Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Incredible Edible.....EGG!


Corny yes I know but when it come to good nutrition, affordable foods, and easy recipes, the egg is the champ!


Egg-xcellent (get it!?) Nutrition Facts:
1.One large egg has only 72 calories and provides 13 essential. Eggs are an excellent source of choline and a good source of the highest quality protein and riboflavin. This protein allows for us to build and preserve muscle strength and allows us to feel full longer and stay energized.
2. All of the egg's vitamins A, D and E are in the yolk and egg yolks are one of the few foods naturally containing vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin).


Anyway, with fall here, apples are also quite abundant and affordable. Here's a new recipe I have to try. I was told it was delicious and I have all the ingredients to make but thought I'd share it first. Let me know if anyone tries it soon!

FRESH APPLE OMELET!
Serves 4
INGREDIENTS:
2 egg whites
4 TBSP sugar in the raw or white sugar (your preference)
4-5 tablespoons all-purpose flour (I will try with oat or wheat flour)
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
2 pinches salt
3 tablespoons milk 2 egg yolks, beaten
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Brummel and brown yogurt butter
2-3 large apple - peeled, cored
and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon white sugar


DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, whip egg whites with an electric mixer until foamy. Sprinkle in 3 tablespoons of sugar while continuing to whip until stiff peaks form. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the milk, egg yolks, and lemon juice until well blended, then fold in the egg whites using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
3. Melt the butter in a large cast-iron (or other oven proof) skillet over medium heat. Spread the batter evenly in the pan. Layer the thinly sliced apple over the batter, and sprinkle with cinnamon and remaining sugar.
4. Place the skillet in the oven, and bake for 10 minutes, or until the apples are golden brown and glazed looking. Cut into wedges to serve.


Serve it up with a spinach and goat cheese salad for a great breakfast, brunch, or light dinner!

LCotter

2 comments:

MarkyV said...

I'll see you on friday night... may i request this for the meal? :) :D ;)

James and Lindsay Cotter said...

We're heading to Dallas this weekend. Maybe in Kona, if you win the fastest swim time again, haha! Just Kidding!