Skill up your breakfast or supper game with egg dishes that are really as easy and delicious as they look!
After a night of barhopping and artisan cocktails, greasy deep-fried foods will only make you feel worse the next day. Come home to these quick, easy and nutritious hangover dishes, starring the ever-versatile egg.
Did you know?
Eggs are a great source of protein and contains taurine, which has been shown to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol.
Onion, diced garlic, minced 1 can diced tomatoes, spices such as cumin, paprika and cayenne, salt and pepper to taste, 2 eggs, parsley (for garnish)
Heat oil and saute onions until they turn translucent. Add garlic to brown. Slowly pour in tomatoes and stir in the spices. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes. Gently break the eggs into the mixture and cover with a lid for 5 minutes over a low simmer. Garnish with parsley.
Tip : Add in some feta cheese and any breakfast sausage that you like to make it even heartier.
Spinach Egg Rolls
Bunch of baby spinach leaves, 4-5 eggs, milk, salt and pepper
Lightly blanch the spinach leaves in boiling water. Remove and strain. Whisk the eggs, adding milk and seasoning to taste. Heat up a square frying pan with olive oil, and pour enough mixture to coat the base of the pan. Add the spinach, spreading it out over the egg mixture. Using a spatula, start to roll the egg from one end of the pan to another. Repeat the pouring of the egg mixture and spinach, rolling the egg. Roll from one end to another. Best served warm.
Egg Fried Rice
3-4 eggs, salt, pepper and soy sauce, to taste. Minced garlic, mixed vegetables, leftover rice.
Whisk eggs in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and soy sauce. Heat up oil and garlic in a pan. Once garlic starts to turn golden brown, stir in mixed vegetables and rice. Toss well. Make a well in the centre of your rice and pour in the egg mixture. Toss all the ingredients well over medium heat, making sure that the egg coats all of the rice.
Tip : Punch up the flavour and add leftover sambal, laksa or tom yam paste, and even chilli sauce.
The Prairie Oyster
This popular 19th century hangover cure was concocted to quell the aftermath of a boozy night before. Chock full of nutrients and proteins from the raw egg, the ‘cocktail’ is easy on the stomach.
1 egg Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper.
Carefully break an egg into a large shot glass, without breaking the yolk. Add a dash of Worchestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce, finishing with a pinch of black pepper and salt. Shoot it down!