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Recipe: Egg and Onion Pie

Updated on February 4, 2014

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Eggs are one of the ''perfect'' foods that have gotten a bum rap over the years. They provide more protein than meat and have little effect on bad cholesterol values.

Eggs are the protein perfect food with no waste.

The are versatile and actually good for you despite all the bad and unfounded publicity over the past years. They pep up every meal and your budget as well. Pound for pound, they provide more protein than meat.

We won't get into the proverbial, which came first - the chicken or the egg debate, but it is well known that eggs have been in use for thousands of years.

Both China and India claim to have "discovered" the chicken and ultimately the eating of their eggs. Neither can prove, nor disprove, their claims.

Eggs are a wonderfully nutritious food. They have been used for ages in the diets of the very young, the healthy, the ailing oldsters, and in many therapeutic diets due to their excellent nutritional values.

Attached is a chart of the 'good' things that eggs provide. (Note the values are for one large egg).

Interestingly enough, whether the egg is small or large it contains the same nutrients.

The cholesterol controversy

The biggest controversial bad rap given to eggs is the cholesterol issue.

First, one has to understand that cholesterol is not necessarily a bad thing.

We humans need it to maintain cell walls, insulate nerve fibers and produce vitamin D, just to name a few of its uses.

Second, there are two types of cholesterol: 'blood cholesterol' and 'dietary cholesterol'. Both are important.

Dietary cholesterol is found in certain foods, such as meat, poultry, seafood, eggs and dairy products. The first type: blood cholesterol (also known as serum cholesterol) is produced in the liver and floats around in our bloodstream.

Blood cholesterol is divided into two groups: High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL).

  • LDL cholesterol is considered bad because it sticks to artery walls. What is bad about it, is the amount of LDL blood cholesterol in the body. Too much of it can cause heart problems.
  • But scientists are now discovering that consuming foods rich in dietary cholesterol (the second type) does not increase blood cholesterol.

Evidence showing that eating a lot of dietary cholesterol does not increase blood cholesterol was discovered during a statistical analysis conducted over 25 years by Dr. Howell and colleagues at the University of Arizona. The study showed that people who eat two eggs per day with a low-fat diet do not show signs of increased blood cholesterol levels.

One of the theories is that the ingesting of foods with cholesterol, does not raise the serum cholesterol levels, but rather it is the saturated fats that is the culprit that does raise it.

It is the ingesting of foods with saturated fats that actually raises the blood cholesterol levels. The fats in eggs are mostly polyunsaturated fat, which can actually lower blood cholesterol, if one replaces foods containing saturated fat, with eggs.

So, for your epicurean delight I will share the following tasty, quick and simple recipe from my personal recipes collection.

In my future hubs on the goodness of eggs i will also share with you, some tips on the care and safe handling of eggs, as well as more extremely delectable recipes.

Pie with green onion and eggs


Egg and Onion Pie

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, remove shells, slice and set aside
  • 1/2 cup canned small peas, drain and set aside
  • 3 small onions, peel, slice in 1/4 inch rings and set aside
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter (not margarine) in a frying pan
  2. Add sliced onions, salt and pepper to taste, 1/2 teaspoon of dill weed, and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt.
  3. Saute until the onions are limp, translucent and reach a golden brown.
  4. Then remove from the heat, cover and set aside

the Sauce


4 tablespoons of butter

1/4 cup of all purpose flour

1 + 1/4 cup of milk

1/4 cup of grated mild cheddar cheese


Melt the butter in a sauce pan. (do not boil).

Stir in the flour and mix with a whisk until smooth.

Add the milk and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened. (again, do not allow to boil)

Stir in the cheese until melted and mixed thoroughly.

How to Assemble all the ingredients

1. Evenly spread onion mixture on bottom of a lightly buttered casserole dish.

2. Spread sliced eggs over the onion mixture.

3. Spread the peas over the sliced eggs.

4. Pour the sauce over all evenly.

5. Bake in preheated oven at 350 F for approx 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown in color.

6. Serve hot.

Makes 6 generous servings.

Makes an excellent side dish, or the main course.

by: d.william 12/27/10

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      tony: thanks for reading and commenting.

      RN = Registered Nurse. I started out in this field as an institutional attendant (nursing assistant) in a state hospital for social rejects. (mentally retarded, physically handicapped, birth defects, alcoholics, sociopaths, schizophrenics, psychopaths, and prisoners who needed medical/surgical care but were not wanted in private hospitals).

      Progressed to nursing and quickly climbed the ladder to RN supervisor. This was at a time when male nurses were ridiculed by society. The job was easy, rewarding, and paid well, so i let them laugh as i bought a new car, a home, and the best of everything.

      Today, it is well accepted for men to do nursing and they have become highly desired as they can do more physical tasks than our female counterparts. ., they are more reliable as they are usually the bread winners of the family, and their employers don't have to worry about pregnancy leaves.

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      Tony Mead 4 years ago from Yorkshire


      I enjoyed the read. I use a lot of eggs in my cooking, adding them to bread as well as enjoying them for their own unique flavour. Poached egg on toast has to be winning snack.

      I like the look of your 'egg and onion pie, I think that I might a few fresh mint leaves, I think peas were invented to go along with mint.

      5 star vote and up.



      PS what is an RN that you retired from?

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      d.william 7 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks. I just made it yesterday for guests. They all loved it.

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Eggs are really quite healthy and your recipe rocks.