Food Bank Recipes: Eggs

Cooking interesting meals with limited ingredients can be challenging. Though one can survive on pasta five nights a week, it’s nice to mix it up and bring a little variety when possible. With our Tasty Tuesdays, we will provide easy meals using ingredients you can typically find in a food hamper. Today, we present two delicious and fast egg-based meals.

Eggs in a Nest
Makes a great breakfast or snack.

  • eggs
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 Slices bread
  • 2 Tbsp salsa (optional)
  1. Take a small cup and create a hole in the centre of each slice of bread
  2. Add oil to large frying pan. Turn heat to med- low
  3. Place both slices of bread in pan
  4. Crack one egg into the center of each slice of whole wheat bread. Fry until lightly brown
  5. Flip each slice of bread. Fry until lightly brown
  6. Optional: Add salsa on top (or experiment with your own toppings)
Makes 2 servings

Photo credit: Jamaila Brinkley

  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves sliced garlic
  • 1½ cups canned baked beans
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbl canola oil or other oil
  • Black pepper to taste

1) Heat a medium skillet that has a lid over medium-high heat.  Add the oil and let it get hot.  Add diced onion and black pepper into the oil.  Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring regularly; or until the onions are soft and starting to brown slightly at the edges.

2) Add the sliced garlic.  Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring regularly.

3) Stir the baked beans into the vegetables.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low-medium.

4) Crack eggs onto the beans.  Cover with the lid and let the eggs steam for 5 minutes.

5) Divide onto two plates and serve immediately.  Goes great with toast!

Makes 2 servings

recipes sourced from The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Photo Credit: Jamaila Brinkley under licence

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