Eggs... for dinner

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  1. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    I love serving eggs for dinner.  But aside from a fritatta I need more ideas on a good egg dish that can be served for dinner.  I'm always up for an over easy egg but have never made baked eggs or coddled eggs.  Any ideas?
     
  2. ordo

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    Egg pizza open omelette. Kids love it.
     
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  3. teamfat

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    Scrambled eggs and sausage wrapped in a flour tortilla, smothered with enchilada sauce, chopped onion and cheese.

    mjb.
     
  4. french fries

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  5. pollopicu

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    I used to make open-faced egg white omelette with melted fresh buffalo milk mozzarella and oregano on top. Simple but good.
     
  6. boar_d_laze

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    Schnitzel a la Holstein. 

    BDL
     
  7. bughut

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    Use a wide pan

    Sweat off 1/2lb of rough chopped cooking chorizo with an onion and lots of garlic and add a tin of chopped tomatoes. Add a tbsp of sweet smoked paprika. a good slug of lea & perrins, a good pinch of chilli flakes and dried oregano, a pinch of sugar. Season. Reduce so its a bit sticky.

    Basically you've made a thick, spicy tomato sauce with meaty chunks

    Add chopped aubergine ( eggplant) and simmer for 10 mins lid on. Add courgette (zucchini), red pepper and simmer for 5 mins. Add lots ofbaby spinach then quickly make 4 indents and crack an egg into each one. sprinkle with a 50:50 of mature cheddar and parmesan Lid on again till the cheese is melty and the eggs are still a wee bit wobbly.

    You can make it in individual coccotte dishes, but we all like 2 eggs each so the big pan works best with garlic bread and rocket and red onion salad. 

    Its a lovely dish to serve for up to 6 people using the sauté pan. we just stick it on the table so you can help yourself. Up the recipe to 1lb of chorizo and use 12 eggs. 
     
  8. durangojo

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    FF,
    sorry to barge in and not to hijack this thread but the 'tortilla de patatas' would be a great addition to your 'ponchos' menu if you you choose that route.....all things being spanish,paella also comes to mind, although no where near ponchos...just a thought


    joey
     
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  9. teamfat

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    How many ways are there to cook an egg?

    Didn't some culinary student post that question a while back, expecting an easy answer to the homework?

    mjb.
     
  10. chefross

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    The father of Culinary  Escoffier  acknowledges the number at 100, in fact the Chef's Toque was created with 100 folds with that in mind.
     
  11. kuan

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    Egg curry.  The next time you make curry, whatever curry as long as it has some gravy in it, hard boil a few eggs.  Eggs are great in curry.
     
  12. ed buchanan

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    Eggs Portuguese.. Benedict with Filet Mignon or Roasted Planked Salmon.  or just waffle with fried egg and sausage and bacon  crumbles
     
  13. petalsandcoco

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    Nice ED,

    I like mine poached in chicken broth.
     
  14. chrisbelgium

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    Scoth eggs should be on your playlist, Koukou!

    Preferably served in a tomato sauce with mashed potatoes.

    We have a young chef who opened a new restaurant called "Balls & Glory", serving only... meatballs! One of his creations is Scotch eggs, made in a very clever way which I haven't tried yet, but I certainly will. Here's how he makes them; the day before, put the raw eggs in your deep freezer. Next day, prepare the meat, peel the frozen eggs, wrap the meat around the eggs, get them through a flour, eggwhite, panko serie and bake at high temperature in the oven. The yolk has to be still runny... 

    http://www.ballsnglory.be/
     
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  15. koukouvagia

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    You know, the very first time I was introduced to Indian cuisine was at a friend's house when I was 18yrs old.  I had never had Indian food before.  Her mother served lamb curry with hard boiled eggs in it.  The curry sauce was very dark, almost black!  I've never been a fan of lamb so naturally I was horrified.  I had nightmares about those eggs afterwards and I've never liked curry since.  True story.
    Eggcellent idea!
    One of my favorite all time dishes.  But isn't a tortilla de patatas the same thing as a fritatta?
     
  16. koukouvagia

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    All good ideas thank you.  I went along the lines of what bughut describes.  Except I sauteed some diced potatoes, scallion and cubed kielbasa with a little oregano and smoked paprika.  I stirred in some cream cheese, topped it with cheddar and made little wells for eggs.  Baked in the oven uncovered.  The eggs came out lovely and almost cooked with a runny yolk but the potatoes came out mushy, maybe yukon wasn't a smart choice.

     
  17. petalsandcoco

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    It looks like a total success ! I really enjoyed that you incorporated kielbasa and smoked paprika, it is a favorite of ours.

    Your potaotes came out a bit mushy because they were cooked twice (saute/baked) ? Small dice and toss in next time ?

    Your dish is lovely.
     
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    Nice dish KK. Nutritious also.

    Now i remembered Eggs Chau Fan, but i don't know if you're into Chinese cooking.
     
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    Bisquik egg pie, recipe is on their site. Like a thick pancake batter with lots of eggs, bacon, sauteed onion, shredded cheddar. Can add just about anything for a filling. I have made a tex-mex version with taco filling, a pizza version where I kept it thinner and topped with pizza sauce and extra cheese. A shortcut fast meal for everyday cooking.