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 Eggs

Probably the cheapest source of protein which can be made into a delicious meal is the egg. From the basic hard-boiled to the "complex" eggs-in-a-poke, the egg can be used for a wide range of meals. Eggs have usually been thought of as breakfast food but when they are combined with meat and cheese, they can make a lunch or a light dinner.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

For this recipe, all you have to know is how to boil water. Just drop the egg gently into a pot of water and bring to a boil. Boil water for about 10 min. Drop eggs immediately into cold water after cooking to hasten the cooling. Eggs prepared this way can be used in salads or just eaten as is.

Scrambled Eggs

This is a dish which can be prepared for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Combine eggs, onions, milk, and spices into a bowl and mix until yolk and white of egg are blended completely. Melt butter with medium heat in a small frying pan, then add egg mixture. Continue to stir while eggs start to set-up. Cook to desired consistency. Add cheese and meat before the eggs are completely finished. When cheese is melted and meat is warm, the meal is ready. Eggs can be served over toast

Fried Eggs

Like scrambled eggs, fried eggs can be eaten any time. Melt butter in small frying pan. Crack eggs into pan, spice, and cook on low-medium heat. Test firmness of egg by shaking pan. If you want the egg completely set, you can cover the pan while cooking. However, if you let it cook too long, the egg may become rubbery. To prevent this, flip the egg over and cook for about an additional 3 min. You'll probably break a few yolks until you get the hang of flipping eggs. Can be served on toast.

Eggs-in-a-Poke

This is actually just a variation of the fried eggs recipe. Melt butter in a small frying pan. Cut a hole in a piece of bread (this is made easy if you use the lip of a cup). Place bread with hole in the pan then crack an egg into the hole. Spice and cook the egg and bread as outlined in the fried eggs recipe. Fry the center of the bread (the hole) in the pan as well.

Eggwich

As with all the egg dishes, an eggwich takes only about 5 min. to prepare. Fry an egg or two as described in the fried eggs. While the egg is frying, melt cheese on top of slices of bread, muffins, or hamburger buns in the oven. Place eggs inside pieces of bread and there you have it--an EGGWICH!

Omelets

Ok, this one is the trickiest recipe in the book. However, when the omelette comes out perfect, you get a delicious meal and a whole lot of satisfaction. You can make omelettes in a regular frying pan or buy an omelet pan. Beat eggs and spices in a bowl. Cut or grate cheese and additional fillings before you start cooking the eggs. Melt butter over a low heat in a frying pan, then add eggs. When eggs start to cook, peel cooked parts away from the side and let uncooked egg flow around to the bot tom of the pan. Keep on doing this until most of egg is "set" (cooked). Add cheese and extras, then flip half of the egg over the top of the filling. Let cook another few minutes, then flip and cook a few more minutes on the other side. When bottom of the omelet is light brown and toasty, it's ready. Omelets take a bit of practice, but they're worth it.

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