Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What's for Lunch? 7 Minute Egg w/ Sriracha & Creme Fraiche, yeah, that's what


Snarky Snacks says: this looks like a fancy pants lunch, but it is anything but.

I love the incredible, edible egg.

I eat one egg every single day.

I have normal cholesterol levels and would rather die eating eggs than die of leg cramps and side effects from Lipitor (don't get me started on that one).

Eggs are considered the "gold standard" for protein quality because their amino acids are the most digestible to humans.

There is so much new research about the health benefits of eggs. Eat the yolks too!

Egg yolks are one of the richest dietary sources of the B-complex vitamin choline, which is associated with better neurological function and reduced inflammation.

There is also evidence that dietary choline helps with fetal brain development when pregnant women eat it. Another side benefit of a diet rich in choline is happiness (works with serotonin).
I wake up happy everyday (I never thought eggs had anything to do with that).

You may like your hard boiled eggs cooked 10 minutes, or if you are my mom, then 15 minutes (along with her 2 hour baked chicken, well done), but I like my 7 minute egg.

It's a free country.

This month's Bon Appetit says that a 7 minute egg is "ready for ramen!".

Sriracha sauce, Sambal Oelik chili sauce, hot sauce, rooster sauce, whatever you like to call it, it's addictive.
A dab'll do ya, so use it sparingly or a trip to the ER is in your future.

It's on every college campus lunch table now, no more ketchup.
It seems people stock up on this stuff for fear of running out.


This is a great breakfast, snack or even quick appetizer.

Boil your eggs (I like mine jammy and warm) for 7 minutes.


Run under warm water immediately to peel off shells.

Dab a spot of creme fraiche, along with a dab of hot sauce.
Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.

Plop in mouth whole.


Lunch is served.

Hot and yummy!

13 comments:

~m said...

Oh, yum! I've been eating more eggs lately, and this looks like it'll join my rotation!

Tracy S said...

I am laughing at your comment about your mom, mine does the same thing. Two hours for chicken, no joke.

Natalia B said...

I'm a big egg eater as well. I love how all your snacks (such as this one) are not only good for you, but look pretty too!

A few months ago I had read somewhere that they were going to stop making Sriracha. I think that was a great marketing ploy, because these days you see Sriracha everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Dil,

The reason you wake up happy every day is...

THE PERSON YOU ARE WAKING UP WITH!!!!

(NEVER END A SENTENCE WITH A PREPOSITION, i KNOW)
LOVE
MIL

Jan Beaty said...

Stacey, loved this post....laughed, and learned a few things, too!

Anonymous said...

My daughter can not live without Sriracha...........I think they put something in it to make people addicted!
It's on her college campus dining room tables, like you said!

I'm afraid to try it for fear of getting addicted!

What's Cookin Stacey?? said...

We call it Cock Sauce around here. ;)

Anonymous said...

Stacey,

Do you put the eggs in the water then bring to a boil and boil them 7 minutes more or do you mean put them in boiling water and boil for 7 minutes? I guess there is a last choice too, put them in cold water and leave them in 7 minutes including the time to bring the water to a boil.

Sorry for the easy question.

Larry

Stacey Snacks said...

Larry
You're not the only one who asked me that question today.
Gently place the egg in the boiling water with a slotted spoon and simmer for seven minutes.

Eileen said...

I eat two eggs each day.

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

I love all your recipes where you toss an egg on top. These look so good....I'm with you on the egg deal...

marisa porrazzo said...

I love my eggs too. I have a hard boiled egg for breakfast every morning with a shmear of Vegenaise. Yummy"

Oui Chef said...

Plop in mouth whole, indeed! A one bite egg, so much better for you than a one bite brownie.