Eggs are the answer
If there are eggs in the house there’s a meal in the house. Relatively inexpensive and packing a healthy punch with high-quality protein, essential vitamins and minerals, eggs help maintain muscle strength as well as a healthy brain and eye function. Versatile and quick to cook, eggs are nourishing household basic.
Eggs should always be returned to room temperature before use. This prevents shells cracking if they are boiled, or curdling when creamed with butter (which also should be at room temperature) if making a cake.
To separate eggs Masterchef style, break an egg into a (clean) hand and allow the white to drip between your fingers into a bowl. If using a whole egg, I prefer to break it into a small bowl then add it to the recipe. This way you can pick out any small pieces of shell.
When poaching an egg I break it into a demitasse coffee cup and gently lower it into a saucepan of lightly bubbling water before turning it down to poach. The end result is a well-shaped piece of yum which is excellent served on toasted ciabatta and topped with grilled bacon, avocado and chilli.
Eggs poached ahead of time can be kept warm in a bowl of hot — not boiling — water. They do not continue to cook and the yolks remain soft.
A great dinner dish. Squeeze the shredded potatoes dry in a sieve. Get the recipe
An easy lunch or light meal. Serve with chilli paste. Get the recipe
Great for brunch or dinner. Serve with crusty bread. Get the recipe