Sunny side upgrade: Annie Bell’s cracking egg recipes

Annie Bell’s cracking egg recipes give our favourite staple a luxurious makeover.

Easter frittata

Make the most of the new season’s asparagus with this easy frittata. With parmesan, goat’s cheese, mint and lemon, it’s fresh and sprightly, and fab eaten hot or cold.

easter frittata
Louise Hagger

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Japanese crab scramble

This luxurious scramble borrows from a favourite Japanese egg dish, tenshindon. Serve it with rice (wholegrain for maximum goodness) and some fried shiitake and oyster mushrooms for even more umami.

Japanese crab scramble
Louise Hagger

French toastie

French toast meets classic cheese toastie, with a filling of two cheeses and spring onion.

French toastie
Louise Hagger

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Spicy eggs rancheros

Little chorizo sausages turn this into a spicy sausage and eggs. A perfect brunch, or supper with some sautéed potatoes.

spicy eggs rancheros
Louise Hagger

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Smoked cod and manchego revueltos

Omelette Arnold Bennett inspires this Spanish scramble. Smoked fish, melted cheese and silky leeks make for a gorgeous egg creation.

smoked cod and manchego revueltos
Louise Hagger

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Sprouting broccoli with poached eggs and almond picada

This almond picada is similar to a pesto and a lovely way of dressing up a lightly poached egg and crisp, golden grilled broccoli.

sprouting broccoli with poached eggs
Louise Hagger

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Crispy fried eggs with spinach and pine nuts

This lovely dish is the perfect choice to serve up for a veggie brunch or breakfast.

crispy fried eggs with spinach
Louise Hagger

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