In this article, we are going to discuss a few egg recipes for breakfast that you can copy and replicate within the confines of your own home!
We have all been there. You wake up one morning, starving and we just want to quench our hunger. You open the fridge to look for something to eat, but all that is left are a couple of eggs.
Great. It’s going to either end up as boiled, sunny side up or an omelette, that is, if you have some onions, garlic and butter left.
You dread to crack the eggs open, fry them up on the stove and the overall endeavour just seems so bland. Eggs are bland, so to speak.
But worry not!
Eggs do not have to be bland! In fact, with just a few ingredients and a creative and cuisine-focused mind to boot, you will be able to liven up those eggs, with you being able to actually enjoy them as a meal for breakfast!
The ingredients we are going to use will vary, with each one providing a distinct and noticeable difference when it comes to the overall taste of your eggs for breakfast.
Egg Sandwich – Egg in a Hole Breakfast Sandwich
This easy to do egg recipe will only use seven ingredients, namely:
- Crusty bread – two large slices
- One egg
- Butter – two teaspoons
- Black pepper – a pinch to taste
- Cheddar cheese – two slices
- Avocado – one half, chopped
- Tomato – one piece, chopped
Steps on how to prepare your Egg in a Hole Breakfast Sandwich:
Step 1: In one of the bread slices, cut a circular hole in the middle. You can use a cookie cutter or a drinking glass to do this.
Step 2: Spread butter on both sides of the bread slices and place them in a skillet. Over medium heat, cook them for a few minutes or until you notice the bottom part of the bread slices turn golden brown. Flip them over and do the same steps towards the other side.
Step 3: Lower the heat and place onto the whole slice of bread the sliced avocado, tomato and cheese. Crack and pour the egg into the hole of the other slice which you previously bore a hole in the middle of.
Step 4: Place the lid of the skillet over it and proceed to cook for a couple of minutes, or when you notice the egg has already cooked to your preference and the cheese has melted.
Step 5: Place the two bread slices together to sandwich them and sprinkle a bit of black pepper. Put the sandwich on a plate and immediately serve.
Breakfast Ideas – Shakshuka
If you are not familiar as to what shakshuka is, it is a dish that is made up of eggs, spices and tomatoes which is popular across North Africa and more predominantly, the Middle East.
The reason as to why it is so popular within a vast expanse of land is due in part to how easy it is to replicate in any kitchen that is fairly supplied with basic ingredients, however, some of the ones that are going to be mentioned may be imported as they are locally African or Middle Eastern.
Saying shakshuka is “spicy” is a grave understatement. You have been warned.
Prepare the following ingredients so we can begin to cook and prepare your shakshuka:
- Five to six eggs
- Tomato paste – two tablespoons
- Pepper – half a teaspoon
- Harissa – half a teaspoon. If you do not specifically have harissa, feel free to substitute it with any hot pepper chili paste you may have lying around in your kitchen cupboards or pantry.
- Salt – a pinch or so, to taste
- Olive oil – half a tablespoon
- Onion – half of a bulb, sliced
- Cayenne pepper – a pinch or so, to taste
- Tomatoes – two cans, unseasoned, sliced
- Chili powder – a quarter of a teaspoon
- Garlic – one clove
- Paprika – a quarter of a teaspoon
Steps on how to cook your Shakshuka:
Step 1: Place a cast iron skillet on the stove and fire it up to around medium to high heat. Pour some olive oil into the skillet.
Step 2: As for the onion, red pepper and garlic, slice them up real good and toss them into the skillet. Allow it to fry until the onion becomes a bit translucent or about five to six minutes.
Step 3: Get the tomato paste, harissa and the chopped tomatoes and toss them into the skillet. Mix the contents until they are fused altogether. Allow the contents to simmer for the sauce to evaporate and thicken. This should take around five to seven minutes.
Step 4: To taste, sprinkle some salt and pepper.
Step 5: Over the tomato sauce mix, crack open five to six eggs and pour the yoke in. Ensure that the lid is covering the skillet and allow it to proceed cooking for another five to six minutes. In addition, ensure that it is not overcooked. The sauce and eggs should be a bit moist and liquefied.
Step 6: Once the contents are cooked as desired with the eggs being white and a bit runny, take the skillet away from the flame and drizzle some chives onto the Shakshuka.
Step 7: Move to a large plate or serving bowl and. Serve and enjoy!
How to spice up a breakfast egg? Read it here.
In conclusion, there are many egg recipes for breakfast that are available out there. You are bound to find the usual egg omelette or sunny side up eggs, but the two recipes that we have provided above are leagues above that!
The Egg in a Hole Breakfast Sandwich and Shakshuka in terms of overall flavour, taste, texture and overall quality are on a league of their own; they provide a more wholesome way of eating eggs; full of tastes that are unheard of when it comes to thinking about what eggs usually taste like.
The Shakshuka provides a Middle Eastern spice that is appetizing, and the Egg in a Hole Breakfast Sandwich is an ideal breakfast for anyone who’s in a hurry due to how easy it is to prepare and how it can be conveniently held on both hands as a sandwich.
Read my other post on microwaving an egg!