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30 Minute Quarantine Breakfasts You'll Want To Eat For Lunch and Dinner Too!

With the weeks spent indoors, breakfast has become a luxury that we’re spending a fair bit of time on. We’re exploring some fun (but simple) recipes that are a far cry from the usual toast and eggs. Want to join us? Spice up your morning meals with these easy 30 minute recipes that you and your family will fall in love with!

Eggs en Cocotte

A fantastic twist to your usual eggs, shirred eggs are quick and you can change this recipe as per your wish to include veggies, bacon or anything that can go in a ramekin. Remember, it’s one ramekin per person, so increase (or decrease) quantities as needed.

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Image Courtesy: Pinterest

Ingredients:

1 cup chopped and washed mushrooms—you can throw in assorted veggies, parsley, bacon/ham or whatever you have in the fridge!

3 eggs (or one egg per person)

½ cup grated cheese

2 tablespoons milk—can substitute milk with almond/soy if needed

Salt and pepper

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Image Courtesy: Pinterest

How To Make It: 

  • Saute the mushrooms in a teaspoon of olive oil for 6-8 minutes or until half-cooked.
  • Add any other vegetables/meat as desired and adjust cooking time accordingly.
  • Add the grated cheese, stir for 1-2 minutes until it melts. Add the milk and stir for another minute.
  • Once the mushrooms are just about cooked, ladle them into the ramekins.
  • Add 3 inches of water to a flat bottom steel/cast iron pot if cooking on a stove (even a flat-bottomed cooker will do). If you’re using an oven add the water to a baking tray.
  • Crack an egg over each ramekin and let them settle, yolk unbroken and lower each ramekin into the boiling water cover and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Adjust depending on how cooked you want your eggs. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and enjoy!

 

Shakshuka

This popular Turkish breakfast is a huge hit—the ideal spicy pick-me-up for Sunday brunch! And unlike what it seems, it is quite easy to make at home. The best part? It makes for a great side for dinner too!

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Image Courtesy: Unsplash

Ingredients:

Olive Oil

½ cup finely chopped onions

½ cup finely chopped bell peppers

½ teaspoon cumin powder

4 cloves of garlic crushed and chopped

5 tomatoes— deseeded and pureed

3 eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

A handful of chopped coriander and parsley

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Image Courtesy: Pinterest

How To Make It: 

  • Add the onions and peppers to hot olive oil and stir on high heat for 3-4 minutes
  • Then add the garlic and stir until slightly brown.
  • Pour in the pureed tomatoes— for added flavour you can also add a spoon or 2 of concentrated tomato paste (canned tomatoes are also a great substitute for this step).
  • Let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Pat down the mixture in three places and crack open an egg into each, turn the heat off and cover for 5-8 minutes. Eat over a toasted slice of sourdough or as is— it tastes perfect with some rice and veggies too!

Hash Browns

 

A universal breakfast favourite, nothing beats the perfect hash-brown.

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Image Courtesy: Pinterest

Ingredients:

3 medium potatoes washed, peeled and shredded on a grater (this makes about 3 hash browns. Adjust as per your requirements, you can also substitute the potatoes with cauliflower)

½ cup finely chopped onions

¼ cup flour (maida works but you can switch to wheat or rice flour for healthier options)

1 egg

Salt and pepper to taste

5 tablespoons vegetable oil

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Image Courtesy: Pinterest

How To Make It: 

  • Wash the potatoes until all starch is removed.
  • Mix them with the onions, then the flour, followed by the egg.
  • Add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Pat them into shape— remember to not make them too big or bulky or they don’t cook well. Make them consistent, as thick and fluffy as a pancake.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and shallow fry, turning them over regularly so that they’re cooked on both sides—this will take about 7-10 minutes.
  • Pat away excess oil with a paper towel. Enjoy with an egg on the side!

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