Posted on | March 20, 2013 | 7 Comments
I’m always on the lookout for high protein breakfasts. With 3 growing boys, protein is very important. Along with protein, I’m aiming for nutrient dense foods for their first meal of the day. Several years ago I tried my hand at egg drop soup. It was a hit among 2 of the 3 boys but not something we’d necessarily want for breakfast. We had done a tomato poached egg, something we’d found in the Cooking TF Mailers. Huevos Ranch-tatoes have become a favourite, both for breakfast & lunch. They are all delicious! Still on a hunt for action packed breakfasts, I continued my hunt & continued racking my brain.
And the Broth Egg was born. A cross between egg drop soup & poached eggs, by drinking the broth, you get those extra nutrients! I’d never been a fan of poached eggs. They were always too bland for me. The broth not only adds nutrients, but it makes the eggs a lot less bland & a lot more delicious!
1/2 – 1 cup broth per person
Enough eggs to feed your crew
Salt & pepper to taste
Spices of choice (we like kelp, garlic & onion powder in ours)
1-4 Tablespoons coconut oil, butter or other healthy oil/grease (amount will depend on how many you’re feeding)
Heat oil over medium-high heat in a shallow sauce pan (like this one) until melted. Swirl it around the bottom of the pan. Add broth & spices. Bring broth to a boil & add eggs in servings (for instance, if we all want 2 eggs each, I crack 2 eggs in a ramekin. There are 4 of us that typically eat breakfast at home, so I’d crack 8 eggs into 4 ramekins). Gently pour eggs into boiling broth. Gently swirl the pan to get the broth over the top of the eggs & to keep the eggs from sticking.
Cook eggs until they are just under done to your liking. Remove from heat & allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. This will finish cooking your eggs & allows the broth to cool, which is great if you have littles in your life 🙂
Gently lift each egg or each serving of eggs out of your pan & place them in bowls. Ladle broth over eggs & serve.
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