5 Egg Breakfast Recipes to Warm Up Your Winter Mornings

5 Egg Breakfast Recipes to Warm Up Your Winter Mornings

Winter mornings only get colder as the season trudges on. No doubt, ‘tis the season to want to stay under a thick blanket and let the morning’s chill completely pass over, rather than waking up early to brave it! But here’s where you can utilise the power of egg breakfast recipes to make you feel warm and toasty, and get an ‘egg’cellent start to the day!



Why Eggs?

During winter, the cold weather leads to a drop in your blood pH , making you feel colder and wishing that you could sit in front of a humidifier all day long. Eating foods that will help raise the blood pH can, in turn, make you feel warm, and probably won’t require you to put that extra sweater on. And eggs are one of the top foods that help raise these levels and make you feel warm! Poached, fried, scrambled, boiled – eggs taste great irrespective of how they’re prepared. But stray away from the usual recipes,and try these ones that you and your family will love!



5 Egg Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love!

Bowl over your family with these yummy egg recipes for breakfast!

1. French Omelette

This isn’t your regular ‘beat-an-egg-and-fry-it-in-a-pan’ recipe! The classic French omelette has a light (almost no-brown) surface, and nestled within the fold is the soft-scrambled texture of the egg. Once you master the technique, this recipe is going to be your new go-to egg dish!




French omelette recipe

Ingredients

Eggs – 3
Salt and pepper – To taste
Butter – 1 tablespoon





How to Prepare

  1. Beat eggs together perfectly, such that any trace of the egg whites disappear. Season it to your preference.
  2. Use an unscratched nonstick skillet of 6 to 8 inches for this recipe. Use moderate heat, and melt the butter and swirl it all around the pan; make sure it doesn’t turn brown.
  3. Add the eggs to the pan, swirling it around till it covers the base of the vessel, and instantly start stirring it with a fork while also shaking the pan continuously. By agitating the mixture this way, it ensures that the curds formed while scrambling the eggs remain small.
  4. If the edges seem a little wispy or broken, scrape it with the fork. It’s important that the fork you’re using is either plastic or wooden so that it doesn’t scratch the pan. Stop stirring once the eggs have attained a custard-like texture and look softly scrambled. This should take around 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. If the scrambled portion looks too uncooked for your liking, you can also leave it on the heat for a few seconds more without disturbing it.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and tilt it slightly, handle-side up. Roll the omelette down over itself using the same fork. When it’s at the end of the pan, use the fork to seal the lips of the omelette by pushing the lower portion upwards, forming a seam.
  7. Transfer the omelette onto a plate by rolling it off the skillet, ensuring that the seamed portion is on the bottom. The ideal shape would be that of an almond or a roll, which you can achieve by placing a clean kitchen towel over the omelette and adjusting the shape with your hands.
  8. You can, additionally, include your favourite stuffings, once you get the hang of this technique.

2. Shakshuka

Packed with flavour, this Middle-eastern egg dish is a delicious way to start the day!




Shakshuka recipe

Ingredients

Eggs – 6
Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
Onion – Half, diced
Garlic – 1 clove, minced
Tomatoes – 4 cups, diced
Bell pepper – 1, chopped
Tomato paste – 1 tablespoon
Paprika – 1 teaspoon
Cumin – 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Sugar – A pinch, optional
Salt and pepper – To taste





How to Prepare

  1. While a cast iron skillet is the traditional vessel used to prepare Shakshuka, you can also use a regular deep-dish frying pan. Start out by heating the pan on medium, then add the olive oil. Saute the onions in the olive oil till its soft enough and add garlic as well.
  2. Add the bell peppers and saute for 5 to 7 minutes. Once it becomes soft, add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and stir well. Mix in the spices, salt, pepper, and sugar, and let the mixture simmer till it reduces. This can take another 6 to 8 minutes over medium heat, after which you’ll see that the mixture will have started to reduce. You can also season this now with more condiments, depending on your preference.
  3. One at a time, crack the eggs on top of the tomato mixture and space them apart evenly. You can cover the pan now and let the eggs cook. The mixture will take 10 to 12 minutes to cook through, so ensure that the sauce doesn’t burn while left on the heat. If you prefer your eggs to be more like the ‘sunny-side up’ version, let the mixture reduce well, and then crack the eggs into the dish.
  4. Garnish with parsley or coriander leaves, and serve hot!

3. Bell Pepper Flower Eggs

Fried eggs, but prettier and more colourful – plus, with the nutrition of bell peppers!




Bell pepper eggs recipe

Ingredients

Eggs – 2
Salt and pepper – To taste
Bell peppers – 2
Oil – As needed





How to Prepare

  1. Slice the bell peppers horizontally (you can have as many as you like and of different colours to make the dish look pretty!) to form rings about 1/2 an inch thick. Remove the flesh and seeds within.
  2. In a pan, heat the oil. Place the pepper rings in the pan and cook them for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Turn the peppers over to the other side, and crack in an egg in each ring. Cover the pan to let the eggs cook well as per your preference.
  4. Season the bell pepper flower eggs with salt and pepper, and serve!

4. Avocado and Eggs

The avocado trend has risen and ruled in 2018, and it has been universally agreed that eggs and avocados are a match made in heaven! So, get the best out of this combination with a super simple recipe.




Avocado and eggs recipe

Ingredients

Avocados – 2
Eggs – 4, large
Salt and pepper (and other seasonings) – To taste





How to Prepare

  1. Set the heat on your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. To bake eggs in avocados and get the best results, make sure that the avocados are at room-temperature. Slice them in half (lengthwise) and remove the pits.
  3. Scoop out around 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of avocado. Don’t scoop it too deep; instead scoop the width of the fruit to make room for the egg.
  4. Place the avocado halves facing up in a baking dish. You can either crack an egg into the cavity (the whites will spill over onto the baking dish in this case); or you can crack the egg in a bowl, transfer the yolk into the cavity, then pour as much as the white you’d like in it too.
  5. Bake the dish for 15 to 20 minutes. Season it with your preferred condiments, and enjoy your healthy breakfast!

5. Egg Kebabs

An Indian touch was long pending! Although this dish doesn’t have a 100% breakfast quality to it, serve it along with a healthy salad to counter any guilt you may be feeling about indulging in something so yummy early in the morning! Let’s just call this the Indian version of Scotch eggs, shall we?




Egg kebabs recipe

Ingredients

Oil – 2 tablespoons
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Onions – 3 tablespoon
Green chillies – As required
Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 teaspoon
Potatoes – 4, boiled and mashed
Turmeric powder – 1/3 teaspoon
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Breadcrumbs


How to Prepare

  1. Start off with heating the oil in a pan. Roast the cumin seeds and onions together, then add the ginger-garlic paste and chillies. Saute.
  2. Add the mashed potatoes to the pan and mix well. Slowly add together all the spices and salt. Mix it all well and remove from the heat. Set it aside to cool.
  3. Grease your hands with some oil. Take a ball of the potato mixture and flatten it out in your hand. Now, place the boiled egg on this and roll the potato mixture around it.
  4. Beat an egg in a bowl. Dip the ball into this egg wash, the coat it with breadcrumbs. Deep fry the balls in oil.
  5. Serve hot with ketchup!

The humble egg is versatile, nutritious, and can turn out to be your favourite breakfast option in the winter season. Try out these recipes and wow your family while you’re at it!

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