Frugal Grocery Budget: How to Strech Your Supply of Eggs : Stuffed Pretzel Breakfast Sandwiches
Most people would agree that eggs are a fairly frugal and cheap food. I too agree, to a point. I remember, not so very long ago, when eggs were .75 cents a dozen. Regular Price. Now you can find eggs for $1.00 a dozen (check your local Dollar Tree store), but for the most part eggs start at $1.50 a dozen regular price. Even at my Wal-Mart.
This being the case, even though eggs are cheap, I still like to be able to stretch them when I can.
One way I do this is to make stuffed spicy pretzel breakfast sandwiches.
I first start by making two recipes of this pretzel recipe. I don’t double it, I just take two bowls and make a single recipe in each one. I tried to double it one time and it just didn’t work out exactly right. I do make a slight modification to this recipe, though.
- I replace one cup flour with one cup oat bran.
- I cut the powdered sugar down to 1/2 a cup
While I wait for the dough to rise for about 40 minutes, I first clean up my mess from making the dough. Then I start making the egg mix.
I usually make the filling in the microwave. I know, not the best, but sometimes that is all I have time for.
I chop up:
- 1 tomato
- 1 sweet pepper
- 1 hot pepper
- 1/4 onion
To this mix I add 7 scrambled eggs and cook it in the microwave until eggs are cooked through and slightly dry. I then fluff the egg mixture up with a fork and add:
- 1/4 cup velveeta spicy salsa dip
- 4 oz shredded cheese
I then divide each bowl of dough into eight equal pieces and stuff the dough with the egg mix. Then I dip the dough into the baking soda water. I then bake the stuffed pretzels at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
You can stuff the dough with anything you like! I have stuffed them with leftover meat before when there was only one piece of meat left. Yummy! It’s a great way to use up leftovers or stretch out what you have.
What do you make to stretch your budget? I would love to hear! Leave a comment below.