4 egg dishes for the family

Thanks to Good Friday, we’ll be enjoying a long weekend soon. If you’re not planning a trip overseas or are bored traversing all corners of Singapore, here’s an egg-cellent idea: cook some eggs.

Why eggs? Because eggs are one of the easiest things to cook. What’s more, they are chock full of vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein and antioxidants, all for 70 calories per egg. These nutrients can play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function, eye health and more.

Best of all, eggs are very affordable and make delicious meals. Here are 4 easy-peasy egg recipes that you and your family will enjoy whipping up together. Just a couple of eggs and no more than 20 minutes each.

Soft Boiled Eggs
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A perennial local breakfast favourite and super simple to prepare.

  1. Put 2 eggs into a small pot. Make sure the eggs are at room temperature and not fresh out of the fridge. If the eggs are chilled, thaw them in advance
  2. Boil about 1 litre of water in a kettle and pour it into the pot until both eggs are completely submerged
  3. Place the lid on and let the eggs sit for 6 minutes
  4. Remove the eggs from the pot and gently tap the middle of the eggs with a teaspoon to crack it open
  5. Add a dash of soy sauce and ground pepper to taste
  6. Dunk with toast or simply slurp up all that yummy goodness

Egg Mayo Spread

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Egg mayo goes well with virtually anything and it’s a cinch.

  1. Boil 4 eggs for about 10 minutes
  2. Transfer the boiled eggs into a pot of cool water for a few minutes to make it easier to peel the shell off
  3. Place the peeled eggs in a bowl and use a fork to mash them up
  4. Add mayonnaise and stir into the mashed egg

Optional: add some pepper to taste

Spread onto bread, biscuit or eat it with rice!

Health tip Health tip:
Choose a low-fat or fat-free mayonnaise for a healthier meal

Steamed egg

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Steamed egg has always been my comfort food and is especially great for a fuss-free yet nutritious meal.

  1. Beat 5 eggs and strain it through a sieve into a shallow bowl
  2. Add 15 eggshell-halves of cool water, 3-4 teaspoons of light soy sauce, some white pepper and mix well
  3. Cover bowl with plastic food wrap, place inside steamer and steam for about 20 minutes
  4. Tuck in!
chef's hat Chef’s Tips:

  • Replace water with chicken stock or dashi stock for a more savoury taste
  • Add diced chicken, shrimps, shredded crab stick or anything you fancy for extra bite and flavour

Omelette

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Source: www.jamieoliver.com
Source: www.jamieoliver.com

I’ve tried a few omelette recipes and this one by Jamie Oliver is by far the simplest.

  1. Crack 2 eggs into a bowl, add a pinch of salt and pepper and beat well.
  2. Heat up a small frying pan on low heat. Add a knob of butter and wait till it has melted and is bubbling. Now add the eggs.
  3. Move the pan around so that the egg is spread out evenly
  4. When there is still a little raw egg on top, use your spatula to ease around the edges of the omelette before folding it in half
  5. When the bottom starts to brown, the omelette is ready to be served
chef's hat Chef’s Tips:
Add grated cheese, mushrooms, shredded ham or any ingredient you fancy to spice up the flavour of your omelette

In case you’re still feeling bored after your egg-venture, head over to Resorts World Sentosa to soak in the vibrant mood of Easter. Find out what’s in store for the whole family at Resorts World Sentosa for Easter.

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