I love eggs and finding them fresh from the farm at the library’s Monday Farmers Market is such a treat! I eat eggs in lots of different ways. Using both the fresh eggs and the wonderful summer produce makes for some fine dining.
You can’t go wrong with a good deviled egg. It’s one of my favorite ways to eat eggs and they are so easy. Everyone has their own go-to family recipe for deviled eggs, so create your own masterpiece and enjoy. I made a big batch of deviled eggs for the Fourth of July celebration and they were gone before everyone went through the buffet line!
Recently I made a frittata using a dozen eggs, a couple tablespoons of milk and some crème fraiche. Basically a frittata is a crustless quiche, which is usually started stovetop and finished in the oven. It’s a perfect clean-out-the-fridge meal because you can put in bits and pieces of things still lingering in your vegetable drawer.
For this frittata, I started by sauteing the hard vegetables (green onions and red peppers) in a cast iron skillet, then added the softer vegetables as things cooked. I included diced cooked potatoes, spinach and mushrooms. I combined the vegetables, eggs, crème fraiche and milk in a mixing bowl. Then added grated smoked Gouda cheese, salt and pepper. I poured it all carefully into the cast iron pan and cooked over medium heat until the edges began to brown. Then I slid the whole pan into a 375 degree oven.
Let it bake about 15 to 20 minutes until the frittata is puffed up and golden brown. The center may still be a bit jiggly but it will continue to cook once you’ve removed it from the oven. Frittatas are great for brunch, breakfast or a light dinner. The next day I sliced some of my frittata into squares and made a breakfast sandwich with sliced tomatoes and chili oil. Seriously good!
Best sandwich ever?
I love egg salad – not too wet with mayonnaise. I tried this Egg Salad Sandwiches with Chive Mayonnaise recipe last year and have made it several times. There are fresh chives growing on my patio, so it’s perfect for this time of year! It’s seriously the best egg salad I’ve ever had – and homemade mayonnaise is not difficult to make!
More egg creations
There are tons more ideas in the cookbooks below using those fabulous golden yolked eggs from the farmers market, so I’ve just given you the incentive to try some new recipes. Enjoy!