Great on their ownA staple in dishes all over the world, and a perfect partner for leftover ingredients that could otherwise go to waste. How do you like yours? 

Here are five egg-citing recipes that you can whip up for a lazy breakfast or a wonderful eggy brunch. 

1) Frittata a piacere (as you like)

Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as vegetables, meats or cheeses. This recipe gives you the flex to use up any delicious ingredients you have knocking about.

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2) Fridge forage omelette  

Are you ready for this omelette challenge? Forage salad vegetables and herbs from your fridge and turn the flavour dial up to ten.

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3) Ful medames and fried eggs (tomato and fava bean stew) 

This fragrant breakfast is a staple food in Egypt, especially in the northern cities of Cairo and Gizah.

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4) Huevos rancheros 

If you’ve never tried Huevos rancheros then you are in for an eggs-tremely pleasant surprise. If you have, crack on. You know a treat is in store with this dish of fried or poached eggs served on a tortilla with a spicy tomato sauce.

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5) Sweetcorn fritters 

Fluffy and wholesome – delicious. You could add some ribbons of courgette or carrot for a dash of colour, or experiment with other leftover vegetables and herbs.

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Hardcore want more? Delicious sourdough bread would be the perfect accompaniment to these dishes, and if that's not enough try some sauerkraut too.

Food savvy tip. Eggs have a best before date, after which they are likely still fine to eat. You’ll know if your egg is not safe to eat if it releases an unpleasant odour when cracked. 

Want to know if your egg is still fresh? Float it in a bowl of water. The least fresh will float to the top whilst newer eggs will sink.