100 Ways to Cook An Egg

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100 Ways to Cook An Egg

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I know you might be a little confused, or maybe even a tad upset after reading the title of this article. I mean come on, what kind of maniac would write an entire article about cooking eggs? 

Well… me! For starters, eggs are pretty cheap and can add protein to just about any meal. Second, they’re quick and easy to prepare so you can quickly whip something up for breakfast or lunch. And finally, eggs are an overall healthy food and loaded with lean protein!

You can even impress your friends by cooking 100 different ways… yes, one hundred! To help get the ball rolling, here are ten easy ways to cook an egg:

1. Scrambled

2. Hard-boiled

3. Soft-boiled

4. Poached

5. Fried (Scrambled or sunny side up)

6. Tofu Scramble

7. Over-easy

8. Over-medium

9. Over-hard

10. Deviled

11. Pickled

12. In a cake

13. In a muffin

14. In a taco

15. Mixed in with rice and veggies for a fried “rice”-style dish

16. On pizza

17. In an omelet

18 Fried rice

19. A breakfast sandwich (fried egg, sausage patty, Cheddar cheese on a toasted English muffin)

20. As a pizza topping with ham and pineapple

21. As a taco filling along with black beans, salsa, Mexican blend cheese, and avocado slices

22. In a salad (especially egg salad!)

23. On your favorite toast with avocado and salt and pepper to taste

24. Mixed in with broccoli florets, sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced ham, garlic powder, and olive oil for a scrambled “pasta”-style dish

25. Inside a burrito or wrap: try scrambling up an egg with a dollop of sour cream, taco sauce, and shredded Mexican blend cheese

26. In quiche or as a crustless quiche

27. Mixed in with chopped bell peppers, onions, grilled chicken breast pieces, and black beans for a quick burrito filling

28. Mixed in with artichoke hearts, spinach, tomatoes, feta cheese, and black olives for a quick Greek-style dish

29. Inside a baked potato topped with shredded cheddar cheese or as part of a breakfast skillet (sauté onions, bell peppers, seasoned ground beef or turkey, marinara sauce, and shredded cheddar cheese)

30. Mixed in with chopped kale and tomatoes and dressed with balsamic vinegar for a quick salad

31. Baked into a meatloaf or meatballs

32. As the star ingredient of shakshuka (a traditional North African dish consisting of eggs poached in tomato sauce seasoned with cumin and chili powder)

33. Mixed into a bowl of hot rice along with seasoned ground beef, chopped bell peppers, onions, black beans, jalapeno pepper slices, salsa, and shredded Mexican blend cheese for a Tex-Mex style meal

34. Mixed in with a can of tuna fish and a tablespoon each of light mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and chopped celery for a quick sandwich filling

35. On top of a slice of toasted cinnamon raisin bread with honey drizzled over the egg

36. Mixed into potato salad or served as a deviled egg alongside your favorite deli meat

37. As an omelet filled with fresh bell pepper slices, chopped onions, seasoned ground beef or turkey, black beans, shredded Mexican blend cheese, and salsa

38. Placed on top of steamed kale dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil for a quick side dish

39. As part of an antipasto platter (try topping the egg with minced red bell pepper, minced green olives, sliced Italian prosciutto or Genoa salami, grilled shrimp pieces, and crumbled feta cheese)

40. Mixed into cooked quinoa along with chopped fresh cilantro for a quick taco salad-style dish

41. As part of a breakfast scramble (try mixing the egg with diced ham, chopped bell peppers, and onion for a Tex-Mex style dish; or try mixing the egg with frozen hash brown potatoes and diced onion for a breakfast skillet)

42. Scrambled into an omelette filled with baby spinach leaves and goat cheese along with salt and pepper to taste

43 . Mixed into your favorite ground beef recipe (try mixing the egg with ground beef, Italian seasoned bread crumbs, minced yellow onion, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup or tomato paste, and a little bit of barbecue sauce)

44. Cooked in an oiled frying pan for sunny side up eggs/fried eggs

45. Baked in a ramekin filled with your favorite sausage gravy and served alongside buttermilk biscuits

46. Mixed into your favorite pancake or waffle batter recipe

47. On top of a hot bowl of grits, topped with shredded cheddar cheese

48. In a green leafy salad mixed with olive oil and your favorite vinaigrette dressing

49. As the star ingredient in a frittatatry ( mixing the egg with diced green bell peppers, chopped onion, shredded zucchini or other summer squash, fresh spinach leaves, and crumbled feta cheese)

50. On top of a bowl of hot ramen noodles, mixed with soy sauce

51. Mixed into your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe

52 . As the star ingredient in shakshouka (a traditional North African dish consisting of eggs poached in tomato sauce seasoned with cumin and chili powder)

53. As the star ingredients in a breakfast sandwich (try mixing the egg with chopped ham, baby spinach leaves, fresh tomatoes, and shredded cheddar cheese on top of toasted English muffin halves)

54. Served on its own as a poached egg served over-easy/medium or hard

55. On top of steamed broccoli and carrots dressed with olive oil, salt, and pepper

56. Mixed into hot cooked white rice along with shredded leftover chicken or beef for a quick fried rice style dish

57. Mixed in with your favorite baby spinach leaves and chopped walnuts for a side salad

58. As the star ingredients in tuna fish deviled eggs (try mixing the egg with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to taste; or try mixing it with a can of tuna fish for a quick sandwich filling)

59. Mixed into your favorite stuffed bell pepper recipe (try mixing the egg with ground beef, cooked rice, and shredded Mexican blend cheese)

60 . As an egg white omelet with baby spinach leaves, small cubes of smoked salmon, fresh sliced mushrooms, and diced red onion

61. Mixed into your favorite macaroni salad recipe

62 . As the star ingredients in a low-carb “crab cake” style dish (try mixing the egg with lump crab meat or imitation crab meat)

63. Mixed into the beef patty for a healthier burger (try mixing it with lean ground beef, minced yellow onion, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup or tomato paste and barbecue sauce).

64 . Poached and served on top of a small roasted russet potato that has been drizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with fresh thyme leaves

65. As part of a breakfast sandwich (try mixing the egg with cooked bacon slices, crumbled sausage patties or ground sausage, and cheddar cheese)

66. Mixed in with your favorite rice pilaf or stuffing recipe (try mixing the egg with fresh herbs such as thyme leaves, rosemary leaves, and minced garlic; add a pinch of salt and pepper for taste)

67. Cooked into a breakfast meatloaf by adding grated carrots and minced onion

68. Served alongside buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy for dipping

70 . Mixed into your favorite homemade granola recipe

71. Poached and served on top of a slice of whole grain toast or a toasted English muffin half that has been smeared with creamy goat cheese

72. Mixed into your favorite pasta salad recipe (try mixing the egg with mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to taste; add in diced pickles, green onions, carrots for added texture and taste)

73 Keto style by mixing it with mozzarella cheese and unsweetened almond or coconut milk to make a breakfast “scrambled egg”

74. Paleo style by mixing it with fresh cilantro leaves, jalapeno peppers, avocado slices, and salsa for a quick breakfast taco

75. Enjoyed alongside a bowl of hot oatmeal that has been drizzled in honey and dolloped with peanut butter

76. Mixed into your favorite cottage cheese or ricotta cheese recipe (try mixing the egg with salt, pepper, dried herbs such as oregano and basil)

77 . Mixed into your favorite muffin batter (try adding grated carrots, minced onion for added texture and taste)

78 Egg Nog style (try mixing the egg with milk, heavy cream, sugar and spices for added flavor)

79. Poached and served on top of buttermilk pancakes (try stirring in some shredded zucchini for extra moisture; add a bit of vanilla extract-if desired- for added flavor)

80. Mixed into your favorite quiche filling (try mixing the egg with Swiss cheese, cooked bacon slices, minced onion, and diced bell peppers)

81. Soft boiled and served alongside your favorite ramen noodle soup recipe

82. Served on top of a slice of toast spread with avocado paste for extra creaminess

83. Making “egg-drop” soup by stirring the egg into a hot and sour broth (try adding in chicken, baby corn, cooked shiitake mushrooms, dried lily flowers for extra flavor)

84. Making “egg foo young” style fried rice by stir-frying seasoned minced pork with eggs and vegetables of choice before serving it over steamed white rice

85. Served on top of a salad containing arugula, tomatoes, Feta cheese crumbles, cucumbers, and dressed with lemon juice and olive oil for extra flavor

86. Making “egg nog” style custard by stirring the egg into a mixture of milk, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, and vanilla extract for extra flavor

87. Served on top of a slice of toast spread with hummus paste and topped with sliced avocado and drizzled with hot sauce

88. As the star ingredient in your favorite stuffed bell pepper recipe (try mixing the egg with ground beef, canned diced tomatoes, canned green chilies, chopped onions, cumin powder for added flavor)

89. As the star ingredient in your favorite stuffed mushroom recipe (try mixing the egg with ground beef, cooked diced bacon slices, minced onion, mixed herbs for extra flavor)

90. As part of a breakfast “pizza” by adding grated Parmesan or mozzarella cheese on top of a whole wheat English muffin half that has been spread with basil pesto or tomato sauce for extra flavor

91. As part of a breakfast “taco” by adding grated cheese, crispy bacon strips, minced onion, diced bell pepper,sour cream for added texture and taste

92. As part of a breakfast “pancake” by adding grated Parmesan or mozzarella cheese & chopped green onions on top of a whole wheat English muffin half that has been spread with raspberry jam or honey for extra flavor

93. As part of a sweet potato flatbread by adding grated Parmesan or mozzarella cheese to a whole wheat English muffin half that has been spread with mashed sweet potatoes and drizzled with hot sauce for extra flavor

94. As part of a breakfast “taco” by adding grated cheddar cheese, crispy bacon strips, minced onion, diced bell pepper, sour cream & jalapeno slices for added texture & taste

95. As part of a breakfast “pizza” by adding grated Parmesan or mozzarella cheese on top of an English muffin half that has been spread with Basil pesto or tomato sauce, baked for 10 mins for extra flavor

96. Making your favorite pizza recipe (try mixing the egg with Italian sausage, cooked bacon slices, garlic, diced onions, green bell peppers for extra flavor)

97. As part of a breakfast “quesadilla” by adding grated cheese and cooked sausage on top of a whole wheat English muffin half that has been spread with salsa or hot sauce for extra flavor

98. Making your favorite omelet recipe by mixing the egg with any of your favorite cooked meats, vegetables for extra flavor

99. Making a “Toad in the hole” by cutting a hole in a piece of toast and cracking an egg inside before toasting it and serving alongside baked beans for added texture & taste

100. By poaching an egg and adding it on top of a slice of toasted whole-grain bread with Hollandaise sauce

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