Whether it's hard-boiled, a fluffy omelette, scrambled, poached, or fried, eggs can be one of the most indispensable ingredients in the kitchen, especially for those who don't like to toil hard while cooking. It's also an intrinsic part of many morning meals and can be a delicious reason to get out of bed. However, if you don't have enough ideas to use up your eggs, fret not. Australian fitness trainer Kayla Itsines has an “easy and delicious breakfast idea” for you — it's poached eggs served on bread, with some smashed avocado, salmon, halloumi, or bacon. Delicious, isn't it?
Kayla captioned the post, “I love breakfast, but I always find it so hard to choose because there are so many great options!! Although I don't normally like poached eggs, I will eat them when they are served like this. This is also super easy to cook at home.”
She then goes on to share the recipe. It's a plate full of goodness!
Here's how to make Kayla's easy and delicious breakfast:
- Toast two slices of bread (of your choice).
- Mash half an avocado with a fork and add a squeeze of lemon juice.
- Poach, scramble or fry your eggs.
- Layer the smashed avocado and eggs on the toast.
- Add your favourite extras like salmon, halloumi or bacon.
- Season with salt, pepper, or chili flakes to taste.
Simple yet satisfying, isn't it? However, when it comes to eggs, there's always more to explore. Apart from being a phenomenally nutritious food source, eggs can feature in many meals, especially as a quick fix. For example, if there's leftover bacon or ham in your fridge, make an omelette. Or if there's some leftover rice, a few mushrooms, some spring onions, make fried rice and lend it some magic by adding that one egg towards the end.
Here are a few such easy recipes that you can try.
1. Parsi Eggs
As the name suggests, it's a Parsi specialty. The dish is popularly known as ‘Akuri'. Here, the eggs are scrambled and mixed with chili, garlic cloves, onion, tomatoes, some milk, and butter, among other ingredients, then teamed with bread, bun or even roti.
As the name suggests, it's a Parsi specialty
2. Egg Chaat
This quick and easy dish can be made in about 20 minutes. It tastes a bit tangy, as it combines the flavours of tomato, tamarind, and lemon. It's a spin on salads and requires boiled eggs. You can even add boondi as a topping. The burst of flavours will leave you wanting more.
This quick and easy dish can be made in about 20 minutes
3. Turkish Eggs
This dish is called ‘cilibir' in Turkey and is on the menu of most restaurants in Turkey. Even in households, it's a breakfast favourite, and is as common as the omelette in India. It has poached eggs placed on hung curd, with warm and melted spiced butter poured all over — the perfect recipe when you want to rustle up something quick with bare minimum ingredients.
This dish is called ‘cilibir' in Turkey
You can satisfy your hunger pangs, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, with this easy and drool-worthy egg delicacy. It's one of the most popular street-style snacks, especially in Mumbai. The dish is made from scrambled eggs cooked with a number of spices — red chili powder, turmeric, asafoetida, and pav bhaji masala —, onions, tomatoes (and even capsicum). This dish pairs best with toasted pav with some butter.
This dish pairs best with toasted pav
Yes, you read that right! Eggs and spinach do make for a great combination. And it's high on nutrition as well. This baked-egg recipe requires some onion, spinach, cherry tomato, basil leaves, and some cream or milk.
You can make these five quick and easy egg dishes just with a handful of ingredients available at home. So, which one of these will you give a go? Tell us in the comments section below.