Think Outside the Carton with Eggs
Most people have heard of fried egg or egg salad sandwiches and likely have enjoyed one or two of them – but have you ever considered a scrambled egg sandwich?
You might ask why you would make scrambled eggs into a sandwich, and rightly so. Scrambled eggs are perfect on their own or paired with other breakfast favourites like sausage, pancakes and home fries.
What reasons could there possibly be for doing such a thing? Well, consider these three reasons:
1. Using up leftovers
When feeding a crowd, sometimes there is a tendency to err on the side of caution and make a bit too much. Rather than waste food, get creative and make up some new meals with your leftover ingredients.
2. Scrambled eggs are a fast meal for busy people
Let’s face it, sometimes you just want a quick and easy meal. Cracking two eggs in a bowl, whisking them up and then cooking them up to form those deliciously fluffy eggy pillows is just satisfying! Then pop them on two slices of bread (plain or toasted – it’s up to you) and now you have a meal you can take on the go!
3. Variety is the spice of life
Consider scrambled eggs as a “base” for something new. Adding ingredients into your scrambled eggs, like cheese, chopped veggies or sauces and topping them onto bread, buns, wraps or pitas, brings variety to your table. Who doesn’t like that?!
Scrambled Egg Leftovers
Can you save scrambled egg leftovers?
Yes, you can save scrambled eggs leftovers, but it's important to store them properly to prevent them from spoiling. The key to storing scrambled eggs is to cool them down quickly and store them in the refrigerator as soon as possible.
Are scrambled eggs good the next day if refrigerated?
Yes, scrambled eggs can still be a tasty and convenient meal option when refrigerated and eaten the next day. Just make sure to store your scrambled eggs in an airtight container or a sealable plastic bag below 4°C in the refrigerator so that they don’t go bad.
How long are leftover scrambled eggs good for?
Leftover scrambled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. However, the longer the eggs are stored, the more their texture and flavour will degrade. It's always best to consume leftovers as soon as possible to ensure maximum freshness and safety.
Why should you not reheat eggs?
Eggs can be easily reheated in a pan, microwave or oven. The main concern with reheating eggs is overcooking them, which causes the eggs to become rubbery and dry. To avoid this, reheat your eggs gradually. This will reduce the likelihood of you overheating the eggs.
Scrambled Egg Sandwich
How many eggs do I need per sandwich?
Here’s one of the best parts of this basic meal option. Depending on your hunger level and the size of the bread you are putting it on – you can use one, two or three eggs! Imagine dainty egg sandwiches (using 1 egg) served with tea or a large whole wheat wrap stuffed with scrambled eggs and cheese – the possibilities are endless.
How to make a scrambled egg sandwich?
Again, there are many options here. You could just scramble your eggs, pop them onto bread and call it a sandwich, but you don’t have to stop there. Leftover scrambled eggs can go from breakfast to lunch (or dinner) by mixing with a bit of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, diced celery and herbs to make into a more traditional style egg salad sandwich.
Is a scrambled egg sandwich good for you?
Of course! One egg offers 6 grams of protein, 13 essential nutrients, (like Vitamin A, B12, D, iron, choline to name a few) and only 70 calories! When you add other ingredients to your sandwich, like lettuce, tomato, spinach or avocado, you are giving another boost of nutrition to your meal. Be sure to use whole grain bread options to increase the fibre and nutrients.
How many calories are in a scrambled egg sandwich?
That really depends on the type of bread used and what ingredients are added to the sandwich. Two eggs, scrambled in one tablespoon of butter, has 250 calories and 12 grams of hunger-fighting protein!
So go ahead, follow your sense of adventure and liven up your scrambled eggs!
What goes well in scrambled eggs?
Depending on your appetite or preferences, there are so many ingredients that can be added to scrambled eggs. Veggies, cheese, herbs and sauces are all great options. You can even try some of these recipes that use scrambled eggs:
Scrambled Egg Recipe Ideas
Easy Scrambled Egg Tacos
Tacos have never been easier! Scrambled eggs make for a wonderful protein and are easy for kids to make.
Night Before Scrambled Eggs
Our egg farmers enjoy this recipe on Christmas morning after chores and gift-opening. It’s a perfect choice because it can be prepared the night before.
Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas
Crispy on the outside and stuffed with vegetables, bacon and scrambled eggs on the inside. Ideal for an on-the-go breakfast!
Looking for a breakfast recipe the whole family will love? A savoury mix of scrambled eggs, black beans, corn, peppers and tomatoes come together, wrapped up tight in a whole wheat tortilla - perfect for busy mornings and families on the go. Serve alongside fresh fruit or a glass of orange juice for breakfast, or with a side salad for a quick dinner.
English Muffin Breakfast Pizza
Go ahead – tell the kids they can have pizza for breakfast with these delicious English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas. They will have as much fun helping to make them as they will eating them!