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Reimagine The Egg
4/8/2015 11:29:22 AM

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Reimagine the Egg

The egg has been a quintessential part of American fare as far back as we can remember. Scrambled, 0ver-easy, boiled. Deviled eggs, egg salad, eggs benedict. They’ve served as the cornerstone of some of our favorite meals. But there’s much more to the egg than meets the eye. Check out these three egg-cellent ways to reimagine the egg.

Egg Burger

You can smother this burger in hollandaise sauce and make it an Eggs Benedict Burger if you want. Or just go with the egg. It’s all up to you. It’ll take three eggs, fried or poached, to best this burger. If you’re going the Benedicts route, consider English muffins instead of hamburger buns (although either will work just fine).

You may already use eggs to keep your ground beef together, but that’s not what you’re going for here. Instead, you’re going to fry or poach the egg and put it right on top of the meat. Top with hollandaise if you wish, and sprinkle some bacon on there as well. You can’t go wrong with bacon and eggs, after all.

Eggs Avocado

Once you remove the shell from an avocado, you have a nice little bowl that you can fill with deliciousness. So why not fill it with an egg? Don’t crack the egg directly into the avocado bowl, however—that can get messy. Instead, pick up the egg with a spoon and drop it lightly into each half of the pitted avocado.

Add salt and fresh cracked black pepper on top of the eggs to taste and place the avocados in a baking dish. Be sure to keep them upright because you don’t want them to tip over. (Balance them on the edge of the baking dish if you must). Place the dish in a preheated oven at 425 degrees. Star t with 10-15 minutes then check on it. Baking time depends on how much egg and avocado is involved, and your personal preference for egg consistency.

Once it’s done, consider spreading your eggy avocado on some toast. Sprinkle some bacon on top for some added flavor. You can also throw some salsa in there too, if you wish!

Tea-drop Eggs

When you’re hungry for a boiled egg, you probably just drop it in the pot and boil it, right? Well, this is a new way to indulge. Place about five eggs into a pot of water, bring to a simmer, then cover and remove from heat and let them sit for about 10 minutes. Crack the shells, but don’t peel them. Put ½ cup soy sauce, three cups water, three black tea bags and a strip of orange peel into a pot. Place your hard-cooked eggs inside and simmer for one hour. Drain, peel and enjoy.

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