Eggs have been a passion for me all my life. The possibilities are endless: scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, poached, omelettes, etc. Packed with nutrients, eggs are also a good source of protein and can be eaten at any time of the day. From simple scrambled eggs to eggs Benedict, there is a dish for everyone and every taste.
Scrambled eggs are my favorite, due to the many variations achieved by adding just a couple of extra ingredients. For creamier and softer eggs, I add a bit of butter and cream cheese. If I'm in the mood for veggies, almost anything goes: tomatoes, onions, peppers, corn or zuchinni. Cheese is a must, but the amount of cheese added depends on the type of cheese you prefer. Milder cheeses can be added generously, like ricotta, mozzarella, cheddar, gouda or queso fresco. Stronger ones, like blue cheese or pamesan, should be added sparingly. Finally, you can add ham, bacon or sausages to boost the flavor of your scrambled eggs.
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Regarding fried eggs, I like mine sunny side up. I love to dip bread in the yolk, so I usually don't eat it in front of strangers who might not be impressed by the mess. If I want to make my fried eggs a bit more fancy, I add salt, black pepper and oregano while they are cooking. After they are served on the plate, I pour a bit of olive oil, which will mix wonderfully with the runny yolk. Yum!
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Some people reserve eggs only for breakfast, but I think that is a big mistake. Hard-boiled eggs complement a simple lettuce salad and work wonders on a ham and cheese sandwich. Deviled eggs or mimosa eggs can be served for dinner, since they are hard-boiled eggs cut in half and filled with a mix of yolk and mayonaisse or mustard. However, flavor can be changed by adding cheese, ham, smoked salmon, tuna, spinach, garlic, caviar and many other ingredients. Use your imagination and don't be afraid to try new things!
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If you are stuck with the same old recipes and want to try something different and affordable, search for egg recipes on the internet. I assure you you will not be disappointed.