Eggs are fascinating. For a start, they’ve teamed up with chickens to provide hours of amusement over the ‘which came first’ debate. They’re also a staple part of every kid’s schooling – from Cress Heads to egg blown decorations. And did I mention egg nutrition? There’s 70 calories, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium, iodine, vitamin A, protein and all sorts of other goodies wrapped up in a neat little calcium shell.
Here’s 6 eggtremely eggciting* and unusual things you can do with eggs. Enjoy!
Power Up Your Burgers
Okay so you could just fry an egg and sit it on your burger but where’s the fun in that? Make a hole in your burger, pour in an egg and fry it until done. Hey presto – egg burger!
Egg & Bacon Breakfast Pots
This is perfect for people who have busy mornings as you don’t have to keep watch over a frying pan. Plus, it combines them into nice little parcels so you can even munch on the go.
Deter slimy creatures
Scatter crushed eggshell around plants and flowers to deter slugs, snails and slimy crawly things. And did you know deer hate the smell of egg? Crushed eggshells around the base of their favourite plants will leave them nibble-free.
Condition your hair
Did you know the proteins found in eggs are similar to that in hair, which makes them perfect conditioner. Beat together a couple of yolks with some olive oil and massage it into your hair and scalp. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Make your plants happier
If you’ve boiled eggs, don’t throw away the water! Eggshells contain a lot of calcium and your plants, especially your tomatoes, peppers, aubergine, will adore you if you shower them with eggy water.
Clean your shoes, especially leather ones
Work shoes a little dirty and dull? Rub egg whites onto leather (why stop at shoes, try it on your bags and wallets too…) and wipe off firmly with a damp cloth to shift grime and bring back the shine.
*Oh God, I hate ‘egg’ puns. Yet I couldn’t resist.
**All recipes were tried and tested with British Lion Eggs, the UK’s leading food safety mark. I don’t want people getting salmonella…!