Recipes by Ingredient - Eggs
Recipes By Ingredient – Sometimes you have something in mind that you want to make. You get a good recipe, go to the store and buy what you need. Other times you have some basics stocked in the kitchen but have no idea what to make.
That is the inspiration behind the Recipes By Ingredient Series. Each article takes a look at a particular ingredient stocked in most home kitchens then we check out some of the great recipes available in an attempt to ultimately decide what to eat.

The egg. A simple ingredient but so versatile. Used in recipes for thousands of years, the egg has become a staple ingredient in most kitchens. Though eggs from many animals are eaten regularly, the Queen of all eggs title belongs to the chicken.

Chickens were domesticated sometime around 7500 BC and we have been getting creative with our eggs ever since. Categorized as a meat product due to their protein content, eggs can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. No matter the meal, there is a recipe that can make good use of your eggs.

Bacon Egg Cups

Bacon Egg Cup
Bacon Egg Cups – Recipe and Screenshot from

I plan on trying this one out myself very soon. If these Bacon Egg Cups made over at taste even half as good as they look… Basically a traditional breakfast sandwich but with the bacon as the bread. This would make a great appetizer at brunch or really anytime of the day.

What you’ll need

  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Seasonings of your choice (salt, pepper, try some old bay?)

Basque Piperade With Fresh Eggs

Basque Piperade With Fresh Eggs
Basque Piperade With Fresh Eggs – Recipe and Screenshot from

I can put this on the need to make list as well. Take a look at this Basque Piperade With Fresh Eggs and tell me it doesn’t look delicious. Originally made by Toro Bravo Executive Chef John Gorham; this dish is now foodie Nic Harmston‘s go to comfort food of choice.

What you’ll need

  • 1 quart can whole peeled san marzano tomatoes
  • 1 pint pureed san marzano tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 jar/4-6 whole roasted sweet red bell peppers
  • 10-15 cloves fresh sliced garlic
  • 1.5 whole yellow onions, julienned
  • 3-4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp smoked spanish paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 6-8 slices of crusty bread, brushed with olive oil

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs – Recipe and Screenshot from

These deviled eggs will take a little bit of forethought but they are well worth the time investment. At they have four variations of deviled eggs for you to try out in your own kitchen. Included are traditional, smoked salmon, wasabi sriracha and avocado.

What you’ll need

  • 1 Tbs. dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika, plus some for garnish
  • 18 pieces cooked bacon

Baked Sunny Side Up Avocado

Baked Sunny Side Up Avocado
Baked Sunny Side Up Avocado – Recipe and Screenshot from

Speaking of Avocado, this egg recipe makes a quick, tasty and healthy breakfast option. Also, it doesn’t get much easier, just toss the ingredients together and bake for 20 minutes.

What you’ll need

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • pink salt & black pepper
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • basil

Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake
Angel Food Cake – Recipe and Screenshot from

David Lebovitz is an American pastry chef and author of numerous cookbooks. He has an amazing Angel Food Cake recipe over at his blog that will use up your eggs in no time though it will leave you with needing to figure out what to do with all those yolks.

What you’ll need

  • 1 cup (130 g) cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 cup (200 g), plus 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites (from about 12 large eggs), at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Eggs Benedict Burger

Eggs Benedict Burger Recipe and Screenshot from
Eggs Benedict Burger Recipe and Screenshot from

If you have ground beef on hand, maybe this eggs benedict burger might strike your fancy. You could always skip the hollandaise sauce and just go with a fried egg. I have been known to add a bit of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce to the mix as well.

What you’ll need

For the hollandaise sauce:

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the burgers

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Worcestershire
  • 3 eggs, fried or poached
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked to a crisp
  • English muffins or burger buns

General Tsao Egg Fried Rice

General Tsao Egg Fried Rice
General Tsao Egg Fried Rice – Recipe and screenshot from

Home made Asian food is always sure to please. Why not give this recipe from your very own Food. Beer. Stuff. a try? Our General Tsao Egg Fried Rice is sure to scratch that itch combining these two great recipes; Egg Fried Rice and General Tsao Chicken.

What you’ll need

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of cooked jasmine rice
  • 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil (or whatever, allergies)
  • General Tsao sauce
  • Handful of cooked breaded chicken

Spinach Egg Drop Soup

Spinach Egg Drop Soup
Spinach Egg Drop Soup – Recipe and Screenshopt from

If you’re running short on time, this quick and easy spinach egg drop soup recipe might just be the ticket. If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand soups lend themselves great to substitutions. Experiment with what you have available and craft your own recipes suited towards the taste of your family and friends.

What you’ll need

  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups packed baby spinach leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Vietnamese fish sauce
  • 3 well beaten eggs
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion

Avocado BLT Egg Salad

Avocado BLT Egg Salad – Recipe and Screenshot from

This Avocado BLT Egg Salad makes a great lunch option. You can substitute some of the ingredients with what you have on hand. Why not replace the scallions for chopped habaneros or the tomatoes with cucumber or celery? That’s what is great about dishes like egg salad, it is so hard to go wrong. A great chance to empty out some leftovers.

What you’ll need

  • 1 Avocado
  • 6 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 3/4 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 4 strips crispy bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 teaspoons ground garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Shrimp and Egg Pancakes

Shrimp and Egg Pancakes
Shrimp and Egg Pancakes – Recipe and Screenshot from

A recipe originally sourced from Andrea Nguyen’s Cookbook Into the Vietnamese Kitchen and shared by This easy to prepare meal is great for days when your just to tired to do anything fancy but still wish to impress. Served with sauce, these make a quickly prepared attractive meal good for brunch or dinner.

What you’ll need

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1-2 Tablespoons salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3-4 green onions, cut on the diagonal into 1-2 inch pieces
  • canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • fish sauce, gluten-free soy sauce, sweet chili sauce or Sriracha-spiked ketchup for dipping.

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