Are you sick of making eggs the same few ways? While there’s nothing wrong with scrambled, sunny-side-up, over-easy, or hard-boiled, we all need variety in our lives.
Eggs are a very versatile food, and you can make them for way more than just breakfast. So here are eight creative ways you can make your eggs.
1. Lora’s IKEA Vegetable Omelet
This first one is oddly specific, but it’s a combo I make all the time. (Also, I think I invented this, but it’s possible someone else has done this before).
If you live near an IKEA, buy a package of their vegetable medallions (called Grönsakskaka) from the frozen section. And if you don’t live near an IKEA, there are several online recipes you can follow to make them yourself.
The vegetable medallions taste amazing on their own, but I’ve found they taste even better if you put them in an omelet. So bake the medallions according to the package instructions. Once done whisking the eggs, smoosh one of the medallions into your egg mixture.
Then you make the omelet like you normally would. The medallions already contain potato, onion, cheese, broccoli, and leek, so you’ve got a full-on vegetable omelet!
2. Medium-Boiled Eggs
You’ve heard of hard- and soft-boiled eggs, but medium-boiled eggs are so underrated! They’re perfect if you want something a little softer than a hard-boiled egg without the runnyness of soft-boiled.
To medium-boil an egg, let it sit in the boiling water for approximately eight minutes. It’s that simple!
3. Spanish Tortilla
A Spanish Tortilla is basically an omelet with potatoes and onion. It’s perfect if you want to use some eggs but get something a little bit more filling and carb-loaded.
Here is a great recipe from the New York Times if you want to give it a go!
4. The Korpar-Style Omelet
If you want to make an omelet for a very filling lunch or dinner, make this heavy omelet. My dad made this for me a lot as a kid, so I dubbed it the “Korpar-Style.”
To make this one, cook your omelet the traditional way, but add specific ingredients that make if different. For a hearty omelet, fill it with whole pieces of the sliced meats and cheeses of your choice. (If you’re using deli meat, crisp it up a bit on your frying pan first to give it some crunch.)
But the true secret of this omelet is adding some Alfredo sauce to the egg mixture to give it some heft and extra cheesiness. It might not be the healthiest option, but it’s great as an occasional treat, especially if you’ve eaten very little that day!
5. Pommes Mont d’Or
Part mashed potatoes, part souffle, part casserole, this dish is a delicious way to use some extra eggs. You simply mix eggs with mashed potatoes, top it with grated cheese, and pop it in the oven. And what you get is a fluffy and delicious egg and potato experience.
Check out a great recipe for this dish in this YouTube video.
6. Egg Wraps with Cauliflower
If you want a more savory and soft (though less structurally sound) version of crepes or tortillas, this is a yummy solution. You can even use these wraps to make low-carb quesadillas! Find the recipe here.
It’s a classic for a reason. I won’t post a recipe link because there are so many variations you can go with. Whether you choose simple ingredients like ham and cheese or something like spinach and mushroom, you can count on quiches to be filling and delicious.
8. Omelette de la Mère Poulard
This super unique omelet originates from Mont Saint Michel in France. It is essentially an omelet-souffle hybrid. You can achieve this fluffy texture by beating the eggs for about two minutes, incorporating more air into them. I’ve never made it, but it’s definitely on my cooking bucket list. Here is a recipe to try if you’re interested.
I hope this list has given you some creative ways to use your extra eggs! What are some underrated ways you cook eggs? Let us know in the comments!
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