How do you like your eggs . . .
. . . in the morning, lunch, dinner?! Poached, fried, scrambled, boiled, sunny side up, in an omelette? Or maybe chocolate. You're probably sick of seeing & eating the chocolate ones by now after the long Easter weekend, or maybe not.
I prefer mine scrambled & sometimes fried & my egg has got to be cooked. Up until maybe a year ago, I didn't eat runny eggs, so Eggs Benedict is yet to be tried. I love eggs for their convenience, especially when you don't have time to cook a proper meal, or don't have many or any ingredients in the house to cook anything at all. I love to challenge myself then & see what I can come up with using with what I have & recently I made many interesting meals that I never made before & they were delicious. I always have chia, pumpkin & hemp seeds to season my food as I only sometimes use ground pepper & never add salt. I love to taste my food! I like eggs in other dishes such as quiches as the fillings in them are endless, egg tarts (savoury & sweet), protein pancakes that I covered before has three eggs, & then not to mention cakes & meringues . . . Got to love eggs, in moderation of course. I don't eat more than 2 a day, & you shouldn't. I workout a lot & I have eggs to up my daily protein intake to help maintain the lean muscle. When I'm in the rush, which is almost every day of the week, I get traditional Chinese tea infused boiled eggs which you see on nearly every street corner of Shanghai. Sometimes you've got to love street food as not all of it is fried & covered in oil. At first, I was very sceptical to try them out, but one of my friends convinced me to try & since then I never looked away. They look darker due to staining from the tea & they taste like salty eggs. You can purchase them from street vendors, convenience shops, restaurants & they cost 2-3RMB (around 30p).
The eggs are cooked before they're put into these huge metal pots & are simmered for hours. The more cracks the egg has the more flavour would have soaked inside the egg. These can easily be made at home, I'm yet to try this but can't wait to give these a go once I move back home to Scotland in the summer.
All images are my own.