I really like eggs. That’s why it’s hard to swallow headlines like this,
“No yolk: eating the whole egg as dangerous as smoking?”
But then I’m reassured by the government that, “Eggs are one of nature’s most nutritious and economical foods.”
Double yikes. Now I’m confused.
Finally, I hear a voice of reason from Thomas Behrenbeck, M.D., Ph.D., who writes for MayoClinic.com. He said that the yolk in an egg is high in cholesterol and too much cholesterol can be a problem for cardiovascular health. Cool. I can handle moderation. If I enjoy an egg at breakfast, I need to moderate other foods throughout the day that contain cholesterol, like beef.
So the debate ended there for me. Don’t go crazy because you read something sensational. If it sounds radical, it probably is.
Here’s how we enjoy eggs at the Don’t Panic Mom house:
A fun dish that is ideal to make when you have a few extra minutes in the morning. Try to include your kids in part or all of the steps.
- 1 egg per person
- 1 slice of whole grain bread per person
- 1 small glass or cookie cutter
- olive or canola non-stick cooking spray
- salt and pepper
- Pre-heat an electric griddle or pan to medium-high heat. Place bread on a hard, clean surface. Press firmly as you use the glass or cookie cutter to make a hole in the middle. Remove the middle and spray both pieces with non-stick cooking spray. Place on the griddle. Crack the egg and plop into the hole. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper. Flip after about two minutes. You know the second side is finished when you gently press on the yolk and it seems solid.
Experiment with different shapes in the middle. Maybe your family will start with a Camel's Eye and then end up with a butterfly like us!
This is a favorite from my childhood. My mother called it “Toad in the Hole.” But when I married my Hunky Husband, he called them “A Camel’s Eye.” Big P and Middle E have claimed “A Camel’s Eye.” This is a great and super-fast breakfast option. Serve with fruit and you’re set. Let little hands practice cracking eggs for this recipe. It is quite entertaining.
How does your family enjoy eggs? Leave it in a comment below or on the Don’t Panic Mom Facebook page.