This is a real quickie this week! The plan was to blog something more substantial… but I had four eggs that needed to be used before shopping arrived and I figured an Ifits was overdue anyway!
This one is perhaps the strangest combination I’ve flung together…. but it worked in the main! Feel free to swap any ingredients you like (as with all Ifits recipes) and as ever, I’ve suggested some tweaks of my own!
4 large eggs
1/2 a pepper, diced
3 pickled onions, finely sliced
A few thin slices of mature cheddar
1/4 tsp of Onion Salt
A good pinch of chilli flakes
This was just about enough for a light meal for one… but wouldn’t take a great deal of boosting to serve two!
1. Pop the oven on to preheat to about 175ºc (fan assisted).
2. Distribute the pepper and onions evenly across 2 individual gratin dishes, or something of a similar size.
3. Lightly scramble two of the eggs, and mix in the onion salt and chilli flakes.
4. Pour 1/2 of the mixture into each of the dishes, and give them a good jiggle to smooth out the contents.
5. layer the cheese on top, and then crack a whole egg on top of each.
6. Bung in the oven for around 25 mins, or until the egg is set.
7. Serve immediately, with some brown sauce on top, and a side salad on the… erm… side.
As ever, you shouldn’t pay too much heed to the costings when it’s an Ifits recipe, as the whole idea is to use up stuff you already have… but for what it’s worth, here they are:
First place goes to Tesco, with a decent £5.59, followed reasonably closely by Morissons at only £5.65.
ASDA are strangely quite far behind at a disappointing £6.15 only narrowly ahead of Sainsbury’s £6.80.
Although we’re used to Sainsbury’s struggling to keep up, I was quite shocked to see the price changes in some of ASDAs old reliables. Not only are they more expensive than expected on this recipe, I’ve noticed that some of their individual products have lost significant ground against Tesco.
Well. This worked OK-ish, but not as well as I would’ve liked! I fancied the idea of the whole egg baked on top, but…. meh…. It might be worth just scrambling all four eggs.
Similarly, the cheese layer didn’t really work, so you could probably just bung it on top!
I didn’t have any onions, hence the onion salt and pickled onions! I was nervous about those potentially being slimy, but they actually worked really well!
Ideally, I’d like a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce in the egg mixture, but I didn’t have any. Actual sad face.
Some diced bacon could be very nice in here (or maybe a few crispy rashers of pancetta on top!)