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Eggciting brunch ideas!

July 01, 2018


Kick off summer with brunch in your outdoor living space! Check out these three eggciting brunch recipes each featuring a different way to cook eggs in your outdoor kitchen!

Eggciting brunch ideas!

Poached eggs

What you'll need:
• 2 eggs
• 2 slices whole grain bread
• 1/3 avocado (usually I cut it in half but don't use all of it. okay fine maybe I do.)
• 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese
• salt and pepper for topping
• fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, or basil) for topping
• quartered heirloom tomatoes for serving

Directions
1. Bring a pot of water to boil (use enough water to cover the eggs when they lay in the bottom).
2. Drop the metal rims (outer rim only) of two mason jar lids into the pot so they are laying flat on the bottom.
3. When the water is boiling, turn off the heat and carefully crack the eggs directly into each rim.
4. Cover the pot and poach for 5 minutes (4 for super soft, 4:30 for soft, 5 or more for semi-soft yolks).
5. While the eggs are cooking, toast the bread and smash the avocado on each piece of toast.
6. When the eggs are done, use a spatula to lift the eggs out of the water. Gently pull the rim off of the eggs (I do this right on the spatula, over the water) and place the poached eggs on top of the toast.
7. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs; serve with the fresh quartered heirloom tomatoes.

Recipe and photo courtesy https://pinchofyum.com/simple-poached-egg-avocado-toast

Eggciting brunch ideas!

Fried eggs

What you'll need:
• 1 large bell pepper (or 4 in different colors)
• 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
• 4 large eggs
• Chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions
1. Slice bell pepper (or 4 in different colors) horizontally to make four 1/2-inch-thick rings and remove inner white flesh and seeds.
2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat vegetable oil on medium. Cook peppers 2 minutes.
3. Turn peppers over; crack 1 egg into center of each ring.
4. Cook, covered, until eggs have reached desired doneness.
5. Season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
To serve, garnish with chopped parsley.

Recipe and photo courtesy https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a42847/flower-power-sunny-side-eggs-recipe/

Eggciting brunch ideas!

Baked eggs

What you'll need:
• 1 c. packed fresh cilantro leaves
• 1/2 c. packed fresh mint leaves
• 1/2 c. shelled pistachios
• 2 jalapen~o chiles, seeded and chopped
• 2 tbsp. lemon juice
• 1 clove garlic
• 1/2 c. olive oil
• 3/4 c. heavy cream
• 12 large eggs
• Toasted bread slices, for serving

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease six 10- to 12-ounce ramekins; place on rimmed baking sheet.
2. In food processor, pulse cilantro, mint, pistachios, jalapenos, lemon juice, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt until finely chopped, stopping and stirring occasionally. Pulse in oil until well combined.
3. To each ramekin, add 2 tablespoons cream and 2 eggs; top with 1 tablespoon herb mixture.
4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until whites are set but yolks still runny.
5. Serve with remaining herb mixture and toasted bread.

Recipe and photo courtesy: www.goodhousekeeping.com