Ode to the Egg

21 May

So I fell off the map again for two weeks – what you want to do about it? It’s a blog, not a job. I went on vacation. Sort of.

I was playing with Porsches.

CORE autosport Porsche

I was gazing at beaches.

Monterey California

I was eating peanut butter and jelly cupcakes.

Suzie Cakes | PB&J Cupcake

I was spying on lizards.

California Academy of Scineces

I was picking my bread pudding.

Schulzies Bread Pudding

and I was eating eggs.

Adventures of a Hungry Redhead | Eggs baked in peppers

If it’s the weekend, I’m a pancake, french toast, crepe, or waffle girl all the way. During the week, however, I prefer eggs. I like eggs because I only need a few to fill me up, they’re quick to cook and I can use them to sneak vegetables into my breakfast. Consider this my ode to the egg.

Look at those colorful, googly eyes of protein! Get some veggies for breakfast by baking your eggs inside of pepper rings. Make sure to line the baking sheet with parchment paper and to cut the rings thick enough to hold the egg. Don’t worry if a little egg white starts to leak out the bottom, it happens. I bake mine for 8 minutes at 375 degrees, then sprinkles with tomato basil feta cheese after I pull them out of the oven.

Adventures of a Hungry Redhead | Eggs baked in peppers

Speaking of that tomato basil feta, I use it in my eggy oatmeal too.

Adventures of a Hungry Redhead | Eggy Oatmeal

Okay, hang with me here, I know it sounds weird, but if a savory scone or pancake can be good, so can savory oatmeal. I prepare the oatmeal plain, in the microwave, while I fry an egg on the stove. I use a circular cookie cutter to keep it round. When the oatmeal is cooked I mix in some walnuts and the tomato basil feta, then top with the egg and a little more feta, salt and pepper.

Adventures of a Hungry Redhead | Eggy Oatmeal

It’s important to time the oatmeal and egg right so a) your oatmeal doesn’t get cold and b) your yolk is still nice and runny, because you’ll want to puncture it right away and let the yolky goodness seep through the oatmeal.

Adventures of a Hungry Redhead | Eggy Oatmeal

Now if you want to step up the difficulty scale, you go with the poached egg. I’m not going to detail how to poach an egg here, because I’m still trying to master it myself, but I will tell you they go great over leftover vegetables from dinner the night before.

Adventures of a Hungry Redhead | Poached Eggs and Brussels Sprouts

Chop up and reheat some sweet potato with a little sausage or in this case, some Brussels sprouts with bacon. Place poached egg on top of vegetables (add some cheese if you please) pop that yolk and let the good times roll.

Adventures of a Hungry Redhead | Poached Eggs and Brussels Sprouts

Now get cracking! <~~~ didn’t you hear I’m a wordsmith with mad pun skills?

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2 Responses to “Ode to the Egg”

  1. Katie @ Blonde Ambition May 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    Yes!! I love savory oatmeal! I once did plain oatmeal + egg + hot sauce…it was magical.

    • Red May 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      If I liked my food spicy, I would try that and it would be magical. Some salsa might not be half bad though…

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