are laying faster than we can keep up. I need something to make other than ice cream, quiche, egg salad, and scrambled/fried eggs (though new versions of these, except for ice cream, would be good) – plus I’d like to trend this in a healthier direction. Breakfast-y recipes are welcome, as well as things where eggs are a background ingredient. The more eggs the better, and the healthier the better. I also get duck and goose eggs from friends, so anything that uses those would be helpful as well.

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Mimishu1995's avatar

Not sure if you will consider it healthy, but this is a recipe invented by my family. Its name is… well, who needs a name?

All you need is some tomatoes, two eggs and some meat. Tender the meat and make meatballs, then cook them for a while. Chop the tomatoes and stir them, making them into tomato sause. Crack the eggs and add them and the meatballs into the mix. When everything is cooked, the dish is ready. We eat it with breads.

ragingloli's avatar

Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled eggs
I guarantee, these are is the best scrambled eggs you will ever eat.

SmashTheState's avatar

My favourite breakfast growing up was a couple of hard-boiled eggs chopped up roughly in a coffee mug with butter and fresh-cracked peppercorns.

Have you considered pickling? Pickled eggs will last practically forever, and are very easy to make. Making a big batch of four or five dozen in a big gallon jug makes things fast and efficient.

If you’re looking for a healthy treat, I recommend meringue cookies made with stevia. An entire batch of a dozen cookies contains only 72 calories.

marinelife's avatar

One of my favorites from 13 Coins in Seattle. Excellent for supper: Joe’s Special.

I like it both ways, but lately I prefer making it with ground turkey rather than beef.

Coloma's avatar

Yep, we have chicken eggs and duck and goose eggs too.
Infact going to let the hens out here in a minute and grab eggs.
I make a lot of deviled eggs. haha
The goose eggs are great for baking too. My deviled egg recipe uses a dash of mustard, lite mayo, sweet pickle relish and instead of regular I use a dusting of smoked paprika. mmmm good!

Fritatas are great too, you can go light on the cheese and use veggies like asparagus.
Quiche is great too!

JLeslie's avatar

I love eggs, but I think the cholesterol clogs my arteries, so for me healthy eggs are yolkless, but I’m going to assume for this Q whole eggs are fine.

I love French toast. I like it made with regular old Wonderbread or similar, but you can use something more fancy. You can make it sweet and put syrup or sugar on it. Or, go salty and make a sandwich with ham and Swiss (my husband like Munster) inside. Or, spinach and cheese. You eat the sandwich with a fork. Basically, it’s a croque monsieur. I make the French toast with very very little oil, you can use cooking spray.

Another French toast is the baked kind made in a casserole dish. I have never made one, but I’ve eaten it.

If you want to take out some fat and cholesterol you can use one whole egg and two whites and the flavor is still very close to three eggs. Or, one and one.

Hardboiled eggs sliced in salad is always yummy. I like it best in spinach salad or a spring mix.

rojo's avatar

Eggs – fried, diced and rolled into a tortilla, with potatoes and salsa.

Kardamom's avatar

Count me in as an egg lover. Apparently the cholesterol in eggs is not as bad as they once thought, who knows, so for this Q, I will assume that whole eggs are OK too.

I love @SmashTheState‘s idea for pickled eggs. Here’s one for Chinese Tea Eggs.

Here’s a recipe for Egg Foo Yung that is not the gnarly stuff with the icky brown gravy from Americanized Chinese restaurants. You can add in just about anything you want, from seafood, to meat, to vegetables, and serve it with any kind of sauce you want. A good old soy based dipping sauce is terrific.

This recipe for Egg Foo Yung is Baked if you are concerned about frying them in a pan. No need for that here.

Next are a few different takes on deviled eggs:

Deviled Eggs with Avocado and Pico de Gallo

Curried Deviled Eggs with Greek Yogurt (note: it’s totally fine to use fat free yogurt, but use Greek, because it’s thicker and creamier).

Deviled Eggs with Sundried Tomatoes and Walnut Pesto

Deviled Eggs with Beets

This next dish is one of my favorite things of all time. It’s a Middle Eastern dish called Shakshuka that is basically eggs poached in a tomato and red pepper sauce.

Here’s a dish that is good for either breakfast or dinner. This is a lighter, cleaner version of Eggs Florentine that uses and artichoke heart as its base.

Huevos Rancheros is another one of my all time favorite dishes.

I almost forgot about this, one of my favorite soups, Egg Drop Soup

And Breakfast Burritos with Black Beans, Scrambled Eggs, and Avocado

Here’s a recipe for Potato Salad with hard boiled eggs and Greek yogurt, no mayo. I always use fat free Greek yogurt, so that would probably be fine for this recipe.

Pretty much any kind of noodle soup would taste great with a poached egg. Here’s one for Spicy Ramen Noodle Soup with Pulled Pork and Poached Egg

Ever tried egg on a pizza? I have and it’s great! Here’s a recipe for Egg and Asparagus Pizza

You can also whip up a bunch of homemade egg muffins in a Muffin Tin. You can eat them right away, or freeze the assembled egg sandwiches for a quick breakfast on another day, or you can skip the sandwich making process and just freeze the baked eggs for later, and assemble your sandwiches then.

How about some Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs?

Or a Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Quinoa, Kale, and a Baked Egg

This one really made my mouth water when I saw the picture. Pasta with Peas, Edamame, Pistachio, and Mint topped with a poached egg.

Here’s something a little bit different. A Japanese style breakfast. Poached Cod over Rice with a Poached Egg

This ought to keep you busy for awhile : )

JLeslie's avatar

@Kardamom I love egg foo yung. Egg drop soup is another great idea.

marinelife's avatar

Yesterday, I made an egg fritatta for lunch.

First I sauteed some onions and mushrooms.
Then I drained 3 heaping tablespoons of Trader Joe’s artichoke antipasto on paper towels (to remove liquid) You could also use chopped canned artichoke hearts in water.

I poured four beaten eggs over the ingredients in an oven-proof frying pan, added salt and pepper and cooked gently lifting the edges and letting the liquid egg mixture run under. When the eggs were almost set, I sprinkled a mixture of grated cheeses (I used cheddar, asiago and parmesan) thickly over the top.

I placed the egg mixture in a 350 degree oven for 10 min until the cheese melted and the eggs were done.


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