How egg white helps your skin?

Do you have oily skin and is acne your worst nightmare?

Is your skin making you look old and dull?

All that expensive makeup to hide skin imperfections is not worth it if your pores keep getting bigger and bigger.

Put and end to these problems and tone your skin with egg whites!

Egg whites are a popular facial treatment used since ancient times. The improvement in skin elasticity and tone makes it a wonder product.

The egg white is largely composed of proteins(albumin). It contains all nine essential amino acids required for normal bodily functions. Research shows that Collagen(keeps your skin from ageing) is also found in egg white.

Riboflavin or Vitamin B2 and Vitamin A are also present in modest amounts.

 

Acne

Egg white controls sebum secretion on the skin making it less prone to breakouts. It  also contains an active enzyme called Lysozyme that lightens discolorations caused by acne. It has the capability to prevent browning and oxidation of skin, maintaining the natural hue of skin.The most promising face mask for acne is a combination of egg white and lemon juice.

 

Large pores

Egg whites have astringent properties. It can tighten and shrink large pores by unclogging them. Though it may not penetrate very deep into the skin, it does show good results when used with lemon juice as a mask.

 

Wrinkles

Age, high-sugar diet, excessive alcohol intake, too much sunlight or smoking decreases collagen production resulting in saggy, wrinkled skin. Collagen gives your skin strength and elasticity.

It’s a challenge to find something that slows down the aging process and doesn’t cost you a fortune!

Eggwhite naturally contains Collagen Type I and Type V. It fills in fine lines and wrinkles and maintains skin elasticity giving a tightening effect instantly.

The benefits of egg whites in ageing has led to its use as an effective collagen supplement available as tablets and creams.

 

Facial hair

Making your skin smooth is a must if you love to have that matte finish in your foundation. If you want to opt for an all natural and low cost product, use egg whites to remove facial hair.

Apply egg white on your face using a brush. Cut out paper towels and place them over the applied areas. Coat one more layer of egg white to make it stick. Wait for it to dry off completely and then gently pull paper towel.

Feel your smooth skin and admire!

 

Blackheads

Blackheads and whiteheads form when a clog or plug forms in the hair follicle opening. The follicle also has a sebaceous gland that produces sebum, hence accumulating it under your skin to form tiny bumps. Egg white unbelievably pulls out the gunk deep within pores and draws out the sebum. Egg white and paper towel mask works wonders for this too.

 

Hyperpigmentation

The active enzyme, lysozyme treats discoloration by preventing browning and oxidation of the skin. The use of hydroquinone skin lighteners can cause bluish black discoloration in people who have a condition called ochronosis. Lysozyme can surprisingly reverse this discoloration also.

 

Rashes or Burns

Egg white contains Vitamin A and Collagen making their use essential in development of products that treat rosacea, scars, burns and rashes.

 

Here are some egg white masks for your skin:

 

For radiant skin:

  • Separate white from yolks and beat until they become frothy.
  • Apply on cleansed skin and leave for at least 15 minutes.
  • When your skin feels tight, gently remove it with warm damp cloth.
  • Admire that fresh glow!

 

For acne:

  • Beat one egg white until it gets foamy.
  • Add juice from half a lemon.
  • Apply on your face except on sensitive areas like eye and mouth area.
  • Leave for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.
  • Pat dry and apply a moisturizer good for oily skin.

 

For dry skin:

  • Beat egg white until frothy.
  • Mash avocadoes separately.
  • Add milk and honey into mashed avocadoes. Mix well.
  • Add this mixture in beaten egg whites.
  • Apply on face and leave for 15 minutes at least.
  • Rinse with warm water.

 

For skin irritation:

  • Grate and squeeze cucumber for 1 tsp of cucumber juice.
  • Beat egg white until frothy.
  • Add 1 tsp of warm honey and 1 tsp of plain yoghurt into beaten egg whites.
  • Add cucumber juice after thorough mixing.
  • Apply on cleansed face for 15 minutes or until dry.
  • Rinse with warm water and apply a suitable moisturizer.

Egg yolk vs Egg white

Eggs are power-packed food. From its boatload of protein content to vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, it is the epitome of good nutrition!

But then the question arises.

Should I eat the whole egg with yolk or just the whites?

Egg whites contain a whole lot more amount of proteins than yolk, while the yolk has long since been demonized as being only fats and cholesterol. Former researches suggested egg yolk to be linked with heart disease and high cholesterol levels, but latest researchers reject this affiliation and present a new claim.

 

Egg yolk

It is true that egg yolk contains fat and cholesterol but it comes loaded with so many vitamins and minerals. Egg yolk is rich in Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, selenium, iron and zinc. Infact it is one of the few natural sources of Vitamin D. The nutritional value of one egg yolk is:

 

Calories

Total Fat

Saturated Fat

Cholesterol

Omega 3s

Vitamin A

Vitamin D

Vitamin B12

Folate

Iron

54

5 g

2 g

211 mg

38.8 mg

244 IU

18.2 IU

0.3 mcg

24.8 mcg

0.4 mg

0.4 mg

 

Egg yolk also contains an amazing 115 mg of Choline. Choline is a macro nutrient essential for brain function, muscle movement, liver and a healthy metabolism.

Other beneficial contents of egg yolk are Carotenoids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin that protect against inflammation and improve eye health.

 

Cholesterol in egg yolk

Cholesterol in egg yolk has been the defaming factor for its place in the “healthy” spotlight for a very long time.

Health professionals considered it unhealthy as it contributes to high cholesterol and ultimately heart disease, but new researches prove otherwise.

They claim that trans-fat and high sugars pose real threat to high cholesterol, not dietary cholesterol.

“Dietary cholesterol does not translate into high levels of blood cholesterol,” says Dr. Luc Djoussé, an associate professor and heart disease researcher at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Moreover egg yolk contains HDL cholesterol (the saint among thieves). While LDL cholesterol blocks your arteries and restricts blood flow, HDL cholesterol not only maintains the inner walls of arteries and veins but also removes LDL cholesterol from them.

More researches reveal that high cholesterol levels are not as great of a risk factor to heart disease. Infact, 35 percent of coronary heart disease occurs in patients with low cholesterol levels.

It is always better to cut down on other sources of fat and consume eggs as a whole because removing egg yolks from your meals may not be the best decision for a healthy diet. You might end up keeping yourself away from a lot of important vitamins and minerals.

 

Egg white

Egg whites are your low-calorie, fat-free and protein-rich breakfast. It contains all essential amino acids your body requires to function. The nutritional value of one egg white is:

 

Calories

Sodium

Protein

Potassium

Calcium

Folate

16

55mg

4g

53.8g

2.3g

1.3mcg

 

The high protein content makes it popular among health conscious people like bodybuilders and you can have it as much as you want in a day. Though this may be good for a weight loss plan but it doesn’t contribute to good health in the long run because egg whites have vitamins in very little amounts  and are devoid of cholesterol, omega 3s, iron, zinc and other minerals.

 

The Final Verdict:

So how many eggs can you eat without worrying about it?

 It all depends on how you prepare them. If you are going to fry them in fat-laden saturated butter and serve them with fat-laden chicken or beef then it will impact your health for sure. Find yourself a healthy recipe for preparing eggs and eat them whole.

 

One whole egg per day!  It’s a total package!

 One large egg provides 71 calories, 6 grams of protein and almost 6 grams of fat. It will not only provide with all the essentials but also help in absorption of nutrients from stuff you eat with it.

A study reveals that when people eat eggs on a raw vegetable salad, they absorb about 9 times the carotenoids, including lutein and zeaxanthin in the eggs and alpha carotene, beta carotene and lycopene from the vegetables. Another study found the same effect on absorption of Vitamin E also.

How eggs benefit hair?

Your hair is made of a complex protein called keratin and is vulnerable to damage. The time and money we may be investing in shampoos, conditioners, blow dryers, hair sprays, hair serums might not really be worth it when all of these may actually be the resulting in dull, damaged and brittle hair.

Give your hair a break from artificial products and find solace from mother nature’s finest product- Eggs!

Eggs are rich in proteins vitamins and fatty acids. They contain the most essential vitamin, Biotin or vitamin B7, deficiency of which causes hair loss and brittleness.

The egg white contains the most protein that rebuilds the damaged parts of hair while the egg yolk is rich in B complex (and lesser proteins) and folic acid providing for hair growth. Eggs also provide with  magnesium, potassium and sodium as well as vitamins like niacin, riboflavin.

You maybe eating eggs a lot but for hair care you may need a more direct approach like hair masks or packs.

Split ends

Protein in the eggs makes the hair follicle and the hair strand stronger by filling in damaged protein structures. Therefore you will have lesser breakage and fewer split ends. Applying raw egg to your hair makes it smoother and more resistant to breakage resulting in lesser knotting and tangling.

Dry Hair and Dullness

The all natural conditioner!

Egg conditions and moisturizes your hair making it smoother and adding luster and shine to it. Egg yolks are the best treatment for dry and dull hair as it is in rich in vitamin E and fatty acids. Washing your hair with egg will also maintain the hair’s natural oils which shampoos strip away.

Hair growth

Including eggs in your diet and applying it externally will make sure you get all the nutrition from it. Biotin or vitamin B7 stimulates hair follicles and prevents hair loss and brittleness. Niacin or vitamin B3 prevents hair thinning making it less susceptible to breakage.

Dandruff and Itchiness

Anti bacterial!

To ensure growth and nourishment of your hair, a healthy scalp is vital. Egg whites contain an enzyme called Lysozyme that attacks bacteria and other germs, keeping your scalp germ-free and fighting off existing infections such as dandruff. Adding neem oil to egg whites and applying on scalp is said to effectively reduce dandruff.

Oily Hair

Oily slick hair ruins everything especially if you wanted that perfect hairdo for your day out. Also when you are avoiding shampoos,  your hair might turn greasier than usual to makeup for pH imbalance.  Egg white controls sebum production from your scalp by tightening hair follicles, hence lowering sebum and removing excess oils. Adding lemon to this will not only decrease oily-ness but also remove the smell of egg that lingers onto hair.

Head Lice Infestation

Eggs along with lemon or vinegar when applied to hair and scalp and wrapped around tight is said to suffocate the lice. But it is important that this mask be applied for 6-7 hours as it is a slow process.

Hair Fall

If you suffer from hair fall your body might be trying to tell that  you need a healthy diet and lifestyle. Most common cause is a simple vitamin or mineral deficiency that weakens your hair to the extent of falling off.

Egg has tremendous nutrition. It will not only provide all essential nutrients when ingested but also nourish and revitalize the roots when applied raw.

Vitamin A promotes hair growth and reduces hair fall. Vitamin K also aids in minimizing hair fall and hair greying. Biotin or vitamin B7, the key element for healthy hair, will strengthen your hair from breakage.

 

Here are some great egg masks for hair fall:

Olive oil and Egg

Mix 3 teaspoons of olive oil in egg and and apply on hair and scalp. Make sure you comb all your hair first so that it reaches every strand.

Yoghurt and Egg

In one egg add 2 full spoons of yoghurt and 2 teaspoons of honey. Mix well and apply for atleast one hour. Rinse with cold water.

Onion and Egg

Take 1 medium sized onion and grind it well. Extract its juice using a fine cloth or strainer. Mix one egg thoroughly with onion juice. Apply this pack on hair and scalp and leave it for 60 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

 

Always keep in mind the following when using egg masks:

  • These masks will work if applied twice a week.
  • Using 4-5 tsp of apple cider vinegar or some lemon juice in water will ward off the stingy smell.
  • Using hot oils along with these treatments will definitely improve their results.

How Eggs Are Processed

Eggs have been vilified in the recent past, however, research shows that eggs are some of the best sources of proteins. In that regard, a lot has changed in the way eggs are processed. The processes also vary widely and in fact, when it comes to eggs, what’s happening inside the shell during the processing, is much more important than what goes on outside the shell.

In the ideal case, eggs should be left alone for a day after they are laid before they are taken in for processing. The USDA states that eggs must be processed latest 30 days after they have been laid. At the moment, high quality eggs are processed after seven days of being laid.

There are six basic steps that egg processors follow, these are:

The Eggs are collected.

They are then cooled.

After that they are disinfected or cleaned.

The eggs are candled or visually examined, where any imperfections such as cracks result in disposal of the eggs. This process involves holding the eggs before a high-intensity light to examine its interior.

After candling, the eggs are graded.

Finally the eggs are labeled and packaged according their quality.

Of all the above stages, the cleaning or disinfecting stage is the most important. It’s at this stage that care has to be taken to prevent the introduction of contaminants into the eggs’ interior.

Eggshells are More Like Our Skin

The egg shells are more like our skin, they have over 7,500 pores that allow exchange of gasses to take place. While they may look like they are completely sealed, they in fact only coated with a thin layer of wax or cuticle, which helps to prevent bacteria from getting into the egg.

During the washing process, the cuticle which allows for controlled movement of carbon dioxide and moisture in and out of the egg may be destroyed. That is especially true if harsh chemicals are used to get rid of any soiling of the eggshell.

Once that happens, the eggs is left exposed and therefore it gets easily contaminated and spoils faster. That’s why the best egg processors will coat the egg with another natural substance to provide a equivalent to the addition of preservatives to food.

Mineral oil is a petroleum product which was never meant to come into contact with food. The alternative for many manufacturers is to use vegetable oils, which are considered more healthy and recommended in our diet.

However, not all eggs are oiled. Most manufacturers oil eggs that are destined for a distant market. Just like your skin, what is applied topically, makes its way into the egg. That’s why it’s important to know what the supplier of your eggs uses to protect the eggs after the clean them.

Eggshells are More Like Our Skin

The egg shells are more like our skin, they have over 7,500 pores that allow exchange of gasses to take place. While they may look like they are completely sealed, they in fact only coated with a thin layer of wax or cuticle, which helps to prevent bacteria from getting into the egg.

During the washing process, the cuticle which allows for controlled movement of carbon dioxide and moisture in and out of the egg may be destroyed. That is especially true if harsh chemicals are used to get rid of any soiling of the eggshell.

Once that happens, the eggs is left exposed and therefore it gets easily contaminated and spoils faster. That’s why the best egg processors will coat the egg with another natural substance to provide a equivalent to the addition of preservatives to food.

Mineral oil is a petroleum product which was never meant to come into contact with food. The alternative for many manufacturers is to use vegetable oils, which are considered more healthy and recommended in our diet.

However, not all eggs are oiled. Most manufacturers oil eggs that are destined for a distant market. Just like your skin, what is applied topically, makes its way into the egg. That’s why it’s important to know what the supplier of your eggs uses to protect the eggs after the clean them.

How to Use Eggs for Beauty

When consumed, eggs have a fairly low advantage compared to milk although it can still aid in tissue repair and skin cell growth because of its protein content. Eggs are usually applied topically in pure form or together with other ingredients in a concoction. It is recommended to use high-quality eggs to reduce impurities and prevent allergic reactions. The best option would be organic ones coming from free-range grain-fed chickens.

A firming mask can be made right in your very own home. Simply mix one whole raw egg, one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a bowl. Once everything is well-mixed, cover your entire face and leave it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes. Once the mask is completely dry, rinse completely with warm water followed by cool fresh water then pat your face dry with a clean towel. You should feel some instant pore tightening and see some skin toning. Another useful method would be to beat an egg white until it turns foamy. Put a thin layer under the eyes then leave for 3 to 5 minutes before adding the second layer. Rinse with clean, fresh water after 5 minutes. This provides a quick eyelift that lasts for several hours.

There are tons of hair loss treatments on the market. Choosing which one for you can be like trying to find a needle in a hay stack. There are so many choices and no way of being able to tell if that particular product will work for you. That’s why many people have turned to hair loss remedies to help them solve their thinning hair problems. You can find some pretty good remedies that work extremely well to boost hair growth if you know where to look. One example of food that can be used as a remedy is eggs.

 

  • Shinny hair

Eggs have long been used to enhance hair condition and give hair a healthy, shiny look. The recipe is quite simple – whisk an egg with a cup of cold water, and lather it liberally on your hair. Leave the mixture on for an hour. Plop on a shower cap to avoid dripping. Wash it off with cold water (using hot water may leave you with cooked egg ion your hair!). The results are rather significant, and you might see if immediately after one wash. Over hundreds of years, people around the world from different cultures, and walks of life have collectively evolved various methods of natural hair care that work consistently and significantly. Just trying them on a few times should convince you how great they work. Listed here are a few of the most effective natural hair care methods, that are guaranteed to give your hair that enviable healthy, shiny glow.

 

  • Eggs for hair loss

Eggs are eaten not only as a breakfast food but also as a means for fighting hair loss. So what is it about eggs that make them work so well to end hair loss? Well, eggs contain plenty of protein and vitamin B. Both vitamin B and protein are essential to your hair’s growth. Your hair is made up of protein, so it makes sense to give your body more of it. In addition to that, vitamin B helps give your hair color and structure. There are four types of B-vitamins, but you only need to be concerned with vitamin B3. This is the one found in eggs that’ll enable you to regrow a thicker head of hair.

You can take the yolk from an egg and use it as a topical application by rubbing it into your scalp with your fingertips 45 minutes before shampooing your hair. If you have the guts, you can also drink the egg yolk. The choice is up to you.

 

  • Tightening pores

Egg yolks contain a lot of albumins which is known to for its drying effect on skin thereby tightening pores and firming the surface. Dry skin may tend to flake and peel as a film is formed upon application. Egg whites also act by tightening the skin and narrowing the pores which reduce the risk of dirt clogging and causing pimples. People with oily skin are usually the ones who need the kind of benefits that eggs provide.

 

 

10 Easy Egg Recipes

Eggs are one of the most versatile and inexpensive foods in the world. We use eggs in baking, casseroles, and salads. We can boil them, fry them, devil them or bake them in a pie. These recipes will take you from breakfast to lunch and right on into supper.

  1. Brown Butter Spaghetti and Crispy Fried Egg

This recipe is a great way to use leftover spaghetti noodles.

  1. Fry two eggs in 2 tablespoons of butter in a small non-stick skillet. Fry the egg to your own liking, but remember it is best for this recipe when the eggs are runny, the edges are very crispy and the butter is brown. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Remove the cooked eggs to a saucer. To the butter left in the skillet add one cup cold cooked spaghetti noodles and stir to coat the noodles with the butter. Leave spaghetti in the pan until it is hot. Remove the spaghetti onto a plate then slide the eggs from the saucer onto the top of the noodles. Add chopped green onions and serve hot.

Serves 1 or 2/

  1. Frog In A Hole

This is an old favorite. Simple and delicious.

  1. Using the bottom of a juice glass cut a round shaped hole in the middle of a large thick slice of french bread.
  2. Spread butter on both sides of the bread and place it in a hot non-stick skillet. Turn the heat down to medium and then crack one egg into the hole in the middle. Salt and pepper to taste. When the bread is toasted on one side, carefully turn the bread over to cook the other side. About two or three minutes on each side. Carefully remove the Frog in a Hole to a plate and top with a little cheese if desired.

Serves 1.

  1. Vegetarian Three Egg Omelet

Omelets are a delicious way to prepare eggs. You can make a light omelet or a hearty one depending on which ingredients you choose. This one is perfect for the vegetarian crowd.

  1. You will need 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper, 1/4 cup chopped ripe or green tomatoes, 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a non-stick skillet on medium. Real butter is best.
  3. Break 3 eggs into a small bowl and beat with a fork. Add 1 tablespoon of milk to the beaten eggs and stir.
  4. Add the onion and bell pepper to the butter in the hot skillet. Cook for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for 1 minute more. Remove cooked vegetables to a small bowl.
  5. Carefully pour the beaten egg mixture into the hot skillet. Cook omelet 2 minutes on each side.
  6. Add the cooked vegetables to one side of the omelet. Top with cheddar or your favorite cheese, salt and pepper to taste and fold the empty side over onto the side with the veggies and cheeses.
  7. Carefully slide the omelet onto a warm plate. Garnish with fresh chives and parsley.

Serves 1 or 2 people.

  1. 30-Minute Breakfast Bake

This recipe is great for a cold morning. Or Christmas. It uses frozen hash browns and precooked frozen sausage so it can be put together and baked in 30 minutes.

  1. In a 9in square casserole dish place a layer of frozen hash browns.
  2. Place a layer of crumbled frozen precooked sausage or sausage you browned yourself on top of the hashbrowns.
  3. Place a layer of sharp cheddar on top of the sausage.
  4. Repeat layers until dish is full.
  5. Break 5 eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork. Add 2 tablespoons of milk to the eggs and stir.
  6. Pour egg mixture over the hash browns, sausage, and cheese in the casserole.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes then remove from oven. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

This recipe will serve 3 or 4 people easily and can be adjusted for a crowd.

  1. Bacon and Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

This is one of the most delicious deviled egg recipes ever invented.

  1. Boil 1 dozen eggs for 6 minutes after they come to a boil. Cool them and peel them.
  2. Cut each boiled and peeled egg in half length way. Remove all of the yolks to a small bowl and set the whites aside.
  3. To the bowl of yolks add salt and pepper to taste, 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 4 slices of crispy cooked bacon chopped fine and 1 jalapeno with the seeds and veins removed and chopped fine. Stir the egg yolks, mayonnaise, chopped bacon, chopped jalapeno together until smooth.
  4. Fill the hollow of each egg white with a spoonful of the yolk mixture and arrange on a plate. Garnish each deviled egg with a small piece of bacon.

Makes 2 dozen deviled eggs.

  1. Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Tomato and Feta
  2. Break 3 eggs into a small bowl and beat with a fork. Add 1 tablespoon of milk to the beaten eggs and stir.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a small non-stick skillet. Add the egg mixture to the hot skillet. Salt and pepper to taste. Use a rubber spatula to gently stir the eggs as they cook.
  4. When the eggs are almost set, add 1/2 cup of chopped tomato and 1/2 cup of feta cheese. Turn off the heat and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes and serve.

Serves 2.

  1. Fried Potatoes and Runny Eggs

This recipe is a hearty dinner or breakfast skillet that is sure to be a hit.

  1. Peel and slice 4 regular sized potatoes and put them in a bowl of cold water.
  2. Chop 1 white onion into a medium dice.
  3. Heat 1/2 cup of vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet. Drain the potatoes well and add to the hot oil.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste and fry for 10 minutes. Add the chopped onion and fry for another 7 to 10 minutes.
  5. Using a large spoon, make a well in the potatoes at 4 or 5 regular intervals around the skillet. Carefully break an egg into each of the wells that you made, turn the burner to low and cover. Let cook for 5 minutes then turn the burner off. Let set for 5 more minutes and enjoy.

Serves 4.

  1. Egg Salad
  2. Boil 1 dozen eggs. Cool and peel.
  3. Chopped cooled and peeled boiled eggs into a fine dice.
  4. Place chopped eggs in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  5. Add 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped. Add 1/4 cup bell pepper, any color, finely chopped.
  6. Add 1/3 cup pickle relish to the bowl as well as 1/2 cup mayonnaise. Add 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Stir to mix thoroughly. Chill and enjoy.

Makes approximately 6 sandwiches.

  1. Tex-Mex Egg Dinner

This is an old recipe and family favorite.

You will need some good chili. You can make your own or use a good canned. Make some pancakes out of cornbread batter. Whether you make it from scratch or from a mix it should fry beautifully in a greased and hot non-stick skillet.

Place one of the cornbread cakes on a warm plate. On top of the cornbread add a soup ladle full of chili. A fried egg or two goes on top of the chili. The whole thing is topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and cheese.

Each cornbread cake serves one person.

  1. Bacon and Gouda Pie

This is a simple recipe with an uptown presentation. Preheat oven to 400 degrees before you begin.

  1. Use frozen pie crust and line a pie plate with it. Break 6 eggs into a bowl and beat with a wire whisk.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and whisk. Add 1lb of bacon (precooked weight) cooked crisp and chopped.
  3. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped onion. Add 1 cup finely grated gouda cheese.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the pie pan and use a rubber spatula to scrape every drop into the pie.
  5. Carefully slide the pie pan onto a cookie sheet and carefully place into the oven. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the pie comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Serves 4 to 6.