Can you eat “just crack an egg” without the egg?

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “Can you eat “just crack an egg” without the egg?” We will also discuss do-it-yourself scrambled egg recipes and understand if “ just crack an egg” is healthy.

Can you eat “just crack an egg” without the egg?

Yes, you can eat “Just crack an egg” without the egg. “Just crack an egg” is a brand that brings breakfast solutions. The most common option is the omelet kit which contains several items to flavor the omelet, and instructions on how to use it by adding an egg and cooking it in the microwave.

Currently, they sell omelet muffins that are ready to eat, without the need to prepare or add eggs. Speaking of the omelet kit, all the ingredients are cooked or cured, so it’s possible to eat “ just crack an egg” without having an egg, but it will be a salty and perhaps indigestible meal to eat the seasonings and fillings of what one would generally use to make a scrambled egg.

What’s the story of the omelet?

The first cookbooks to teach the preparation of an omelet date back to the 17th century, although similar words had already been used since the 14th century. The book was of French origin and therefore it is customary to attribute the creation of omelets to the French.

However, the origin of the omelet is uncertain as Romans created dishes mixing eggs and dairy, Persians had a similar recipe and even ancient Japan had its variations of the dish.

A legend related to the omelet crosses with the story of Napoleon Bonaparte. Legend has it that while traveling through a small French town, he tasted an omelet so good that he requested the preparation of a giant omelet with all the eggs in town to feed his army. This challenge gave rise to the Bessieres festival, which prepares huge omelets every year.

“Just Crack an Egg” was launched in 2018 by Oscar Mayer and Kraft, as a practical way to make omelets and scrambled eggs and has more than 6 different flavors, which guarantee a hot and tasty breakfast in less than two minutes.

Is “just crack an egg” healthy?

Eggs are a source of protein and vitamins and are considered a complete food. As much as it has gone through a period of being harmful to cholesterol, today eggs are recommended by most nutritionists.

However, can “Just crack an egg” be considered healthy? Let’s look at the ingredients present in the “Denver Scramble” flavor:

  • Applewood Smoked Ham –  with seasoning Solution (Ham, Water, Cultured Dextrose, Salt, Brown Sugar, Cultured Celery Juice, Vinegar, Sodium Phosphates, Cherry Powder)
  • Cheddar Cheese ([Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto (Color)], Modified Cornstarch Added To Prevent Caking, Natamycin [A Natural Mold Inhibitor])
  • Potatoes
  • Green Peppers
  • Onions
  • Citric Acid

It is possible to notice the presence of additives and preservatives, especially for cheese and ham, adapted to avoid curing salts such as nitrates and artificial colorings such as tartrazine.

If on the one hand there was a concern to reduce damage, on the other hand, the product will not be the same as a homemade omelet. Another factor to consider is the nutritional information from a pack of “Just Crack an Egg” flavored Denver Scrambles:

NutritionValue
Calories130 kcal
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat4.5 g 
Cholesterol35 mg
Sodium330 mg
Total Carbohydrates6 g
Dietary Fiber1 g
Sugar1 g
Protein9 g

We observed that the product has a high content of saturated fats, especially considering a low-calorie food. “Just crack an egg” also stands out for the presence of worrisome cholesterol and sodium.

  These values associated with the low fiber content indicate that ham and cheese represent a large part of the kit, with vegetables being used as seasonings and contributing little to the healthiness of the food.

“Just crack an egg”, with or without egg can be part of an occasional breakfast but daily consumption can lead to problems associated with saturated fats such as increased HDL and hypertension. One way to have hot and tasty breakfasts is to prepare your scrambled egg kits and store them in the freezer.

What are some homemade scrambled egg kit recipes?

Veggie Lovers Egg Scramble & Southwest Egg Scramble

are Two healthy and fiber-filled alternatives to liven up your breakfast. Each recipe yields a portion, but it is possible to increase the recipe and store it in the freezer to use at another time.

Ingredients for Veggie Lovers Egg Scramble:

  • ⅛ cup mushrooms, diced
  • ⅛ cup broccoli, chopped
  • ⅛ cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 tbsp onion, diced
  • ⅛ cup bell peppers, diced

Ingredients for Southwest Egg Scramble:

  • ¼ cup poblano peppers or Anaheim, diced
  • ⅛ cup black beans, canned
  • ⅛ cup bell peppers, chopped
  • ⅛ cup kale, chopped
  • ⅛ cup turkey sausage

Preparation

  • Chop and cut the respective ingredients from each recipe.
  • Take a ziplock bag and mix the prepared ingredients and store in the freezer or refrigerator. If it’s for immediate consumption, skip this step.
  • When preparing your scrambled egg, place in a microwave-safe mug, one or two eggs as desired.
  • Add your scrambled egg kit to the mug and stir it up well.
  • Put it in the microwave and cook for a minute, mix and cook for another minute. If necessary, mix again and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • It’s ready, just enjoy it.

Other FAQs about Eggs that you may be interested in.

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Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “Can you eat “just crack an egg “without the egg?” We have also discussed do-it-yourself scrambled egg recipes and understand if “just crack an egg” is healthy.

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Citations

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190311-what-are-nitrates-in-food-side-effects
https://www.justcrackanegg.net/product/denver-scramble
https://www.news-medical.net/health/Tartrazine-Allergy.aspx#:~:text=Symptoms%20of%20tartrazine%20sensitivity&text=Major%20symptoms%20of%20tartrazine%20intolerance,cause%20asthma%20in%20sensitive%20individuals.
https://www.egginfo.co.uk/blog/who-invented-omelette#:~:text=Omelet%20is%20a%20French%20word,early%20as%20the%2014th%20century.
https://www.fooducate.com/community/post/Just-Crack-an-Egg%3F/5A951DDD-1F1E-1BC1-474F-A3C163DF0EEF
https://delishably.com/food-industry/My-Food-Review-Just-Crack-An-Egg#:~:text=Question%3A%20I%20left%20my%20%22Just,You%20should%20toss%20it%20out.
https://www.justcrackanegg.net/product/denver-scramble

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.