Vegetarian Egg Recipes
Eggs are versatile, and a variety of cooking methods yield themselves to dishes that work for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Eggs are economical and might just be the world’s most versatile food. They also fit conveniently into a healthy vegetarian diet. For 72 calories and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, one egg offers 6.3 grams of protein and a bevy of beneficial nutrients, such as vitamin A, which promotes good vision and skin health; zinc, which aids in metabolism and immunity; lutein, which supports eye health; and vitamin B12, which supports red blood cell production and maintenance of the nervous system. B12 is found primarily in meats, eggs, and dairy products, so it’s important that vegetarians are vigilant about incorporating eggs and dairy into their diet.
Managing to fit eggs into your diet won’t be a chore with recipes like our Wild Mushroom Omelet. Use a mix of seasonal ingredients, sautéed vegetables, or your favorite mushrooms to fill this classic French-style omelet.
Eggs can be poached ahead of time and stored in cold water in the refrigerator, but if so, be sure to undercook them slightly. Warm them in hot water before serving.
Blindfolded eggs are a short-order cook’s version of poached eggs. The Garlic-Cheddar Grits in this recipe make a divine bed for the perfectly cooked eggs.
Keep an eye on the eggs as they cook, bearing in mind that cook times vary depending on the thickness of the ramekins and your personal preference for the texture of the eggs.
Make the leek mixture, and cook the potatoes a day ahead. Or use store-bought diced cooked potatoes (such as Simply Potatoes), whisk the eggs, combine everything, and bake the frittata in the morning.
Stratas are easy make-ahead dishes. The night before, assemble and layer the casserole without the egg mixture; cover and refrigerate. Combine the egg mixture, and refrigerate in a separate container. In the morning, pour the egg mixture over the bread mixture; allow the strata to stand for 30 minutes before baking.
A potato ricer gives this torta the most desirable texture. Ricers are inexpensive (as little as $10) and produce the creamiest mashed potatoes; if you don’t have one, you can always use a handheld potato masher.
Shake the pan gently while the egg and potato mixture cooks to help prevent the omelet from sticking. Cast iron helps make the crust golden and crisp.