You can do so much with an egg. When cooking eggs, you can poach, boil, scramble or fry them. But, baked egg dishes for a versatile summer lunch, whows just how flexible, egg cooking can be.
Fowl, like the chicken, have been domesticated for many years. Indeed, there is archaeological evidence dating egg consumption to the neolithic age.
The chicken we are familiar with, in the UK, was brought here by the Romans.
Humans have eaten eggs since the dawn of human civilisation. Different eggs have been, and still are, eaten in different parts of the world.
Eggs are relatively easy to obtain and are an excellent protein source. They are also easily adaptable to different recipes that conform to different societies and beliefs.
Baked Egg Dishes
The word “egg” can trace its roots back to an Indo-European source related to words for “bird”. The Old English term was “oeg” which became “ey” or “eyren” in Middle English.
Eggs from many species of fowl (birds) have been consumed by man since the beginning of humankind’s stay on earth. Ancient Romans ate peafowl eggs and the Chinese had a preference for pigeon eggs. Ostrich eggs were consumed by the Phoenicians while quail eggs are still popular gourmet foods in the United States.
Baked French Eggs
These baked French eggs are a quick and easy method for cooking eggs, adapted from an old French technique of cooking eggs in the oven.
I like this recipe because we are cooking eggs for several people at the same time. We can all enjoy eggs for breakfast, together.
If you are cooking eggs individually, the whole breakfast preparation can become a little frenetic. I find it more enjoyable to throw a tray of eggs in the oven and have a relaxing, convivial breakfast as a family.
Veggie lovers will adore this California Quiche. An egg dish with fresh zucchini, red bell pepper, artichoke hearts and onion. A delicious, cheesy breakfast with only 250 calories per serving.
This is a wonderfully light recipe that you can feel good about at breakfast or brunch.
This is a super easy quiche recipe because it calls for store-bought, refrigerated pie-pastry.
Cheesy Baked Egg Dishes
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these cheesy baked eggs are a terrific way to fuel up for the day ahead.
The eggs are combined with cream or milk and cheese before being baked in individual ramekins. A touch of seasoning creates a delicious, low carb breakfast that you can rustle up in less than 20 minutes.
Shakshouka (Eggs in Hell)
Shakshouka is a common middle-eastern dish from the old Ottoman Empire. Traditionally a stew of vegetables and minced meat, it has become a spicy tomato stew.
This tasty recipe is a one-pot or one-skillet baked egg dish. A combination of eggs, basil and creamy goat’s cheese creates a quick and delicious brunch.
This delicious baked egg shakshouka was discovered during a trip to Budapest where the author visited an Israeli restaurant named Mazel Toy.
Cloud Eggs Baked Egg Dishes
Cloud Eggs may be more familiar to the reader as meringues. Egg white is wicked until light and fluffy. The egg white mis is spread on a slice of toast and an egg yolk is dropped into an indentation in the egg white.
This is baked for 10 to 15 minutes until the meringue is golden and the yolk set.
I am always sceptical of claims found online but, Sara is confident she has traced the heritage of this cloud eggs recipe and refers us to The Salt.
A hearty recipe for a fritatta. This combination of ham, potatoes, roasted red peppers and cheddar cheese are the perfect egg sish for anybody, ant time of the year.
An omelette or frittata is a great and tasty way to use up the leftovers from any big family celebration.
Spinach and Mozzarella Egg Bake
If you are as big a fan of spinach as I am. You will be in for a rare treat with this spinach and mozzarella egg bake.
You don’t need to wait for winter to enjoy a low-carb breakfast casserole. This spinach and mozzarella egg bake can be enjoyed at any time of the year.