Let’s Talk about: Eggs

Here I’m sharing a few of my go-to recipes using eggs. They’re one of the essentials in our fridge as they just work! They work for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, spontaneous baking etc. I ALWAYS make sure to buy eggs from happy hens though.

My heart brakes in a million pieces when I think about how caged eggs aren’t prohibited. I won’t turn this post into a whole debate debating this subject – that’s for another day. Guess I’m just saying that not only is the cage eggs system SUPER unhealthy for the birds, the eggs are also more unhealthy than the alternatives.

Growing up in the countryside, we’d always buy eggs from our neighbour who has the cutest free-range Mini Farm. He even has what he calls “The Kindergarten” for the younger chickens. Haha Although I could keep going on this subject, this isn’t the main focus.

Now to the recipes:

I’ve posted these before but it totally deserves a re-post. They’re so easy to make and SUPER healthy giving you a protein-rich kickstart to the day.

Healthy banana pancakes
1 Egg (free-range and organic)
1 Banana, ripe

Optional: You can add basically whatever you like. Blueberries, protein powder, dark chocolate, cinnamon, dried fruit/super fruit/super powder etc.

How to:
Whip the egg together in a small bowl and add in the banana.
Warm up a medium frying pan with a little bit of coconut/whatever you prefer oil and pour in the batter.

Serve with ie. fresh berries and peanut butter

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Omelette for 1

You’ll need:
2 eggs (organic, free range)
A dash of milk (your favourite ‘savoury’ ie. coconut milk won’t be a good fit here
Whatever veggies you have in the fridge

I normally add spinach, onions finely chopped, peppers, tomatoes, protein cheese and perhaps some leftover chicken.

How to:
Whip the eggs and milk together in a bowl, add your prefered fillings and seasoning.
Warm up a large pan and pour over the egg-mass. Make sure the filling is evenly spread out. Fry on the stove until it slips easily (6-8 minutes), flip over and bake for a few more minutes.

You can bake it in the oven if your pan can handle it

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Eggs en cocotte:
Good handful fresh and washed spinach
8 cherry tomatoes on the wine
100 g good cheese like Emmental or Prima Donna
4 eggs (organic and free range)

How to:
Put spinach, tomatoes and cheese evenly into the ramekin (or muffin form)

Crack an egg in a small mug, jar and pour gently into each ramekin. Add seasoning and bake for 15-18 minutes at 180 C

Serve as part of a breakfast/brunch table, or with a salad and a slice of Danish Rye bread.

Scrambled Eggs
I know a lot of people make scramble eggs in the microwave (including my partner) but I simply can’t stand it. I find that it smells, it gets a weird texture and… it’s just not right, for me 🙂

So here is a basic recipe for scrambled eggs which leaves you to add whatever you’d like if you want to spice it up a bit.

Serves 4
5 eggs (crack each one in a cup before adding to the bowl to avoid eggshell everywhere, bad eggs etc.)
1/2 cup milk

Whip together all the ingredients using a hand mixer or a fork (the more you whip the more bubbles the more fluffy the scramble eggs gets).

Pour into a large pan, turn the heat to medium-low and leave it until it sets slightly. Then using a wooden spoon or spatula scramble away making sure you get the edges as well. Keep going until everything is SCRAMBLED. Yum

Serve with leeks, parsley, dill, extra seasoning … the list goes on.

Guide to boiled eggs:
Add salt to the water for easy peelers.

  • Place eggs in the bottom of a saucepan. Be sure not to crowd the eggs in the pan.
  • Fill the pan with cold water, just above the eggs.
  • Bring the water to a rapid boil on the stove over high heat.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, cover the pan with a lid slightly so air is still coming in/out.
  • Set a timer for the type of boiled egg you want.
  • When the eggs reach the desired cooking time, immerse them immediately under COLD water to prevent further cooking. You could prepare a bowl with ice water if you want. Cool the eggs for a few minutes.
  • Gently tap the eggs against a hard surface and peel away the shell if desired. Rinse the egg under cold water to remove any bits of shell and pat dry.

Eggs boiling time

Runny: 4 minutes
Soft yolk: 6 minutes
Hard boiled: 8-10 minutes (depending on size)

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