Eggs: High Quality Protein, Low-Cost Nutrition

Family Cooking with Eggs

When it comes to good nutrition, eggs are hard to surpass. Eggs provide the most bioavailable protein and nutrients per ounce of any food on the market. Conventional table eggs are a low-cost way to give your family more protein, as well as vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Lutein and Choline. Specialty eggs available today contain enhanced nutritional benefits including Omega 3.  Whether you purchase table eggs or specialty eggs, it’s hard to go wrong with this nutritional powerhouse!

You can use eggs in all sorts of ways—this versatile food does more than scramble. Visit our Egg Recipes page for lots of great egg recipe ideas.

Have you ever wondered how to tell if an egg is still good, why your hard-boiled eggs didn’t turn out, or what that white ropey part in the egg white is? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to those questions and more.

Are you looking for a high-quality, low-cost, safe, and shelf-stable protein powder for use in low-calorie, muscle-building protein shakes and recipes? Try our Sport Protein dried egg white powder—it’s a higher-quality, lower-cost alternative to whey and soy protein powders.

Rose AcreTM Recipe of the Month

Huevos Rancheros

        
          
Ingredients:
  • 4 large EGGS
  • 1 tsp.canola oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp.each ground cumin and dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp.salt
  • 1 Tbsp. no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. roasted, diced green jalapeno pepper
  • 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 small corn tortillas, approximately 6'' wide
  • 1/4 cup crumbled fat-free feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 lime wedges
  • black pepper to taste
Instructions:
  • HEAT oil in large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. COOK onion and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, or until softened. STIR in cumin, oregano, salt, tomato paste and jalapeno chilis for 1 minute or until combined. ADD tomatoes with juice; REDUCE heat to medium-low and SIMMER for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. REMOVE skillet from heat and cover to keep warm.
  • BAKE tortillas in single layer on large baking sheet in preheated 400ºF oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until crispy.
  • For Sunny-Side Up, Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs: HEAT oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high. BREAK eggs and SLIP into skillet one at a time. Immediately REDUCE heat to low.
  • COOK eggs for about 5 minutes or until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. SERVE as is or FLIP eggs over carefully and COOK to desired doneness. SPRINKLE eggs lightly with salt and pepper.
  • SPOON warm sauce evenly over tortillas on four plates. TOP each tortilla with fried egg and sprinkle with feta and cilantro. SERVE immediately with lime wedges.
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