Stripey Omelette

Happy National Egg Day! (well in the U.S it is on 3rd June). I am helping them celebrate today my making myself eggs for lunch and a stripey omelette at that & why not! I do love experimenting with food…lol!

Eggs are so nutritious and filling, stored with lots of protein, about 13g in a large egg size. Eggs are also low in calories and full of vitamin D & B, so a good all rounder for any meal. I love eggs, you can scramble, poach, fry, bake, boil they are very versatile. Want to know even more, check out egg info here….https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_as_food

I get my eggs delivered straight to my door from McQueens Dairies. This omelette made from Scottish eggs from Beaton Farms in Inverurie, Scotland.

3 Eggs – Large

Spray oil

Seasoning

  1. Start by separating the yolks from whites. Mix the yolks.
  2. Heat a little spray oil in a pan on a low heat and pour in the yolks only, cook gently for a few minutes until cooked.
  3. Using a knife gently & I say very gently as you don’t want to damage your pan, then slice into strips about 1-1.5cm thick and remove every 2nd one. (you can use the spare strips for another omelette or create a lattice design).

4. Then pour in the egg whites and cook gently on a low heat until the egg whites start to bubble.

5. At this stage if you are using a filling, lay it onto omelette and start to roll up in pan then decant onto a plate.

Serve. Yummy and Eye catching.


Orange strip meringues

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I had some egg white left over from a recipe that only required an egg yolk, so I decided to try patterns on meringues, turned out o.k. I thought. I’m know dying to try more patterns and colours……watch this space.

All I done was draw lines inside a piping bag with orange food colouring and then filled the bag and piped, quite simple actually but creates a great visual pleasure.

MERINGUES – makes about 18.

4 Large Egg Whites

115g Caster Sugar

115g Icing Sugar

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Kale and Tomato Frittata

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I love my eggs and always looking for alternative recipes to try, especially for breakfast or brunch. This was delicious and healthy too.

 

Serves 2 or 1 if your hungry!  

Calories per serving 135, Fat 6g 2.1g sat. fat, Carbs 12g, Protein 9g.

1 cup or about 1 large handful kale

2 eggs, 1 egg white

50ml skimmed milk

salt and pepper to season

8 cherry tomatoes

20g cheddar cheese (grated) or you can use whichever you prefer

1 teaspoon oregano

 

1. Preheat oven to 190 deg. Lightly fry Kale and tomatoes in a shallow pan for about 6-8 mins.

2. Meanwhile whisk eggs, white, milk, salt, pepper and oregano together.

3. Transfer Kale and tomatoes into an oven ready dish, approx 8″ diameter.

4. Add grated cheese on top evenly and pour in egg mixture evenly.

5. Bake in oven for about 20 mins. Serve. Yummy!

You could use black peppercorn instead of pepper or even add in some paprika for that extra flavour.


Assorted Meringues

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My very first go at Meringues…was very pleased, but would love to learn more.

 

ASSORTED MERINGUES – makes about 18.

4 Large Egg Whites

115g Caster Sugar

115g Icing Sugar

Food Colouring (Optional)

Crushed Hazelnuts (Optional)

 

1. Pre-heat oven on Eco Cooking to 100 deg. Line baking trays with baking parchmont paper (don’t use tin foil or baking sheet as they will stick)

2. Break egg whites into a glass bowl and using a handheld whisk, whisk on medium speed until it resembles a fluffy cloud and has stiff peaks.

3. Turn up the speed and gradually mis in the sgar a little at a time, leaving about 5-6 seconds between each whisk. When ready the mixture should be thick and glossy (see picture above)

4. Sift 1/3 of the icing sugar in and using a rubber spatula fold in gently the icing sugar, and repeat until all icing has gone.

5. At this stage you can add any additional flavours or food colourings and fold in gently.

6. Using 2 dessert spoons gently ease a scoop onto the baking sheet or just drop them on.

7. Bake on levels 1 & 3 or 2 & 4 for about 1 3/4hrs – 2hrs. Meringues should sound hollow/ crisp when tapped on bottom, leave on rake to cool.

8. Serve like an Eton Mess with fresh berries (see picture) and some cream or put two together with some cream in the middle.

9. For the hazelnut version, melted some chocolate, pour over, whip some cream and sprinkle crushed hazelnuts on top. (picture to come)

Mmmmmmm………first attempt at these and they were great.