The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: 3 Ways to Dress Up Scrambled Eggs
We like to eat scrambled eggs a lot, especially in the spring. We buy our eggs from a local farmer, which are plentiful. We’ll make a pan of scrambled eggs if we don’t know what’s for breakfast (or sometimes, lunch or dinner!).
But plain scrambled eggs can get boring. In fact, right now, if I had to eat regular ol’ scrambled eggs cooked in butter, I think I’d gag. Blah.
There are great ways to dress them up to make them extra delicious!
Add meat or cheese.
Our favorite way of cooking scrambled eggs is often to add some sort of meat. Sometimes, I fry a few strips of bacon, remove them from the pan, and cook the eggs in the bacon grease. That is so yummy. Use pastured, uncured bacon and it will also be healthy. You could choose to chop up the bacon in small pieces and actually mix it in the eggs, if you prefer.
We also like to fry up ground beef or sausage (we prefer pastured) and mix eggs with that. Depending on size, about 1/2 lb. of meat with 6 – 10 eggs is pretty good.
Top any of these with cheese if you like.I like Romano or Parmesan best for this, but others prefer cheddar, Swiss, etc. Sprinkle it on just after they’re done.
Sautee your favorite veggies in butter (or bacon grease!) and add your scrambled eggs to that. We like tomatoes, onions, peppers, and mushrooms. It doesn’t have to be an omelet. You can stir these veggies right into the scrambled eggs. Add some meat, too, if you like, and top with cheese! Fried rice with egg and vegetables.
Instead of “regular” scrambled eggs, try making a quiche or egg casserole of some kind. Add potatoes, spinach, cheese, etc. Dress it up with cream or a crust, or go crustless and make it simple. Any sort of scrambled egg-and-veggie mix can be baked for a simple and yummy breakfast! Bonus? It doesn’t require any tending as it’s cooking, like normal eggs do.
What’s your favorite way to serve eggs?
|Kate is a wife and mommy to 4 and is passionate about God, health and food. She has written 7 cookbooks and is planning to release more in 2012. When she’s not blogging, she’s in the kitchen, sewing, or home schooling her children. You can find her at Modern Alternative Mama or contributing to Keeper of the Home.