July 15, 2010

Simply egg-cellent!

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We all know that certain foods go in and out of fashion and it seems like the latest item du jour is the humble egg. Not that the egg needed any kind of help as it is pretty much the perfect food. Growing up southern, especially with grandparents who farmed meant having plenty of eggy goodness at almost every meal. I loved going with my cousin to gather the beautiful brown eggs that my granny would scramble up with cheese for my breakfast. I'm still quite partial to brown eggs, either from the grocery story or from my local farmers' market.

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{a yummy salad via cooking light}

I read one article in a high society magazine about the recent trend of frou frou chefs "plopping runny, rich yolky eggs on everything." One dish noted was green beans (fresh of course), with onion and pancetta topped with a fried egg and parmesan cheese. I haven't tried this yet, but my curiosity is piqued. Also in the haute cuisine spotlight are deviled eggs (which my dad grew up calling "dressed eggs" much to the delight of my devout Freewill Baptist grandmother....apparently eating anything described as deviled was just too much for her!). Lately the devils have been paired with fancy seafood like shrimp, crab lobster and smoked salmon.

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Eggs are the perfect go-to food when you don’t have much else in the fridge. Toss in a bunch of leftovers for a quick omelet, soak stale bread in a milk/egg mixture for easy French toast or boil them up to chop into a salad. Eggs add protein to your diet and contrary to what my brother thinks, the yolks are quite good for you and contain many nutrients in which some folks are often lacking. It’s ok Bubbie, I still love you.

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{moi, age 3 or 4…holding a chicken…i told you i love eggs!}

So if you’re an egg fan like me, how do you like yours fixed? Scrambled with cheese a’ la my granny’s kitchen or some other fabulous way? Please share…I’m always looking for a new way to enjoy this little treat!

13 comments:

  1. I LOVE me some runny yolks!!! My husband gets grossed out when I eat them but he really is missing out. Have you heard of them putting fried eggs on burgers?? I haven't tried it but I want to!

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  2. Over easy, but when I was a kid it was strictly scrambled for me.

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  3. love that picture of you as a little one! I love me some scrambled eggs with cheese melted on top... yummy!!! But lets be real, the best way to eat an egg is scrambled mixed with chopped up potato and topped with country gravy, oh my it's making me drool just thinking of it!

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  4. Oh I love eggs too! My favorite way to enjoy them is egg salad on gluten free bread. My egg salad is simple....it's just hard boiled eggs, mayonaisse, and lots of cumin!

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  5. I haven't eaten breakfast yet....still savoring the coffee at 10:45....but now I think I'll have to cook some eggs! They are one of my favorite foods...over easy is my favorite...and I could eat eggs any time of day....a midnight snack --they are perfect....

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  6. Thanks for stopping by yesterday and commenting! Nice to meet another gal from the south..
    Best,
    Elizabeth
    www.nelladesigns.com

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  7. Very nice to meet you...I'm following you now too! Always nice to come across another southern belle!! Look forward to having time this weekend to get to know your blog better.

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  8. Love your blog! Me? I love my eggs scrambled with cheese! Mm-mm-good!

    Talk soon,
    Brandi Nell

    brandinell.blogspot.com

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  9. MMM I love fluffy scrambled eggs and egg salad!!

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  10. Kate,

    Thank you so much for your sweet words and encouragement on my blog earlier. I really appreciate it. You are such a doll!

    xoxo-Beth

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  11. those salads look absolutely fabulous! I may have to make one, I haven't been really into eggs but maybe I should try them out!

    xo

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  12. egg salad is such a good way to eat this tasty food as well! if it weren't way past my bedtime right now, i'd try to whip up a batch....sounds so good.

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  13. Hey girl! I love this post!
    I have ALWAYS loved deviled eggs, even as a child. So, we're having a deviled egg trio “bar” at our wedding! How off-the-wall is that? The craziest part is that it was a featured choice by our caterer, not even my idea!

    ~chelsea
    chelsearaebits.blogspot.com

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