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But not quiche etc

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#1 Jembo

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

Our chooks have been going overtime and I have about 6 dozen eggs at the moment I need to start using up.

Aside from the obvious quiche I am having a brain freeze on what to use them for.  Ideally would prefer things that are healthy that I can freeze for snacks or dinners.

We never eat dessert, and at the moment am trying to reduce sugar intake etc, so really want to avoid whipping up pavs or something to use them original.gif

#2 Three Of Hearts

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

Ok I know you said no quiche, but whenever I have too many eggs I make zucchini slice.  Its great hot or cold and you can cut into slices and freeze.

#3 Ice Queen

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Frittata cut up and frozen.  Use it for lunches.  Roast veges and feta is a favourite.

Potato/vege fritters fried with yogurt dip.  Grated zucchini works well.

Big Sunday night dinner of scrambled eggs!

French toast for breakfast on the weekend.

Savory muffins for kids lunchboxes.

BTW how old are the eggs?  Fresh laid eggs last for ages in the fridge.  I label them up with pencil on the shells and use the oldest ones for baking.  I sometimes have eggs that are 2mo!  I just break into a bowl first to check them.  The older the eggs, the better for baking.

Edited by Ehill, 31 January 2013 - 07:48 PM.

#4 Zachary Quack

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

I make "egg thingys" which are kind of quiche without the crust (I have a weird quiche aversion). Mix up half a dozen eggs with a tablespoon of cream (or milk), salt and pepper. When they are combined, mix in spinach, mushrooms, bacon and onions (or whatever your family likes - capsicum, peppers, pumpkin, beans). Pour into muffin tins and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 200 for about 10-15 mins, until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. They freeze OK, but they leak a lot of water when defrosting - probably not good for lunchboxes. They are good for quick snacks though - 2-3 minutes in the microwave from frozen and they're awesome.
Hope this helps,

#5 lucy12345

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

home made pasta, 1 egg per 100grams of plain flour. you can freeze it and use it in lasanga.
I love to whisk an egg into mashed vegies after mashing, it makes them super creamy.
custard tarts uses a few up too.

#6 noi'mnot

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

I'm having trouble getting past custard...

Hollandaise sauce
Scotch eggs
Spanish tortilla

... that's all I've got, because I keep on going back to custard.

#7 MissButtercup

Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

How about a Pav...

#8 Chelli

Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

I have 15 chooks, so also have been inundated with eggs. Is it feasible to get a co-op going with neighbours? I swap eggs for fresh potatoes, lemons, corn, carrots or whatever else has been growing in their veggie garden original.gif Another neighbour swaps for flowers.

I also use egg yolks for making home made icecream!

#9 HRH Countrymel

Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

Pickled eggs!

So good... so very good... and they will last for ever and ever.  

Plus you can give them away as presents to any UK expat. friends you have and they will sob with joy!

#10 Shanski

Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

Bacon and egg pie - either a big one in a baking tray or you can make individual ones. Not sure how well it freezes because in our house it never lasts long enough.

Curried smashed eggs for school/work lunches

devilled eggs and have a 70's dinner party night

three cheese souffle

scrambled eggs

asian style omelettes

BTW with all that egg consumption be wary of smelly natural gas emissions biggrin.gif wink.gif

#11 Jembo

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Is it feasible to get a co-op going with neighbours? I swap eggs for fresh potatoes, lemons, corn, carrots or whatever else has been growing in their veggie garden original.gif Another neighbour swaps for flowers.

That would be great, but none of our neighbours have vege gardens.  I do give to one neighbour often and last time she gave me a leg of lamb from their farm.   Sometimes I sell off the excess as well, but always tend to leave myself short.

Think I might give some pasta a go, I have never made it, so maybe time to use the pasta maker I have sitting in the cupboard original.gif

Thanks for all the suggestions, at least now I can move past quiche in my head original.gif

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