The egg is more than a pantry staple. It is our silent partner in every baking challenge we take on in the kitchen, that missing ingredient that elevates every recipe we tackle and the ever-ready snack just waiting to be hard-boiled, peeled and devoured. Don’t let eggs be an afterthought this National Egg Month. It’s time we honored their health, versatility and flavor!

Before we share this egg lovin’ recipe from blogger Pinch of Yum, become inspired by the little-known egg facts will really make you crave this powerful ingredient!

Did you know, the shell is so much more than just a pretty package? High-quality eggshells contain 27 essential microelements as well as calcium carbonate, a structure very similar to our bones and teeth. Some even use the eggshells as a calcium supplement by grinding them up to add to their food. Interesting, no?

Let’s look beyond the shell, shall we? Eggs are known to have a naturally high nutrient density. This means that they have a wide range of nutrients per calorie count, only about 70 calories per large egg! With 12.6 percent of the Daily Reference Value (DRV) for protein, the egg has the highest quality protein source of any food.

Eggs are one of nature’s most perfect foods. From frying them in a screamin’ hot pan to boiling them in a roiling pot of water to whipping them up in a frenzy until they form a light, frothy meringue, they’re so versatile. What’s more? They’re healthy!

One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes