How do I use up 6 broken eggs quickly?
February 17, 2008 10:36 AM   Subscribe

What can I make today with six unexpectedly broken eggs? The answers "two quiches" or "a huge omelet" aren't great choices for me as I had a frittata for breakfast and am feeling a little egged out. One or more savory dishes would be good, and it would be great if they froze well, although that isn't required.

I wiped out on some ice on my way back from grocery shopping today. Results: wet jeans, a couple of interesting new bruises, and six shattered eggs. They're pretty badly broken up, so I don't expect to be able to separate yolks and whites, although I also have a few more whole eggs and some boxed egg white on hand.
posted by maudlin to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: A big honkin batch of cookies?

Separate into smaller bits, and freeze for the next time you need eggs?

Egg nog?

Egg drop soup?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:40 AM on February 17, 2008

(Also I hope you're ok!)
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:40 AM on February 17, 2008

You know how to make French toast, right? Well, mix the egg and milk together then CYOA here:

1. dip the bread in it, and fry it like you normally would.
2. Throw spices in the egg mixture and fry it like you normally would
3. Instead of maple syrup or powdered sugar, use garlic salt and butter.
4. Or red sauce and cheese.
5. Or plain yogurt, onions, and kebab meat.
6. Or plain yogurt and honey.
6. Or fry up two pieces and add some smoked gouda between for grilled cheese.
posted by pieoverdone at 11:00 AM on February 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I'm fine, thanks! It was a classic slow-motion pratfall and the only real casualties were the eggs.

I'm taking notes here, and adding one more optional ingredient: broccoli, as the entire head has been saturated with egg, so I should cook it now. Which means my ideal answer is creeping closer to "one broccoli quiche and one something else", but I'm still looking for ideas.
posted by maudlin at 11:00 AM on February 17, 2008

Best answer: Fried rice!
posted by SassHat at 11:01 AM on February 17, 2008

Tortilla espanol! savory and fridge safe for a few days.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 11:09 AM on February 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

Make broccoli cornbread and solve both problems. New problem: cornbread poisoning because it's so delish.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 11:13 AM on February 17, 2008

Pasta carbonara? What about making a huge batch of cookie dough and freezing that to make your own slice-and-bake cookies?
posted by Gianna at 11:16 AM on February 17, 2008

One of my favorites is an Indian recipe I grew up on involving spinach and eggs. I believe the recipe should be something along the lines of:
- Heat some oil in a pan
- Throw in a chopped onion, cumin, garam masala, chili powder, a dash of turmeric
- Cook until the onions are brownish/transparent
- Throw in chopped spinach, cook them until they're somewhat soft (about 3-5 min). You may need to add a little bit of water to keep the spinach moist.
- Add eggs, and just cook the two together, stir constantly.
Essentially, you want something that looks like scrambled eggs mixed with spinach.
Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
posted by spiderskull at 11:38 AM on February 17, 2008 [3 favorites]

Best answer: Chop the saturated head of broccoli, toss it with cooked rice until the grains are coated in egg, and fry it up with garlic, ginger, scallions, maybe some soy sauce and sesame oil — hey, fried rice!
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:43 AM on February 17, 2008

Make two quiches and put them in the freezer.
posted by iviken at 12:08 PM on February 17, 2008

Pasta carbonara with broccoli, mmmmm.
posted by wuzandfuzz at 12:54 PM on February 17, 2008

posted by thinkingwoman at 1:47 PM on February 17, 2008

many bread pudding / breakfast strata type recipes have you soak your bread mixture with an egg and milk mixture overnight - put it together now and then bake it tomorrow morning.
posted by zepheria at 1:58 PM on February 17, 2008

Bake a couple of cakes. There are heaps of results for:

cake recipe "3 eggs"

on Google, and for that matter "6 eggs".
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 2:40 PM on February 17, 2008

Cornbread could use up some. Waffles might freeze well.

Make the filling for pumpkin pie by itself without a crust and call it a pumpkin custard, even healthier. (That may imply an icy run *back* to the store to get a can of pumpkin, though.)
posted by gimonca at 2:42 PM on February 17, 2008

I love avgolemono (Greek lemon chicken rice soup). The egg gives it a slightly thick, savory, and rich flavor.
posted by artifarce at 4:08 PM on February 17, 2008

crepes freeze pretty well, and a small batch uses 2 eggs.
posted by that girl at 4:51 PM on February 17, 2008

lots of pancakes, or homemade egg bread, like challah. Mmmm!
posted by Melismata at 5:02 PM on February 17, 2008

Response by poster: Whew! Thanks for all the suggestions. I loved all the sweet options, and will have to return to them (bread pudding!!), but I've had plenty of dessert this week. I've also had a lot of spinach and pasta lately, so those ideas are filed for the future, too. And that Greek soup looks awesome, but I am low on lemons.

So here's the results of Cracked Eggs/Drenched Broccoli Caucus 2008:

* 3 eggs were assigned to a quiche, which is now cooling before going directly to the freezer because pastry is my kryptonite
* 2 eggs went to tonight's fried rice (tender-crisp broccoli, onions and peppers), which will be great as a cold lunch/breakfast tomorrow, too
* And 1 egg was sent to what my family calls chicken milk (lait de poule). Sure, it's made with a raw egg, and we're not supposed to do that sort of thing, but my goodness, is it ever tast'${`%&NO CARRIER
posted by maudlin at 5:31 PM on February 17, 2008

Best answer: Custard or clafouti.

A clafouti is an easy to make custard pastry. I found the recipe in Julia Child's two volume French Cooking book.

It's somewhere on the continuum between pancake and tart. In terms of difficulty, this is an *easy* dish to make. And it's really good. Dig up a recipe and give it a shot - it's basically baked pankcake batter with fruit on top. The center comes out as a custard, and the edges are browned and more bread/pastry-like.
posted by zippy at 6:57 PM on February 17, 2008

Response by poster: Julia Child's Clafouti Recipe

Did I say pastry was my kryptonite? I meant custard. And custard with cherries ... Oh.God.

You know, the 6 eggs that didn't apparently break may have hairline cracks. Really, I should do the safe thing and use them up ...
posted by maudlin at 7:08 PM on February 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I do a spinach and feta casserole that would work just fine with a bit of broccoli too (includes lots of nutmeg!!).
Now that I've taken care of the AskMe guidelines, when do I get some quiche :)
posted by Chuckles at 12:10 AM on February 18, 2008

Maudlin, that's the recipe. Julia Child's book has variations with different kinds of fruit. Anything will work - with wet fruit like cherries, you use a bit less liquid. And of course you use more or less sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit. Apple and pear both work well, as do blueberries.
posted by zippy at 12:05 AM on February 19, 2008

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