We’re celebrating the often-overlooked egg – one of the most versatile and affordable ingredients out there that can be used in all manner of delicious dishes. Here’s 9 eggcellent (dreadful pun) recipes to get you started

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1. Cheese soufflé

An impressive dinner party starter that’s surprisingly simple to make. See recipe for Cheese soufflé.


2. Giant meringues

This recipe for delicate meringues includes cocoa and raspberry jam in the mix for something a bit different, and they make a great shareable dessert. See recipe for Giant meringues


3. Egg mayonnaise sandwich

A classic, quick lunchtime favourite, this can’t-go-wrong egg mayonnaise sandwich is perfect for a light lunch. See recipe for Egg mayonnaise sandwich.


4. Quick ham & egg salad

A deliciously simple, no-fuss salad with honey roast ham, where crunchy gem lettuce leaves pair perfectly with the soft egg. See recipe for Quick ham & egg salad.


5. Leek & bacon frittata

A tasty frittata that’s ideal for lunch or a light dinner. See recipe for Leek & bacon frittata.


6. Scotch eggs

They’re a Great British classic and the homemade scotch egg is something rather special indeed. Why wait for summer to give these a go? See recipe for Scotch eggs.


7. Rice, mushroom and egg pastry roll

A tasty dish inspired by traditional Russian ‘kulebiaka’, this recipe of eggs wrapped in pastry includes mushrooms, spinach and garlic. That’s lunch all wrapped up! See recipe for Rice, mushroom and egg pastry roll.


8. Egg foo yung (Chinese omelette)

A speedy omelette filled with a moreish combo of chicken, crunchy veg and tasty bacon. See recipe for Egg foo young.


9. Bubble & squeak with poached eggs

A comforting winter warmer and a great way to use up leftover veg too. See recipe for Bubble & squeak with poached eggs.


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