I am not the biggest egg fan, but these little balls of protein are a fab all rounder !.
With only around 70 calories an egg, this is a perfect recipe for anybody wanting to scoff something fast while trying to lose a few pounds ,it is great to pop it into a lunch box or generally have an egg fix, and you can even cook several and pop them into the fridge as they last around seven days ! I bought a box of 15 Free range eggs from Asda, so that is 13p an egg, which is also a super frugal meal. A two egg lunch on this recipe would come in at under 50p !!!!!
I learnt this recipe from Turkey, where it would pop up on the menu at least once a week, the introduction of mint and parsley gives this dish a clean feel, and it is also packing in the nutrients !
I also make some wholemeal flatbreads to go with the eggs, and this comes in at 25p for 8 ( Honestly !).
You will need…
juice from one fresh lemon
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tbsp. dried mint
1 tbsp. olive oil
salt and black pepper
This is a simple recipe, so first pop the amount of eggs that you require into a pan of cold water, bring to the boil and let it bubble away for around one minute. Turn off the heat and cover with a lid, let the eggs sit in the hot water for about 8 minutes and then empty the pan and refill it with cold water, and let the eggs sit there while you prepare the salad.
Finely chop the parsley and remove any long stems. I pop the stems into a freezer as these are great to pop in a stock pot. Add the chili flakes and a pich of salt and pepper to the parsley. Mix the oil and the lemon juice and add this to the parsley and mix well.
If you want to make the easy flatbreads, just put 2 cups of plain wholemeal or white flour into a mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt and slowly add some water until this binds together. If it is to dry add more water and if too wet and sticky add more flour. When you have one big ball of dough, turn it out onto a floured surface and roll out ( a good tip is to rub flour on the rolling pin !) Cut the dough into 8 pieces and roll out the dough into an almost circle size…..IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE NEAT ! Heat a frying pan and add a dash of coconut oil or oil of your choice and put one flatbread in, let it go a nice golden colour and turn it over. Repeat with the remaining seven !.
When the eggs are cold or warm, peel them and slice. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top, sprinkle over the mint, chili, salt and pepper.
Serve and enjoy X
Here is a great recipe for people cutting down on carbs, celiac, paleo or weight loss !