Mrs Frugal is a freelance writer who enjoys making and creating simple and delicious recipes. She can often be found in the kitchen.
The Versatility Of Chives
The delicate onion-like flavor of fresh chives, make it one of the most versatile herbs to use. Fresh chives can be used at almost every meal and is personally a staple of my own cooking. You will see in the recipes I have listed below that you can easily pair chives with eggs, meats, vegetables, rice and bread. It also makes a difference when your cutting chives fresh when you need them, so you can get the maximum amount of flavor in your cooking.
Not only are fresh chives easy to use, but they're also very simple to grow as well. They grow easily indoors and outdoors, in pots that get enough water to keep the soil damp, as well in an area that gets both light and shade. They do not grow well in extreme heat or humidity, unless they are in an area with part shade and plenty of water. Chives can also be grown year-round in your home or outdoors, as long as they're not in extreme cold or freezing temperatures. So if your looking for ideas on using your fresh chives, check out my five easy ways that I've listed below.
1. Fresh Chives & Eggs
Chives are one of the best herbs you can add to any egg dish! They are not overpowering like a red, yellow, or a white onion, yet they still give your egg dishes a subtle and delicious onion flavor.
Some great egg dishes you can put fresh chives in or on are:
- scrambled, fried, or poached eggs
- and more!
Fresh Chives On Eggs & Omelettes Are Delicious!
2. Fresh Chives & Meats
Fresh Chives are a simple way to add color and flavor to a variety of meats. Whether your using chicken, pork, fish, beef, etc., fresh chives will help create a delicious and satisfying dish. Check out the recipes below, that use fresh chives with a variety of delicious meats.
- Salmon Cakes With Chive & Garlic Sauce
- Dijon Chicken With Mushroom And Chives
- Chive & Pork Pot Stickers
- Garlic & Herb Beef Roast
Chives Are The Perfect Topping To Your Favorite Rice Dishes!
3. Fresh Chives & Rice
If you've never enjoyed chopped fresh chives on a steaming hot bowl of rice, don't delay and try it soon. Not only is it so delicious, but it makes a simple and satisfying meal. Add the sauces or meats of your choice and you are set!
Not only do fresh chives and rice make a great pair, but their so flexible to use, since you can choose whatever rice you have. No matter if it's brown, white, black, wild, red, you name it, you can easily pair it with fresh chives and your other favorite vegetables or meats. Check out the recipes below and enjoy!
Add Chives To Salads For Color And Great Flavor!
Fresh Chives can be paired with a large variety of vegetables, due to their subtle flavor and their reduced size when chopped and cooked. They balance out the sweet flavor of baked carrots, infuse the garlic and cream in garlic mashed potatoes and tastes amazing with pan-fried mushrooms. Check out some delicious vegetable and chive recipes below and if you get a chance, try creating some recipes of your own.
- Roasted Garlic and Chive Cauliflower Mash
- Mushroom and Garlic Saute
- Five-Herb Roasted Carrots and Potatoes
5. Fresh Chives & Breads
Fresh chives and bread are a great pair for a delicious savory bread, that can be made into sandwiches or eaten with breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can toast the bread for breakfast, make a grilled cheese or other sandwich out of it for lunch and then eat it fresh with butter or oils, with your dinner.
So many possibilities and variations with these two! With that said, check out the recipes below so you can use your fresh chives to make some simple and delicious breads. Enjoy!
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Mrs Frugal (author) from United States on August 31, 2015:
peachpurple- My husband just put some fresh chives in our scrambled eggs for breakfast and they were so good! I also enjoy them on and in my omelettes. Take care and thanks for stopping by! :)
peachy from Home Sweet Home on August 31, 2015:
I also use chives in scrambed eggs and sandwiches
Mrs Frugal (author) from United States on August 27, 2015:
Thank you for your interest and your kind words. I like chives but I use parsley almost everyday in something I cook. They're both versatile herbs that are delicious! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day~ :)
Thelma Alberts from Germany on August 27, 2015:
I have not used chives for ages. I mostly use parsley. Thanks for reminding me this herb. Yummy photos you have shared here. Makes me hungry now.
Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on August 27, 2015:
my Momma slways had chives growing and often usef it. Thanks for the memories. And for ideas. on how I can begin to use them. Angels are on the way. Ps