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Egg Recipe Ideas

Ideas needed – egg recipes for children

 

Henny and Penny Backyard chooks

Our chickens recently started laying eggs (one of them has anyway.) Quiche and omlette appear on our menu at home often. They are quick, easy and healthy.

I have been pondering new egg recipes since the chooks started laying. It is a particular challenge for me as my 18 month old  (Cuddles) really dislikes egg so I will be pulling out all stops to come up with something he will eat. 

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the re-launch of David’s Prahran. David’s has an emphasis on fresh, simple ingredients inspired by a rural Shanghai town on the river. When he spoke he described his food as home-cooked simple food like his mum cooked (who was at the restaurant for dinner!) This is reflected beautifully both in the decor and the food.

One of the dishes I tasted for the first time at David’s was Spiced Oolong Tea Quail Eggs with bean curd. I love to try new food, and it was a really interesting (in a good way) flavor.  They looked like green olives in the bowl so I was surprised when I bit into the soft egg and realised that it was not an olive. Very more-ish!

Spiced Oolong Quail Eggs

 

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Thanks to David I also have 6 quail eggs and a recipe for Spiced Oolong Tea Eggs to make next. Quail eggs, as with chicken eggs, are reported to be a good source of “..Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Iron and  Phosphorus, and a very good source of Protein, Riboflavin and Selenium” (Reference).  I wonder if Cuddles would eat one of those?

 Quail egg recipe

Do you have a favorite egg recipe? I would love to hear what it is.

*Disclosure: I was a guest of David’s Prahran on Thursday night.

Kyrstie

 

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  • Sneh | Cook Republic July 10, 2012, 9:16 am

    It is so exciting when chooks start laying. We have 4 and they are an interesting bunch, hilarious too! My first born wasn’t too keen on eggs at 18 months. He is 8 now and will have eggs for brekkie, lunch and dinner if I let him. He started off back then with plain ol’ scrambled eggs. My boys love “Green Eggs And Ham”, some cooked pureed spinach and ham bits in an omelette or scramble. They are both yolk fanatics, so soft centered eggs are a big hit too 🙂

    • Kyrstie July 10, 2012, 10:44 am

      Green Eggs and Ham are a great idea! Thanks for the tip Sneh. I hope my little one ends up a fan like yours has. It is such an easy and healthy lunch for the kids.

  • Tricia July 10, 2012, 11:24 am

    Those quail eggs are gorgeous. They would look sweet on top of a tossed salad.

    My favourite egg recipe for when I have loads of eggs is custard. I use up to half a dozen egg yolks. And then I have to do something with the egg whites so embrace the excuse to enjoy merengues.

    • Kyrstie July 10, 2012, 12:17 pm

      Hi Tricia, thanks for visiting! Custard is a great idea I hadn’t thought of making that. I am sure the kids would love it. And merengues…who can say no? 🙂

  • Julie July 10, 2012, 3:29 pm

    If you get a chance you should try this “chinese steamed egg” basically egg + water mixed. There is so many variations you can even add meat/tofu. In terms of taste not sure if your little ones will enjoy it.
    http://www.tastehongkong.com/recipes/steamed-eggs-how-to-make-them-smooth-is-no-secret/ example.

    It must be great having fresh eggs. I am truly jealous. Sadly i live in an apartment. But one did will try it myself if we ever get a house 🙂

    • Kyrstie July 10, 2012, 9:18 pm

      Thanks Julie, great tip. My 4 year old loves eggs and will try any food and enjoys most things except chilli so he will enjoy it I am sure. It is really lovely having hte boys collect an egg each morning and bring it up to eat for lunch. The chooks are strangley relaxing to watch scratching around the yard too 9so long as they stay away from my vegetable patches!)

  • mumma_ox July 10, 2012, 8:30 pm

    Baked eggs in either one large ceramic dish or several smaller dishes…start with cooked or tinned chickpeas in the bottom, top with tomato (we use homemade, but tinned is fine), sauteed onion and garlic, add pureed spinach/herbs/miscellaneous leafy greens (don’t tell anyone…they will think it is pesto). Crack the eggs over the top, without breaking the yolks and top with some feta cheese. Bake until the eggs are set then serve with sourdough or flatbread.

    • Kyrstie July 10, 2012, 9:15 pm

      Oh my goodness, that sounds delicious. I am going to give that a go regardless of whether the children will like it or not 🙂 YUM!! Thanks so much!

  • mamacino July 10, 2012, 9:17 pm

    Crack 2 eggs, 2 tbs cream, 1/2 cup parmesan into a jug and pour over a big bowl of pasta with lots of steamed broccoli. Season to taste and you have Stephanie Alexander’s Broccoli Carbonara and a very quick and satisfying meal …very jealous of your beautiful fresh eggs x

    • Kyrstie July 10, 2012, 9:20 pm

      Oh nice tip Mamacino thanks for that. I can’t do cream as I am dairy intolerant but Mr Fresh, and at a minimum Punky (4yrs), would love this recipe. I love Stephanie Alexander recipes as they always work and they are always lovely.

  • Jenny July 13, 2012, 10:10 pm

    I’d love to have a little rural life, with chickens and homegrown veg! As far as egg recipes go, I second the baked eggs idea – I make mine in little greased ramekins, the simplified version is just an egg in each one with a tbsp of cream and plenty of seasoning, cooked in a waterbath at 190C for 10-15mins. It’s also lovely with spinach in too.

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