I feel I am the worst at food photography in the site (I am mildly content with my nature macro shots as a very tiny, not serious hobby photographer but my food? I feel so inferior and I am not even interested at getting better, it’s just food, I wanna eat it, not making it pretty… I am often hungry anyway when I fill my plate, it doesn’t help) and I eat my usual things so no photo from me but I wanted to express my thankfulness about eggs in purgatory. I have heard about that wonderful and super easy dish in this topic some months ago and it’s still a huge hit in my household (still? it probably will be popular decades later too, we love the ingredients and the wonderful result). Oh if I was aware about its existence when I tried to cook the same food for two people with very different woe… We both are sure we won’t get bored of this dish if it only happens a few times a week. There is even some variety in it… And I can put meat into it too…
It makes my life so, so easier and better sometimes
It depends on the fat and the protein in my case. Cream and all rendered fat - not satisfying, just add calories. And chicken meat is fine in small quantities but I never could get satiated with it alone.
Eggs are good but I need calories for satiation so 10 eggs just isn’t enough for a typical first meal (usually my biggest one) even if I wasn’t hungry when I started to eat. And I usually get bored with that amount unless I was very prepared and used tricks. But eggs don’t have everything anyway so I combine them with meat.
Not to me. It’s an extremely flavorful, sweet vegetable It’s a useful “spice” for me, a little goes a long way (now, at least. it’s one of my favs and I ate it in bigger amounts sometimes… one big onion per egg in my scrambled eggs… or more like, eggy fried onion… I had to stop when I went low-carb, way before keto. no problem as I didn’t actually needed it in big amounts… I saw stew recipes with more onion than meat, well, I don’t think it’s needed or even preferable… I use way less than that.)
Garlic is even (way!) carbier. But one usually uses it in even smaller amounts.
Almost all vegetables are too carby if one eats them like I did, in big quantities… But adding flavors to some good protein? That can be done in few carbs.
I can’t even imagine being happy without quite a few eggs for nearly every meal of mine
But I have my limits. I like to keep my egg consumption below 10 on most days (and definitely per meal). And it takes a very tempting egg dish to accept more than 2-3 eggs in the same form… I almost never eat only eggs (with a little extra) for a meal, it only happens if a quite small meal is enough and that’s rare.
I am not into scrambled eggs/omelettes nowadays but I had such a phase… I ate scrambled eggs for every lunch (among other things. see my 2-3 eggs per dish limit) and was surprised when my SO told me it’s not something he wants to do multiple times a week… But he eats boring (and mostly carb) rice cake 10-20 times a week… Since many years, with some tiny break sometimes when he has too much other sweets (not chocolate as it goes well with the rice cakes)… Tastes differ but we both can’t get bored of our favs easily.