Egg Obsession Symbolism and Recipes are an ancient obsession, with stories and recipes that showcase their uniqueness throughout the ages; and do I have some egg recipes for you!
Our obsession with eggs is an old one. Is it because they symbolize new life, or is it simply because they are healthy, delicious, and beautiful?
The list of recipes that use eggs, feature eggs, or simply showcase eggs would be too numerous to collect.
But suffice it to say, we have an obsession with them and I can’t wait to share some of my favorite egg obsession recipes with you!
Cooking With Eggs
For me, the brilliance of the yellow yolk set against the purity of its white stirs a culinary drama., simply because the color contrast alone, commands attention.
The whimsy of a tiny quail egg or the wow factor of a huge ostrich egg have inspired a list of recipes too numerous to count.
How many recipes do you have that use eggs? French cooking would be at a loss without these lovely gems, and I, for one, would be as well.
When once asked, “If you could only take three items of food with you to a deserted island, what would they be”? Eggs were number ‘one’ on my list.
Symbolism Of Eggs
The history of eggs, and origin of their symbolism are about as vast as there are recipes that use them.
- Representation of resurrection, and the immortality of life.
- Fertility as is embraced by the breaking of the egg when a bride enters her new home.
- Hopes for a good harvest as the farmer smears eggs and flour on their plough.
How About A Little EGG HUMOR Video
With all the terminology for cooking eggs and the many ways they are cooked, I couldn’t help but add a little humor to the theme of my Egg Obsession!
In collaboration with hubby, I created this story and while he obliged me with his fun and whimsical art work on these little egg faces!
Egg Obsession In My Kitchen
Yes, the egg is an obsession for a multitude of reasons, but perhaps today, here and now and just for you, it simply has become the most sought-after item to eat from our kitchen, in as many ways as you can imagine, to prepare it!
In my video above, I set out to collect a variety of eggs. These turkey eggs becoming my most prized eggs for this year, simply because I’ve never had them until now.
I have displayed a variety of suggestions for delicious egg dishes, and below are the links to several of those recipes.
Hope you enjoy, and Happy Spring!
Cheesy Egg Souffle Recipes
What’s not to love about a fluffy cheesy egg soufflé sitting proud in front of me with a side of fresh spring asparagus.
Bits of bacon or prosciutto can be added to the soufflé batter before baking, for a complete meal. And yes… in my souffle recipe, I used turkey eggs! Big, fat, huge yolk, turkey eggs!
Cheesy Egg Souffle Recipe
A favorite luncheon of mine, to serve the beautiful women in my life, is an impressive Cloud Egg on top of a fresh green salad.
These clouds of egg whites, quick baked, with the yolks still fork drippy in the center, make eyes sparkle when you set a cloud egg in front of anyone!
Easy Cloud Eggs
Tea Egg Recipes
On the go kinda lunch? Nothing better than Salad In A Jar with Tea Eggs inside of the layers of fresh and colorful raw veggies and other salad choices.
Western Tea Eggs
Egg Salad Avocado
Whether it’s an Easter table or a lovely spring luncheon, it couldn’t be more colorful than with this gorgeous Egg Salad of Avocados or Beets.
Easily hard boiled eggs, not turned into boring deviled eggs, but rather stuffed with an avocado and tahini mix or beet puree and Greek yogurt mix.
Don’t even get me started on desserts!
- The Pavlova? All egg whites!
- Macarons? Egg whites.
- Creme Brûlée? Rich egg yolks!
Coffee Mocha Macarons
Perfectly Poached Egg Recipes
If a softer egg, gently poached to perfection, the way it’s done in a restaurant is what you love, then you will thank me for sharing how restaurants Perfectly Poach an egg, because my son is a professional chef!
Absolutely every lover of a poached egg is going to love a popular, actually ‘street food’, egg dish in Turkey.
These beautiful clouds of poached eggs, known as Cilbir, sit proud on a mound of garlicky yogurt and a drizzle of olive oil, with smoked peppers.
Of course, while we are talking about perfectly poached eggs, how we adore a beautifully prepared Shakshuka!
I like this dish best, the way I prepared it on The Great American Recipe, on PBS, with smoked peppers and tomatoes, crumbled feta, lots of fresh parsley and chopped olives!
A Unique Tip For Egg Recipes I’ll Bet You Didn’t Know
Sometimes eggs are in abundance and other times they seem scarce. When the price of eggs goes down and I see plenty in the store, I buy up extra and Freeze My Eggs, grocery eggs, that is!
That’s right, did you know you can freeze eggs? While you can’t freeze them whole for that perfect fried or poached egg, you can freeze them for all your other baking needs!
More Egg Obsession Recipes To Come
While I have given you plenty of egg recipes here to start with, I am creating new recipes all the time with eggs.
Be sure to check back with me to see what’s new in the egg department here!