Egg-recipes

Quick And Easy Healthy Mussel Omelette Recipe

Looking for a light dish for those balmy summer evenings? A mussel omelette is a quick and easy way to use those leftovers in the fridge and still keep healthy. This delicious meal is perfect for lunch or dinner and can also be served as an appetiser.

RELATED: Steamed Mussels with Hazelnut Gremolata

Ingredients

3 large eggs

1 tbsp olive oil

50g cooked, shelled mussels

1 tbsp parsley

Salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Crack the eggs into a small bowl, beat them gently with a fork and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in the frying pan and cook the eggs over medium heat until they start to set.
  3. Transfer the omelette onto a plate, then sprinkle the cooked mussels, parsley and other vegetables over the top. Season again with cracked black pepper or chilli flakes.

Image via The Times

July 27, 2015

Healthy Ham And Pesto Scrambled Egg Pitas Recipe

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, but it’s arguably the most delicious. Start the day right with this creamy pesto scrambled egg pitas recipe, complete with all the not-so-naughty trimmings including shaved ham, lettuce and fresh basil pesto paste.

RELATED: Healthy Oat Pancakes With Crispy Bacon And Ricotta Recipe

6 eggs

2 tbsp cream

1 tbsp fresh basil pesto paste

20g butter

300g shaved ham

2 large lettuce leaves

2 wheat pitta bread cut in half

Method

  1. Lightly beat the eggs with the cream and pesto.
  2. Heat the butter in a non-stick saucepan. When melted and bubbling, add the egg mixture.
  3. Cook while stirring for two minutes or until just set.
  4. Heat the ham in the same pan until becoming slightly crispy on the edges.
  5. Carefully open the pita pockets, place in a lettuce leaf, then the ham and spoon in the scrambled egg.
  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Eggs Australia

June 28, 2015

Smoked Trout Patties With Boiled Egg And Caper Salad

If you’re stuck for an easy dinner recipe and desperate to try something new, these smoked trout patties could be just what you’re looking for. Tasty and healthy, they’re a great winter alternative to that big bowl of pasta, and did we mention that they’re really, really easy to make? We’ve even provided a link to James Eaton’s boiled egg peeling how-to at the bottom of the page, just in case!

RELATED: Corn And Zucchini Fritters With Poached Eggs Recipe

Ingredients

Patties

8 eggs, 2 egg yolks for mix, 6 eggs for boiling

500g potatoes

400g boneless hot smoked trout fillets

¼ bunch chives, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup flour

1 cup breadcrumbs or panko crumb

Oil for frying

Salad

2 Lebanese cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced

¼ red onion, finely diced

¼ bunch dill, chopped

1 tsp small capers

1 tsp white balsamic or white wine vinegar

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Pinch of sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Peal and boil potatoes until cooked. Drain well and mash.
  2. Flake the smoked trout into the mash and season. Separate two eggs, adding the egg yolks and chives to the mash mix – keep the egg whites for crumbing.
  3. Mix well and form into eight patties.
  4. Roll patties in flour, lightly whisked egg whites and bread crumbs then set aside.
  5. Combine all salad ingredients, checking seasoning and adjusting if necessary.
  6. Soft boil the eggs, refresh under running water and peel. Cut eggs in half and set aside.
  7. Add oil to frying pan and heat. Gently fry patties on both sides.
  8. Place patties onto a plate, serving with boiled egg and garnish with cucumber salad.

Peel an egg in under 10 seconds here.

June 16, 2015

Cherry Tomato, Ham and Egg Frittata

This egg frittata is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or let’s face it – any time of the day! Make sure you’re using a variety of red and orange cherry tomatoes since they are absolutely packed with flavour. Serve with freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast, or a cheeky mimosa with brunch.

RELATED: Oven-Roasted Roots Frittata Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 eggs

100g cherry tomatoes

4 slices of ham (or prosciutto)

100g ricotta cheese

Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF).
  2. In a bowl, whisk the eggs until smooth. Add salt and pepper to season.
  3. Line a pan with baking paper (or canola spray), then empty the mixture into the pan. Chop the cherry tomatoes and place them over the top, then sprinkle with ricotta cheese and ham slices. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Image via Canelle Vanille

June 15, 2015

How To Poach The Perfect Egg

Who can resist a perfectly poached egg, especially when it’s served with smashed avocado, hollandaise sauce and a side of freshly squeezed orange juice?

RELATED:Baked Eggs in Tomatoes Recipe

Make your own at home (and they’ll probably taste better than at a café), with a few secret techniques which will always look amazing.

Technique 1: Water

  1. Bring your water to a gentle simmer (no bubbles), then crack your egg into a small cup or mug and drop it into the pan.
  2. Simmer with the lid on for 3 minutes and on a low heat. Then just remove and serve!

How To Poach Eggs Perfectly

Technique 2: Vinegar

  1. Heat one skillet with water, and bring it to a slow boil.
  2. Add some distilled white vinegar into the boiling water. Turn the water slowly with the help of a wooden spoon.
  3. Crack your egg again into a small bowl, then transfer it directly into the skillet. Cook for 3 minutes before serving.

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Technique 3: Microwave

  1. Empty 1/2 cup of cold water into a small bowl, then crack the egg.
  2. Cook in the microwave for 50 seconds, then drain the water and serve.

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Technique 4: Cling Wrap

  1. Cut small pieces of cling wrap and line the base of a small bowl. Drop one teaspoon of oil and a pinch of salt into the base as well.
  2. Crack the egg into the base, then wrap the egg by twisting the cling wrap ensuring that no air is inside.
  3. Drop the egg into a pot of boiling water and cook for exactly 4 minutes.

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Image via Kitchn, B3ta, Williams Sonoma, Growing A Greener World, Betty Crocker

March 27, 2015

Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

The initial thought of a crepe might bring about a mental image of sugar, chocolate, with a side of fruit. But it is important to say that not all crepes are bad for you! Indulge in our top 5 healthy crepe ideas which not only keep you full, but are so quick and easy to create.

RELATED: Traditional French Toast Recipe

Peanut butter and banana crepes

Stick to a slightly more conventional crepe which involves none other than banana and peanut butter. Use just one tablespoon of peanut butter for a savoury taste and why not add some honey to make it extra sweet?

5 Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

Apple and cinnamon crepes

What’s better than a delicious rolled apple crepe? To keep with the soft consistency of the batter, gently grill the apple for 5-10 minutes, then sprinkle some cinnamon over the top before serving.

5 Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

Strawberry fig crepes

Perfect if you have a few fruits around the kitchen which are too ripe to eat on their own. Mash together the strawberry and fig into a soft puree, then smooth over the inside of a crepe. That’s it, so easy!

5 Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

Pear French crepes

Take that traditional French recipe and serve with a generous side of pear. Simply mash half of a ripe pear, then season with cinnamon for a taste sensation. Hold the cream if you’re watching your weight – it isn’t necessary for this recipe.

5 Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

Lemon and raspberry crepes

Finally, one of our all-time favourites: the lemon and raspberry crepe. It might seem like a weird combination, but the result is a perfect fusion of sweet and sour without any nasty additives.

5 Quick Fruity Crepe Ideas

Which crepe would you try? We’re still very much sold on number 1…

Images via Foodie Fiasco, Julia’s Album, Crepini, Pinlavie, Diethood

March 20, 2015

Wild Mushroom Omelette Recipe

Start your morning the right way with a healthy wild mushroom omelette which is sure to keep you full until lunch time.

Our recipe takes about 5 minutes to prepare, and will leave you with lots of time to get ready for work afterwards!

RELATED: Baked Eggs in Tomatoes Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups mushrooms

3 eggs

2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp chopped chives

Salt and peper to season

Method

  1. Wash and slice the mushrooms into small, bite-sized pieces.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat, and add the butter until it begins to sauté. Add the mushrooms into the pan, and cook for approximately 10 minutes, or until they begin to melt. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Break the eggs into a small bowl, and whisk until the yolks have combined. Transfer this into another non-stick pan. Cook on both sides until the egg looks golden-brown. Then fold and transfer onto a plate.
  4. Pour the mushrooms over the omelette, and season with salt, pepper and chives.

Image via Cooking Insens

February 7, 2015

Healthy Ham and Pasta Frittata

A healthy frittata dinner makes for delicious leftovers for lunch or even dinner the next day, since it can be served warm or cold.

Our favourite dish combines wholemeal pasta with delicious Parmesan cheese, and a handful of spinach for extra texture and flavour. This recipe will take about 20 minutes to prepare, and serves up to four people.

RELATED: Baked Eggs in Tomatoes Recipe

Ingredients

1.5 cups wholemeal pasta

4 tbsp Parmesan cheese

4-5 slices of ham off the bone (you could also use bacon)

5 eggs

3-4 parsley leaves

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  2. Cook the pasta until al dente. Then remove and set aside to cool down.
  3. Whisk the eggs until they are of a smooth consistency. Then add the Parmesan cheese, ham, and parsley. Feel free to also season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  4. Combine the pasta and egg mixture, then transfer into a pan and cook for 20 minutes.

Image via Nugget Market

February 6, 2015

Ham and Egg Crepe Recipe

There is no denying that eggs make the perfect breakfast recipe; packed with protein, and so quick and easy to prepare.

Create this classic French dish which takes all of 10 minutes to prepare, and add some ripe cherry tomatoes and avocado for some sweet and savoury flavour.

RELATED: Baked Eggs in Tomatoes Recipe

Ingredients

Crepes

1 cup and 2 tbsp skim milk

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup and 2 tbsp water

2 large eggs

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)

Cooking spray

Filling

8 large eggs

5 ounces black forest ham slices

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

1/4 cup green onion (sliced)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC).
  2. Combine the milk, flour, water, eggs, butter, and salt into a blender.
  3. Warm a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, and add some of the batter.
  4. Cook until the edges begin to dry, then flip and cook for a few more seconds.
  5. Cook the bottom of each egg, then divide over each crepe with a few strips of ham.
  6. Fold the crepe into quarters, then transfer to the tray and sprinkle with cheese. Cook in the oven until the cheese has melted, and the egg yolk has tightened. Garnish with green onions, avocado, and sliced cherry tomatoes.

Image and Recipe via FestFoods

January 14, 2015

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes Recipe

Make this healthy breakfast or brunch meal which is filled with protein and will keep you full until lunchtime.

The recipe is simple enough for beginners to create themselves, and requires just four ingredients for a delicious meal. Serve with some sliced avocado for extra flavour, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

RELATED: 3 Quick Lunch Recipes That Fight Fat

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 large tomatoes

1 cup cooked rice

1 tablespoon pesto (optional)

4 eggs

Method

  1. Cut the top from each tomato, then remove the centre until completely hollow. Allow the tomatoes to drain on a paper towel for a few minutes, then sprinkle with some salt for a sweet and sour taste.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180ºC, and in the meantime scoop in some cooked rice into each tomato – this creates a fluffy body for the egg once it’s been cooked. Top-off with pesto (optional), and place the tomatoes onto a lined baking tray.
  3. Break an egg into the top of each tomato, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Season with pepper, and serve immediately.

Image and Recipe via Taste, Brooklyn Supper

December 20, 2014

How To Make Perfect Poached Eggs

We’ve all experienced it before, right? A delicious poached egg made by a friend or from your local café is one thing, but creating your own is more like a disaster. The egg is too runny, over-cooked, or simply doesn’t resemble a poached egg at all! Below are just a few tips to create the perfect poached egg without losing your sanity!

RELATED: Creamy Mushroom Soup With Poached Egg

Method 1: Vinegar

  1. Use a large, deep saucepan, the bigger the better – and combine a generous serving of vinegar with 2 litres of water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil by cooking it on a high, then reduce back down to a medium as the pot is boiling hot.
  3. Crack one egg into a tiny cup or bowl making sure to remove any remnants of the shell with a spoon or fork (be careful not to burst the yolk!). Then carefully transfer the egg into the simmering water, try and get as close to the water as possible.
  4. Then, all you need to do is let the egg simmer for about 3 minutes before removing with a ladel.

Method 2: Without vinegar

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, this could take anywhere between 5-10 minutes.
  2. Pierce a hole into the egg with a pin or safety pin, then completely submerge into the boiling water for 10 seconds. Remove the egg with a spoon, then set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, and crack the egg into the water. Remove any cracked shells with a spoon!
  4. Leave egg to cook for 2-3 minutes and remove with a ladle and remove excess water with a paper towel.

Method 3: Microwave

  1. Fill a small cup with a splash of water, then crack into the water a raw egg. It should sit on top of the water.
  2. Pierce the yolk slowing with a fork, this will prevent the egg from opening and exploding.
  3. Microwave for 30-60 seconds depending on the power of your microwave. Put a thin paper towel or a saucer over the top of the cup to keep it all together.
  4. When you’re done, just simply flip the saucer over!

Image via The Coveteur

November 2, 2014

Smoked Salmon, Asparagus and Ricotta Frittata Recipe

Callum Hann’s frittata recipe from his fun new cookbook I’d Eat That make great summer picnic food, or enjoy it as an easy breakfast on the go.

These muffin-sized frittatas are awesome for a weekend brekkie, but I also like to take them with me for a snack on the run. The eggs make it filling and the saltiness from the smoked salmon makes me want to keep eating them! When out of season, swap asparagus for frozen peas.

Recipe and image from I’d Eat That by Callum Hann, photography by Alan Benson. Published by Murdoch Books, RRP $24.99.

Ingredients
canola spray oil, for greasing
6–8 (1 bunch) spears of asparagus, woody ends snapped off, stems sliced into 2 cm pieces, tips left whole
6 free-range eggs
60 ml (1⁄4 cup) milk
115 g ricotta cheese
150 g smoked salmon, 
torn into 2 cm pieces
1 tablespoon finely chopped dill

Method
1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil over a medium–high heat. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Lightly grease a 12-hole (60 ml/1⁄4 cup) muffin tin with canola oil, then line each muffin hole with baking paper.

2. Add the sliced asparagus to the boiling water and blanch for 1–2 minutes, or until bright green and almost tender. Drain well.

3. Whisk together the eggs, milk, a pinch of salt and half of the ricotta. Stir through the drained asparagus, salmon and dill. Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin holes and crumble over the remaining ricotta.

4. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until golden and puffy. Serve warm with a salad as a meal, or cold as a snack.

What are your favourite picnic ideas?

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February 10, 2014

Quick Dinner Ideas: Spiced Lentil and Chickpea Patties

Whether you’re looking to spice up your dinner roster or introduce more vegetarian recipes into your weekly meal planning, these great tasting, protein-packed Spiced Lentil and Chickpea Patties are ready in only 30 minutes from start to finish which makes them one of our favourite quick dinner ideas.

For the perfect blend of flavours and crunch, simply cook the onions until soft with garlic, turmeric and cumin before adding to a blender with chickpeas, lentils, sunflower seeds, coriander and eggs. Once combined, shape into patties and pan-fry. You can also add extra veggies, like corn or peas.

Then it’s up to you how you want to serve them: stuff them in toasted pita pockets with tzatziki and salad, top with a mango and avocado salsa for a refreshing twist, or try them in the best veggie burgers you’ve ever had. Any leftover patties make the perfect sandwich or wrap for next-day lunch.

Serves: 4 

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins

Ingredients 

2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 x 400g can lentils, drained and rinsed
½ cup sunflower seeds
¼ bunch coriander
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup wholemeal flour
Pepper to taste
Vegetable oil

Method

1. Place a fry pan onto medium heat, add olive oil and diced onions. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally.

2. Add garlic, turmeric and cumin and cook for a further 2-3 minutes while stirring. Place into a food processor, leave to cool.

3. Add chickpeas, lentils, sunflower seeds, coriander, eggs and seasoning into the food processor. Blend until smooth.

4. Transfer mix into a bowl, add flour, combine and form into 8 patties.

5. Place frypan onto medium heat, add vegetable oil and panfry patties on both sides until golden.

What are your go-to quick dinner ideas?

November 6, 2013

Easy Dinner Recipes: Clafoutis Provencal

This French baked vegetable and egg dish is one of our favourite French Women Don’t Get Fat easy dinner recipes by Mireille Guiliano. It’s a great way to use up those leftover vegetables lurking in your fridge, and is delicious hot, warm or room temperature.

To make this easy dinner even quicker, sauté your vegetables the night before and refrigerate them, then just whip up the egg ricotta batter, fold the veggies in and dinner is ready in 30 minutes!

We had cherry trees in our garden, and from the time I was eight, I got to climb the ladder (and some branches) and pick cherries. My little girlfriends and I would sometimes overeat the fresh cherries, but there was still enough to bring back to my mom, who used them to make a clafoutis, baking the fresh fruit in a custardy batter in a round baking dish. The curious name for this dessert comes from the verb clafir, ‘to fill up’, because you fill up the batter and mould with fruit, most commonly cherries. Clafoutis usually refers to a dessert preparation, but in Provence it can be a savoury yet still rich dish with cheese, eggs and bread – Mireille Guiliano.

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 20-25minutes 
Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small eggplant, cut into 1cm dice
1 yellow capsicum, seeded and cut into 1cm dice
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 slice bread, crusts removed
2 cloves garlic, peeled
225g ricotta
3 eggs
2 tablespoons finely shredded fresh basil leaves
50g black olives, pitted and halved
110g grated parmesan
butter, softened, for baking dish
fresh basil, for garnish

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180ْ C.

2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a frying pan and sauté eggplant and capsicum until softened, about 6 minutes. Season to taste and set aside to cool.

3. In a food processor, combine bread, garlic, ricotta and eggs and blend until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper and using a spatula, fold in 1 tablespoon basil, the olives, parmesan, eggplant and capsicum.

4. Pour the mixture into a lightly buttered 21cm square baking dish and bake until lightly golden, 30 to 35 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature, garnished with basil.

What are your favourite easy dinner recipes?

October 30, 2013

Easy Dinner Recipes: Seared Tuna Caesar Salad

Now that it’s warming up, one of our favourite quick dinner ideas is whipping up a salad, but not just any salad. It has to fill us up and be quite hearty, and this seared tuna Caesar salad recipe fits that bill. It also makes a great lunch.

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

20cm sourdough bread stick, sliced diagonally into 12 slices
1 1/4 cups shredded parmesan cheese
400g piece fresh tuna, cut into 1 cm thick slices
Olive oil spray
2 baby cos lettuces, rinsed and leaves separated
2 bunches asparagus, blanched and cooled
6 eggs, poached
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
⅓ cup ZOOSH Great Caesar Dressing

Method

1. Place the bread in a single layer on a baking paper lined tray and sprinkle liberally with parmesan cheese. Bake in a hot oven at 200°C for 10-12 minutes or until golden and crisp.

2. Spray the tuna with oil and cook in a hot frypan or on a BBQ plate until just cooked.

3. Arrange the lettuce on individual serving plates. Top with toasted bread, tuna and asparagus. Finish with a poached egg, pepper and a drizzle of dressing. Serve immediately.

What’s your favourite hearty salad recipe?

October 1, 2013

Father’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Scrambled Eggs In Tortillas

Treat dad to perfect scrambled eggs with spicy stewed tomatoes, sweet corn and spring onion tortilla. It only takes 30 minutes to prepare and he’ll feel like a king all day!

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Ingredients

8 eggs
½ cup skim milk
3 tsp margarine
1 tbsp olive oil
8 tomatoes, large and ripe, chopped
1 – 2 chillies, seeds removed and chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Pepper and a pinch of sugar to taste
2 tsp butter
1 cup sweet corn
½ cup spring onion, sliced
2 tbsp coriander, chopped
8 tortillas

Method

1. Heat fry pan and add oil, garlic, chilli. Fry gently while stirring.

2. Add chopped tomatoes, season and simmer until soft and thickened, stirring occasionally.

3. Whisk the eggs and milk in a bowl and season. In a separate pan melt the margarine then add the egg mix gently stirring with a spatula until just cooked.

4. Place sweet corn and margarine in a plastic container, heat in the microwave on high for 45 seconds.

5. Place tortillas into bowls, top with tomato, eggs, sweet corn, spring onion and coriander. Perfect served with avocado, sautéed mushrooms or baked beans.

Breakfast in bed? Taking him out somewhere special? How do you treat dad on Father’s Day?

August 26, 2013

Creamy Mushroom Soup With Poached Egg

Everything’s better with an egg on it! This creamy mushroom soup flavoured with thyme and chives is the perfect midweek meal or indulgent dinner for one.

Serves 4. Preparation time: 10 minutes, cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
4 eggs
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp butter
1 onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, sliced
600g mushrooms, roughly chopped
½ cup dry white wine
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
3 cups salt reduced chicken stock, plus one cup water
6 sprigs fresh thyme, stalks removed
1 cup evaporated milk
½ bunch chives, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Method
1. Heat saucepan and add olive oil, sweat the onions and garlic until translucent. Add mushrooms and thyme; gently cook while stirring occasionally for 2 -3 minutes. Add the wine and continue to simmer until liquid has reduced by half, then add chicken stock, water and potatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes or until mushrooms and potatoes are fully cooked.

2. With a hand blender, blend to a smooth consistency and add evaporated milk. Check seasoning.

3. For the poached eggs, bring a pot of water and vinegar to the boil, reduce heat to a simmer.

4. Crack each egg into a small bowl. Slowly lower the eggs into the water and cook for 2-3 minutes or to your liking. Remove eggs from water and place onto kitchen paper.

5. Ladle soup into bowls and place one egg into each soup bowl.

6. Garnish with chopped chives. Serve with crusty wholegrain bread.

What’s your favourite soup recipe?

July 11, 2013

Mother’s Day Brunch: Chive Omelettes With Smoked Salmon

French-style omelettes flavoured with chives and filled with slices of silky smoked salmon make the ultimate Mother’s Day brunch (served with fresh Mimosas of course!).

Serves 2. Preparation time: 10 min

Ingredients

100g Tassal Smoked Salmon slices

3 eggs

30ml cream

1 Tbsp water

2 tsp chives, chopped

2 tsp butter

1 spoonful creme fraiche, to serve

Lemon wedges & a sprig of dill, to serve

Salt & pepper, to taste

Method

1. Lightly beat eggs, cream, water, chives, salt and pepper.

2. Heat a 20cm non-stick pan. Pour in egg mix and cook, stir gently with spatula, drawing back the edges.

3. When starting to set and turn golden (but still a little runny on top), top with smoked salmon and creme fraiche.

4. Fold over the omelette onto itself. Serve with a lemon wedge and garnish with a sprig of dill.

Eggs? Pancakes? What’s your favourite brunch dish?

May 7, 2013

Spinach Eggs With Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes On Toast

Start the day right with these cafe-style eggs wrapped in baby spinach, with a side of roasted balsamic tomatoes. We love to serve this with gluten-free wholegrain toast (and lashings of coffee, of course!).

Ingredients

4 roma tomatoes

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

2 cups baby spinach leaves

4 eggs

PureBred Multigrain Farmhouse Toast

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease 4 ramekin dishes.

2. Cut 4 large roma (plum) tomatoes in half and place on a baking tray. Drizzle with 1 tbsp. of olive oil and 1 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar and season to taste. Roast for 20 mins.

3. Divide 2 cups baby spinach leaves evenly among the ramekin dishes and season well. Break an egg over the top of each, then gently tilt the ramekin to ensure the egg white runs through the spinach.

4. Place the ramekins in a large frying pan with a lid. Pour boiling water into the pan to come halfway up the dishes then cover and cook for 10-12 minutes.

5. Toast 2 slices of PureBred Multigrain Farmhouse bread. Remove the spinach eggs from the ramekin dishes. Serve with roasted tomatoes on toast.

What’s your all-time favourite breakfast?

January 29, 2013

Ham and eggs and Easter

In this frenetic age in which we live, we seldom have time to settle down and enjoy a scrumptious plate of bacon and eggs or ham and eggs.Over Easter we will have plenty of time with four blissful days off work. Bacon or ham and eggs are great for breakfast or brunch and make a delicious high tea meal in the evening. Here are two great ham and eggs recipes. Eggs Benedict is so decadent and the Leg Ham with the spicy Eggs has a nice twist.

Eggs Benedict with Ham

Serves 1

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

2 eggs

2 slices of bread

2 slices of leg or cameo ham

Hollandaise sauce:

4 egg yolks

1/2 cup of butter

2 tsp lemon juice

Method

  • Cut the butter into thirds.
  • Place egg yolks and 1/3 of the butter in top of a double boiler, and cook over hot, but not boiling water until butter melts, stirring quickly.
  • Add the next 1/3 of the butter still stirring. The mixture will start to thicken, then add the last 1/3 of the butter.
  • When the butter is melted remove the pan from the hot water, and stir quickly for about 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, a teaspoon at a time, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat again over hot water, stirring constantly. When heated remove immediately.
  • Toast and butter bread, top with a slice of fried ham.
  • Poach eggs and place on top of ham then top with Hollandaise sauce. 
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