Lovely Egg Recipes for Easter Brunch & Dinner

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eggs benedictDyed eggs are, of course, the star of any Easter celebration, but consider serving regular eggs as a component of your Easter brunch or dinner. They're a healthy protein that most guests -- even vegetarians -- are happy to enjoy. Plus, nothing says "spring" quite like a fresh farm egg.

Check out these five lovely egg dishes that pair well with Easter ham, lamb, or whatever you happen to be celebrating with on the big day.

Brunch:

Classic Eggs Benedict is typically two English muffin halves topped with poached eggs, slices of ham or Canadian bacon, and Hollandaise sauce. But there are plenty of ways to dress yours up for an Easter brunch. Substitute smoked salmon for ham, serve with fresh asparagus, or go totally crazy and make this amazing Poached Egg and Crispy Pork Belly on Potato Pancake With Bacon-Maple Vinaigrette.

Similar to an omelet or quiche, a frittata baked in the oven is an elegant way to enjoy eggs during brunch. Go simple with fresh herbs and cheese, or the whole nine yards with apples, bacon, and cheddar cheese.

 

Dinner:

Poached Egg Over Asparagus is perhaps the most perfect of all Easter sides. If you make it correctly, the beautiful egg yolk oozes over the fresh steamed asparagus and is richly satisfying. Don't like asparagus? You can add a poached egg to any salad or pasta dish to make an ordinary dish more special.

Now, quiche in a flaky pastry crust is typically eaten at brunch, but it shouldn't be overlooked as savory side dish at Easter dinner. A couple of recipes that would pair well with ham: Caramelized Onion Quiche or Gruyere and Spinach Quiche.

Finally, Deviled Eggs make for a fun accoutrement to the meal. The trick is to fancy them up with gourmet ingredients. Don't Bacon Deviled Eggs With White Truffle Oil sound absolutely amazing?

How are you serving eggs on Easter?


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