Eggs are enjoyed as a main meal in so many cuisines and there is a recipe to suit every taste;
The Italians love a hearty frittata; in Spain a tortilla served with salsa is a Mediterranean classic; the French have omelettes, Nicoise salad and eggs Benedict; Quiche Lorraine originated in Germany; Americans love pancakes while huevos rancheros is a Mexican treat and egg fried rice is an Asian staple.
Egg recipes for dinner will take you across the globe where there is a dish to suit every taste.
Like meat, eggs are produced under the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme. Make sure to look for the Quality Mark on packets of eggs when you’re shopping to ensure that they have been produced to the highest Bord Bia standards.
Dinner recipe - What’s in the Fridge Omelette
Dinner in 15 minutes – great for busy parents and hungry kids!
• 1½ tablesp. olive oil
• 4-6 potatoes, peeled and diced
• 1 onion, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 8 Q eggs, beaten with:
• 2 tablesp. freshly grated low fat cheddar cheese
• A little salt and freshly ground black pepper
• Chopped parsley
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and cook the potatoes for 8-10 minutes until nearly cooked and beginning to brown. Add the onion and continue to cook until the onion is just golden, then add the garlic.
When the potatoes are just cooked, season the egg mixture and add to the potatoes. Stir well and allow the eggs to cook on the base.
Place a plate over the pan, carefully turn the omelette onto the plate, then slide back into the pan to cook the other side.
To serve, sprinkle with parsley and cut into wedges.
You can add other ingredients, whatever is available – chopped bacon, scallions, tomatoes, mushrooms. The Italians like to add courgettes. You can of course use up cooked potatoes but the flavour is much better if you start out with uncooked potatoes.
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