When you've got laying hens, you've usually got eggs. There are certain times of the year that the hens produce the eggs a bit faster than we can use them. When faced with this wonderful overabundance of eggs, we prepare meals with eggs as the feature at least once a day.
There are the obvious meal choices like toast and eggs or omelettes, but eggs are so much more than that!
Here is a sampling of ideas to get your creative culinary juices flowing.
Eggs with Roasted Veggie: On an evening when we prepare roasted veggies (like carrots, potatoes, beets, squash, etc.,) we cook double what we require for the supper. We leave the left over veg in the dish we roasted them, then for lunch or supper the next day, we take about 6 − 12 eggs and beat them in a dish, add some chopped greens, a dash of salt and any other seasonings we like. Spread the left over roasted veggies evenly over the dish, then pour the eggs over top. Bake in an oven for 10 − 20 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked through. If the bottom of the eggs are cooked, but the top is reluctant, turn your broiler on for a few moments to cook the top. This makes a hearty meal, and it's a great way to use up leftovers. You can even add some of the left over roasted meat if you have any.
Eggs with Roasted Veggies 2: Another way to add eggs to left over roasted veggies, is to make veggie patties. This is especially lovely when you've had some type of roast and stuffing. I love doing this with left over Christmas turkey, stuffing and veg. Take the left over veg and meat and chop it all finely, or mash the veggies if you like. If you've got stuffing, you can add that too. Mix it all together in a bowl and add a few eggs, some salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like, and keep mixing until well blended. You can then form patties or drop balls of this on to a baking sheet, and bake. Or lightly fry them in a well oiled hot skillet. Back fat works most excellent for this. Cook until nicely browned, then serve with a side salad.
Eggs with Roasted Veggies 3: Another big hit in our house is a variation on Toad in the Hole. The basic recipe and method is simple, and so easy to add some changes to. You can read the basic method for Toad in the Hole here. We often add chopped greens, and left over roasted veggies to ours, or serve with a leafy green salad.