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Help I need lots of egg based meal ideas!

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Virgil Sun 09-Dec-12 10:33:49

Right so our household income may be slashed in half this week. I have eggs coming out of my ears (we have chickens) and a not particularly egg living family. We cant eat feta and pesto quiche every night. Your egg based meal suggestions here please!!

NUFC69 Tue 11-Dec-12 20:38:34

Sorry, it's actually "Take a box of eggs"!

NUFC69 Tue 11-Dec-12 20:36:24

When the milkman delivered my Dairy Diary this morning there was a leaflet in it advertising the latest Dairy Cookbook - "Take a box of six eggs" - 100 easy, irresistible recipes, the advert says. It's £7.49 from your milkman, or £9.99 if they post it to you. Have a look at, for details - hope that helps and good luck with looking for another job!

KnittyFoxyMa Tue 11-Dec-12 14:15:07

James Martin uses about 8 eggs in his yorkshires, and that makes them REALLY filling, and so you can minimise the meat. how about filled ones with chopped meat, spuds, onions, veg etc? I used to mix with some tinned condensed mushroom soup. they don't taste more eggy either.

Selks Tue 11-Dec-12 13:27:26

Well I didn't know that did I OP, so no need to be rude. My sympathies to you; I'm very sorry to hear that this has happened to you.

MadameCastafiore Tue 11-Dec-12 07:41:07

Dsil makes something called chook a chek or something. She's Algerian so probably not spelt like that.

You peel peppers and tomatoes and cook with rice and then fold it into raw eggs and scramble. Think you put North African sort of spices in it too.

DH and dd advise me that it is really really nice, DS and I allergic so can't eat it but is handy recipe as cheap and always have the ingredients knocking around.

UptoapointLordCopper Tue 11-Dec-12 07:36:35

No need to say thank you Virgil. Hope things will get better for you.

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Mon 10-Dec-12 22:09:36

Hard boiled eggs, cut in half. Put in oven dish, cut side down, and pour over cheese sauce.

Top with grated cheese and sliced tomatoes, and then grill until the cheese is browned.

Virgil Mon 10-Dec-12 22:08:06

Thank you everyone

Virgil Mon 10-Dec-12 22:07:45

Thanks Selks but funnily enough losing my job has rather taken up my time over the past day or so. Sorry if I'm not MNing enough for you though since yesterday.

Selks Mon 10-Dec-12 13:58:12

....Not that the Op has been back to see people's suggestions or say thanks.....hmm

Drladybird Mon 10-Dec-12 08:49:46

Vegetable noodle soup with egg and coriander
Sweet and Savoury baked custards (Clafoutis)
Eggs baked in the oven, mexican style (sorry don't know the original name perhaps it is what is mentioned above).

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 09-Dec-12 19:18:51

Ollolenghi??? Not sure what's happened to my typing today...

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 09-Dec-12 19:15:59

here is Ollolenghi's basic shakshuka recipe.

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 09-Dec-12 19:15:09

yes yes to Shaksuka. But I do it veggie style, with no beef (obvs) and no aubergine. So just spicy pepper/tomato sauce with eggs. Delicious, and prob quite cheap too, esp if you go to the market for your veggies?

UptoapointLordCopper Sun 09-Dec-12 19:08:22

Just saw this Shakshuka on telly. Looks amazing.

magimedi88 Sun 09-Dec-12 17:12:48

Cook some green lentils until done but not mushy. Fry up some fresh breadcrumbs with lots of garlic & thyme. Hard boil some eggs and chop them.

Mix two thirds of the breadcrumbs in with lentils & season.

Put half the lentils in an ovenproof dish, then the hard boiled eggs, then the rest of the lentils & the reserved third of the breadcrumbs on the top.

About 20mins at 180C.

More yummy than the few ingredients make it sound & you can use a lot of egss this way.

blondietinsellyminx Sun 09-Dec-12 13:33:31


CogitOCrapNotMoreSprouts Sun 09-Dec-12 11:53:03

The British Lion Eggs website has lots of recipes... here

Selks Sun 09-Dec-12 11:10:25

Huevos rancheros (yum)
Egg curry (also yum)...eggs also good in biriyani

forevergreek Sun 09-Dec-12 10:59:24

Not dinner but carrot cake ( there is a 10 egg recipe out there). You can always make and slice and freeze in slices. Take a slice per child out every evening to put in school lunch

Back2Two Sun 09-Dec-12 10:56:26

Tortilla mmmmmm.

LittlemissChristmas Sun 09-Dec-12 10:48:41

I would be honest with the dcs and explain why your going to be eating so many eggs, you might get less moans.
Pancakes - sweet or savoury
Omelette - various fillings
Scrambled egg- add mushrooms, peppers etc if you have them or cheese or even curry powder etc
Eggy bread
Chips, fried egg and beans
Yorkshire puddings with sausage and mash

MousyMouse Sun 09-Dec-12 10:46:39

1cup eggs (about 4)
1cup flour
1cup milk
pinch of salt

fill savoury (beans & cheese, chicken&pesto, tuna mayo&sweetcorn)
or sweet (fruit compott)

SantaFrontPaws Sun 09-Dec-12 10:42:37

Could you barter with the eggs? Im sure youre not in central london, or i would definately do it (i love eggs).

SantaFrontPaws Sun 09-Dec-12 10:41:28

Egg curry? Poached eggs and asparagus salad. Of go dessery and make meringues.

I love a fat omlette with lots of potatoes and peas, or courgette fritata which is good hot or cold.

I used to cook onions, peppers and mushrooms in the oven and crack eggs in towards the end (whole, not beaten) and bake the whole lot.

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