Cooking On A Budget - Eggs

Eggs are wonderfully nutritious. Not only are they packed full of protein, vitamins and minerals but they only contain 70 calories each and are super cheap to buy, making them an excellent choice for cooking on a budget. British Lion eggs have the the little red lion symbol printed on the side of your shop bought eggs. All Lion eggs are guaranteed to be British and the hens are vaccinated against Salmonella Enteritidid and Salmonella Typhimurium, giving you peace of mind that your eggs are safe.

There are loads of meals you can create using eggs, from the basic omelette and scrambled egg recipes to something a little more adventurous like lemon meringue roulade or egg custard. Every now and then we do enjoy a fried egg and chips, in fact it is one of my favourite budget meals. Another favourite egg based meal of mine is quiche. I love it served with chopped salad, warm freshly baked bread and a dollop of mango chutney. Absolutely delicious, cheap and satisfying.

Quiche Lorraine Recipe - Serves 4

  • 250g Ready made shortcrust pastry
  • 5 x Eggs
  • 250g Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 200g Chopped Ham
  • 100ml Milk
  • 200ml Double Cream
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Two Tomartoes


1. Preheat the oven to 190c / 375f / Gas 5 
2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and line a greased flan/ pie dish.
3. Fill the centre with baking beans. Place on a baking tray and bake blind for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven, empty the beans and return back to the oven for another five minutes.
4. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 160c / 325f / Gas 3
5. Combine the eggs with the milk and cream in a bowl and season. Add the grated cheese and ham. Stir in well and add to the pastry base.
6. Bake for 30-40 minutes until set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool and set further.
7. Add sliced tomatoes to the top to garnish. Enjoy!

What is your favourite egg recipe?

Cooking On A Budget - Eggs Cooking On A Budget - Eggs Reviewed by Emma@christmascupboard on Friday, December 19, 2014 Rating: 5

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