Save Money: Eat Eggs for Dinner

Kim Conte

Here's a healthy, budget-friendly dinner idea: eggs! Just one egg packs six grams of protein and up to 13 essential nutrients. You can whip up scrambled eggs and pancakes for a fun breakfast-for-dinner treat for the kids; fancy it up with an egg frittata; or go European with these quick, rustic bistro egg sandwiches.

Bistro Egg Sandwiches adapted from Food Network Magazine

6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature

1-2 teaspoons mustard

1 baguette, halved and cut into 4 pieces

4 large eggs

salt and pepper

1/4 pound ham

2 oz cheese (gruyere or cheddar are good but any type will work)

1 cup greens

Preheat broiler to high. Mix 4 tablespoons butter with mustard in small bowl until smooth. Spread butter mixture on cut sides of bread. Place buttered-side up on a baking sheet and broil until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.

Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Crack in the eggs. Season with salt and pepper and let cook until the yolks just begin to firm up and then edges are slightly crisp (about 3 minutes). Assemble sandwiches: Top 1 bread half with slice of ham, one egg, cheese, greens, and second bread half.

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