5 Delicious Recipes That Will Give You Eggstasy

Eggs are a delicious addition to any meal. Whether it’s the simple sunny-side up egg with a side of deep-fried crispy bacon, or an explosive poached egg atop a freshly toasted bagel with spinach sauteed in garlic and onion and hollandaise sauce, eggs are a flexible ingredient. So if you’re a huge fan like we are, then get ready to enjoy these eggsciting recipes below!

1. Eggs Benedict

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Looking for a simple yet classy breakfast that will delight your tastebuds? The Eggs Benedict is a scrumptious delicacy in the morning – poached eggs served with creamy Hollandaise sauce and sauteed mushrooms. Pair this with a cup of Earl Grey tea or a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice for a great start to the day.

What you’ll need:

  • An egg
  • A bagel
  • Spinach
  • Chopped onions and garlic
  • Sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • A slice of bacon (optional)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Hollandaise sauce
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
    • Pinch cayenne
    • Pinch salt

For your hollandaise sauce, melt the butter in a sauce pan on medium heat. While melting the butter, whisk in the 2 egg yolks with some freshly squeezed lemon juice, a pinch of salt and cayenne pepper. Don’t whisk too much or it will scramble. After that, set it aside to prepare your Eggs Benedict.

Toast a bagel for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. While toasting, fry the bacon in its own fat until slightly browned. Take out the bacon and cook the spinach and sliced mushroom with chopped onions and garlic in the melted fat. After sauteeing, remove the oil and fill the pan to half full with water.

When the water boils, crack an egg an inch away from the pan. Swirl the water to help the egg achieve its deliciously perfect circle shape and scoop up some water to cook the top. After poaching, assemble your Eggs Benedict with a golden toasted bagel, some sauteed spinach and mushrooms in the middle with the bacon, and finally place the poached egg on top before drizzling it with hollandaise sauce. For a healthier and lighter alternative, you can substitute bacon with smoked salmon.

2. Deviled Eggs

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Nothing beats the triumph of proving to your friends that you’re one devilishly talented host when you whip up a batch of devilled eggs for a party. Paired up with some chilled, sparkling champagne, the Devilled Eggs will definitely be the hit of the night.

What you need:

  • 6 Eggs (amounts may vary depending on how many people you’re serving)
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Smoked Spanish paprika, for garnish

This recipe is simple. Boil the eggs in high heat until the water bubbles, then reduce the heat and cook for 1 minute. After that, drain the water into the sink and immerse the eggs in cold water for 2 minutes. Carefully peel the shell before slicing the eggs lengthwise. Scoop out all the yoke and transfer it into another bowl. Mash the yolk with white vinegar, yellow mustard, salt and freshly ground black pepper until no solid yoke is seen. After that, fill each sliced egg white with that sinfully delicious filling and garnish with some smoked spanish paprika. For a little extra heat, lightly garnish with chili powder and cayenne pepper.

3. Omelette au Fromage

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Simple, raw, and classic – the Omelette au Fromage is a quick fix that never gets old. Team up the cheesy omelette with a glass of fresh orange juice to start off your morning on a good note.

What you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • A cup of cheddar (optional) cheese
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • Chopped scallions
  • A teaspoon of butter

Beat the 2 eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper, and continue beating until fluffy. Heat a pan and add some butter to grease the pan. Pour the omelette mixture into the pan and swirl to make your omelette bigger. Cook for 2 minutes and then add a cup of cheese in the middle. Fold the omelette and cook for another 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. When the cheese has melted, serve with a garnish of finely chopped scallions and now you have your cheesy omelette for the day!

4. Egg Salad Canapes

egg salad canapesPhoto credit: Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Canapes are the appetizer of any party, and can also serve as a delicious movie snack too. Have canapes with a chilled Sangria and a good movie, and you’ll be feeling the Eggstasy in no time!

What you’ll need:

  • A 6-inch baguette
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of coarsely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped white onions
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup of olive oil

Toast the baguette until slightly golden brown on the outside. Boil the eggs in high heat until the water bubbles, then simmer for one minute. Drain the hot water and transfer the eggs into cold water. Leave them there for 2 minutes to cool off before carefully peeling the shell off and placing the eggs in a bowl. Mash together with mayonnaise, chopped celery, chopped white onions and a pinch of salt and pepper. As for the baguette, slice it at least 1-½ inch per slice and top each canape with an egg salad mixture, and you’ve got yourself a platter of tasty finger food to snack on.

5. Salted Egg Salad with Sliced Green Mangos

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This is the greatest creation ever known to any Pinoy. It can be eaten with charcoal-grilled seafood or meat, or simply by itself. The salted egg salad with sliced green mangoes is a must-add to any boodle with grilled food.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 salted eggs
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 green mango
  • Half an onion
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup of vinegar

Coarsely slice the salted eggs and dice the tomatoes and onions before mixing them with the salted eggs. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to the vinegar and blend them all together. Slice the cheeks of the green mango, leaving the heart of the mango for a snack with bagoong (fermented shrimp paste) dip. Mix everything together and you have the perfect salad for any boodle.

Eggs are one of the biggest suppliers of protein for the body. Bodybuilders and athletes down more than 3 eggs a day to keep up their daily regimen. Eggs are also a good source of fuel as they don’t burn off as quickly as carbs do. Craving some eggs now? If you’re too tired to cook, request a packed meal or a catering service on Gawin.ph and we’ll instantly refer you to catering services near you at incredibly affordable prices!

written by Katherine Gohu