Eggs in Pepper Rings

Eggs in Pepper Rings

Eggs in Pepper Rings

“An egg or two a day provides the perfect combination of nutrients for our good health and well being. They are a powerhouse of protein and vitamins, designed to keep us energized through the day. We can also make eggs a part of our main meals with some interesting recipes. My favourite one uses eggs, red bell peppers and Verka Cheese. Verka Cheese takes this dish to another level, adding a superb flavour and an extra punch of protein. Children will love the visual appeal of this dish and will eat up the veggies and eggs with great enthusiasm!”

Eggs in Pepper Rings Ingredients:

  • 3-4 eggs
  • 1 Red Bell pepper
  • ¾ cup grated Verka Cheese
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green spring onion shoots
  • 2-3 tbsp Verka Butter for frying
  • ¼ cup chopped basil leaves (optional)
  • 4-5 tbsp diced tomatoes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Method:

  • -Heat up a frying pan and smear generously with Verka Butter.
  • -Slice the bell peppers into thick ‘rings’. Trim off the inside portions to make them neat.
  • -Place them in the pan to fry lightly (about 3-4 minutes)
  • -Crack an egg into each ‘ring’. With a spatula, encourage the whites to remain enclosed within the rings.
  • -Sprinkle each egg with tomatoes, grated Verka Cheese and salt. Cover the pan with a lid so the yolks cook and firm up in a dome like enclosure.(do not attempt flipping the egg over. The pepper ring will surely part it’s company!)
  • -Use a spatula to gently lift out each egg on to awaiting platters. Serve, topped with spring onions and freshly ground pepper.

 

Note: Season with salt, keeping in mind that there is already a fair amount of salt in the grated Verka Cheese. Any leftover cooked food can be added into this dish. Shredded chicken, cooked spinach, stirfried beans or cabbage will add extra flavour to the dish! Ordinary green capsicum can be used if coloured peppers aren’t available.