Eggs and More Eggs

As I mentioned in a recent post, I love eggs and have run across some great recipes starring eggs. Most of the time eggs are considered breakfast foods but I fix them any time of day at all. In fact, it seems to me that many folks I know do the same thing–rarely do breakfast foods stay breakfast only foods. This is a good thing–good food anytime!

My very favorite way to eat eggs is some variation or other of eggs on toast(yes, I’ve mentioned this I’m sure). These recipes are some of the most delicious ones I’ve come across lately.

 My current favorite recipe is this one by Ree. It’s no secret that I enjoy many of Ree’s recipes and have for several years now. This particular one is also found in her latest cookbook.  These days I often tweak recipes to better suit what I have on hand or a particular taste I’m looking for. I didn’t do this early on in my cooking from scratch adventures, but it does come over time.

With this breakfast spread recipe of Ree’s, I used sourdough toast(thank you StepMomma o’ mine) and added an over easy egg on top for extra goodness after the quick broil. I don’t have a picture because I don’t really plan my food posts–they just happen as I’m smitten.

I confess that I have not actually tried this next recipe–in fact, I’ve never tried soft boiled eggs before–but since it’s from Deb over at The Smitten Kitchen, I know it will be stellar. Go, click…just look at that toast…those eggs…*sigh* Yum. By the way, have you seen her son?!? A-d-o-r-a-b-le and no doubt edible!

Gratituous MacDawg pic

From the same place, The Smitten Kitchen, I give you a fried egg sandwich with bacon and blue cheese. While I’m not a blue cheese fan, y’all go look  at this sandwich!
I admit that these are all variations on egg n toast, but oh what deliciousness they hold–the pictures alone are motivating, are they not?
If you’re an egg n toast fan, I think you’ll enjoy these recipes tremendously. Do tell me your favorite ways to eat an egg!

I Love Eggs…

*sings* ‘I love eggs, from my head down to my legs…’

Y’all remember that commercial jingle from a few years ago–okay A LOT of years ago?  Ya know the one *sings again* The Incredible Edible Egg? If so, you’re welcome for the song now stuck in your head. If not…well, whether you remember it or not, we’re moving on here–still talking about eggs, however.

I have always liked eggs but have not always had luck in cooking them. It’s a bit of a downer  for me to cook an egg only to have it not quite turn out like I expected and thus ending up as the dawg’s breakfast.

Good for him, not so much for me. (see cute dawg over there <<)

Still I cook eggs, usually sticking to scrambled since they're That Husband o’ Mine’s preference and not nearly as easy to mess up as say, my favorite, the over easy egg.

My personal favorite way to eat an egg is an Egg-In-A-Basket. I discovered this style once upon a time at a Cracker Barrel (yum) and have sorta kinda duplicated it from time to time. Rarely perfect, sometimes good enough, but still I persevere because  *sings*  I love eggs.

Thanks to Ree’s spot-on recipe, I now can make myself a right good egginnabasket and do so often–so simple and so delicious MMmm.

Picture from The Pioneer Woman Cooks

In the last few weeks I have endeavored to perfect my egg making skills, wanting to reduce the dawg’s egg breakfasts and increase my own enjoyment.

See, eggs are odd for me. I love them (sparing you the singing this time), but am funny about them. Over easy eggs must have lovely runny yolks but firm whites–NO slimy whites! *shudder*

This is a common problem for me, perfect yolk yet the white is not quite done…*bigger shudder*.

Alton Brown to the rescue with–I kid you not– A Guide to Eggs!  I saw this guide to eggs in the recent issue of Food Network magazine then sought out the link online to share–it’s life changing for those of us who love eggs, I tell ya!

photo by David Malosh/from Food Network

Thanks to Alton’s Over Easy Eggs tips and tricks, I have enjoyed the p-e-r-f-e-c-t eggs lately! I shall continue to enjoy said eggs many times in the future, of this I am certain.

For those of you out there who might be like me, lovin’ eggs with your cooking of eggs not quite measuring up to your perfect egg standards, trust me when I say these two links are IT! Go forth, cook perfect eggs and ENJOY my friends!

Program note** I have collected some DELICOUS ways to cook my beloved eggs in recent days. You must come back soon to tell me about your egg experiences and check out my latest egg adventures. ** End note