Each week our editorial team tackles a new ingredient with one goal in mind: creating easy and delicious dishes. Check here on Monday for the weekly ingredient and look for our recipes on Thursday. Feel free to join us in our endeavor; we look forward to seeing what fantastic meals you come up with. Ours are below:
This Week: Eggs
Not just a breakfast food, eggs are one of the more ubiquitous and important ingredients that we use, whether in baking, classic French sauces, salads, or as snacks. Filled with nutrients, amino acids, minerals and vitamins, they are also one of the more nutritious foods that we can eat and an excellent source of protein, especially for vegetarians. One caveat though is that egg yolks contain a high level of cholesterol, so many nutritionists suggest limiting egg intake to 2-3 per day. (You can always use just egg whites to eliminate this worry.)
For cooking, fresh eggs are best, whereas older eggs should be used for boiling or baking. One trick to test the freshness of eggs is to place them in a bowl of water: Younger eggs will stay straight up, while older ones will fall to the side.
Enjoy our recipes for everyday eggs below, and please share your favorite go-to egg dishes with us.
Colman Andrews: Zuppa alla Pavese
Molly Aronica: Spicy Garlic Pasta with Fried Eggs
Allison Beck: Spinach and Gruyère Soufflé
Maryse Chevriere: Ultimate Breakfast Burrito
Yasmin Fahr: Simple Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Tomato
Jess Kapadia: Salade Lyonnaise
Valaer Murray: Simple Spinach Quiche with Cracker Crust
Geri Salmon: Bacon in Eggs
The Daily Meal's Quick Tip : How to Perfectly Hard Boil an Egg