Cheap, healthful and easily available, eggs are the ultimate fast food. And with a bit of inspiration they can be used to whip up amazing meals in minutes.
Here in the UK we eat 11.5 billion eggs a year – that's 31.5 million eggs a day, or on average three to four each per week.
If you're fed up with the usual fried, boiled, scrambled options, or need a bit of inspiration to pep up your omelettes, check out eggrecipes.co.uk.
We love this one, which is just perfect for brunch following a big night out, or as a hearty midweek treat.
"Eggs are so versatile and can be used with a wide range of flavours and ingredients, so creating a meal to suit the whole family is easy once you have a little inspiration," says Dean.
- 8 large British Lion eggs, beaten and seasoned
- 4 quality sausages of your choice
- 100g smoked pancetta rashers, halved
- 100g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
- 100g sunblush tomatoes
- 4 spring onions, sliced
- Salt and pepper
- Dip sauce to serve (optional)
Method1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Grill the sausages until cooked through. Remove and slice each sausage on the diagonal into four pieces.
2 Meanwhile, add the mushrooms and pancetta to a frying pan and cook over a medium to high heat until golden.
3 Add the sausages to the pan along with the sunblush tomatoes and spring onion, then pour in the eggs. Cook until just set around the edges.
4 Transfer to the hot oven and cook for around 6-8 mins until the top is golden and the eggs are set. Turn out onto a plate and serve with a big dollop of your favourite sauce.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Nutrition InformationServes 4
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