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10 Great Ways to Cook Eggs - Easy, Different Egg Recipes

Updated on August 16, 2016

Eggs, eggs, eggs!

I love eggs. There are so many different ways to cook eggs. I love their versatility, and I love their price. Eggs are usually pretty cheap. Right now I have three dozen eggs in my refrigerator, because my favorite grocery store, Aldi, keeps selling them for 65 cents. 65 cents per dozen! That's unheard of. How can I pass them up?

Needless to say, I've been eating a lot of eggs. A quick scramble, over-easy, an omelet, whatever. Sometimes I put the scrambled ones in a tortilla wrap. With so many eggs in my fridge, I'm got to be creative to use them up. When the price goes up past 65 cents, perhaps I'll move on to something else to eat for a while, but for now . . . it's eggs!

Sometimes folding the omelet can be tricky. What I do is load the filling on one side of the omelet. That way, you can easily get your spatula under the empty side to fold it over.
Sometimes folding the omelet can be tricky. What I do is load the filling on one side of the omelet. That way, you can easily get your spatula under the empty side to fold it over. | Source

10 Different Ways to Cook Eggs

Eggs really are one of the most versatile foods around. They can be used in recipes for baked goods or casseroles, but they also stand alone as a great food by themselves. I can make a whole meal out of them. I already mentioned that they are cheap. They are also low in calories--depending on how they are made. Here are ten of my favorite ways to cook eggs.

1. Scrambled Eggs

This is easy. Throw several eggs in a non-stick pan, pour in a little bit of milk, and mix. Stir occasionally until eggs are thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also spice scrambled eggs up with chopped jalapenos or tomatoes, and even top them off with cheese or salsa.

2. Egg Over-Easy (or fried)

Well, we called it a fried egg where I grew up. Put an egg in grease or oil and cook it on both sides until cooked. I always liked them cooked just enough to cook the white part but leave the yolk soft. Others like them cooked longer so that the yolk hardens. You pick! Then add salt and pepper to taste.

A fried egg might be “country talk” for an egg over-easy, which involves cooking an egg on one side, and then turning it over once during the cooking process. An egg that is cooked sunny-side up is not turned, but some cooks baste the top by splashing the oil up onto the yolk.

3. Poached Eggs

I didn’t really discover the wonderfulness of poached eggs until I was an adult--and now? I love them! I feel I've been missing out all these years! My boyfriend (now ex) made them for me, and I was hooked. I bought a four-egg poacher for myself. The eggs go into round holders in the pan, and water boils underneath. I bought a poacher for my boyfriend since he loved making them, and sadly, the eggs stuck like crazy. The poacher pan I had bought at Aldi worked great, so when my b/f became an ex, I was glad that I had kept my own poacher so that I wouldn't have to depend on him for delicious poached eggs.

Take the eggs out when they are just past the slimy stage. Eat them with a little salt and pepper. Also, try mixing them with crushed crackers.That's my favorite way. You can also try them with cut up toast for variety.

How to Cook Poached Eggs

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Eggs in poacher panPoached eggs cooking on the stoveEggs are done and poured in bowl. Just add salt, pepper, and crackers, if you wish!
Eggs in poacher pan
Eggs in poacher pan | Source
Poached eggs cooking on the stove
Poached eggs cooking on the stove
Eggs are done and poured in bowl. Just add salt, pepper, and crackers, if you wish!
Eggs are done and poured in bowl. Just add salt, pepper, and crackers, if you wish!

Chef Paul shows you how to make a poached egg if you don't have an egg poacher.

4. Omelets

Omelets are a bit more complicated, but, boy, are they yummy! I like to take three eggs for a good-sized omelet. Mix eggs with a little milk. Pour into non-stick pan sprayed with cooking spray. Cook slowly so as not to burn. Have your ingredients ready beforehand that you want to put in your omelet. Once the bottom of the omelet starts to hold together, you can add your fillings.

The possibilities are endless. Use any combination of cheese, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, scallions, tomatoes, jalapenos, black or green olives, bacon, ham, or any other of your favorite fillers. Be creative. I love a spinach and cheese omelet! Take spatula and fold one side of omelet onto the other side. Let it cook until egg is no longer runny. You can top your creation with sour cream (my personal favorite), salsa, or even a Hollandaise sauce.

5. Boiled Eggs

If you can boil water, you can make this easy treat. Put water in a pan, bring water to a boil, and boil as many eggs as you want for seven minutes. Perfect every time.

Eat these eggs plain or chop up in salads. Boiled eggs make an excellent quick high-protein breakfast. You can also make deviled eggs or egg salad and other “salads,” which I will discuss shortly.

6. Fried Egg Sandwich

Simple and filling! Just fry an egg like we talked about earlier. Cook it enough so that the yolk isn’t too soft and spilling out of your sandwich. Put the egg between two pieces of your favorite bread with mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip, if that’s your preference). Add cheese, if you’d like. Even a thin piece of ham is tasty on an egg sandwich. Make your own egg sandwich once, and you will be hooked!

Yummy deviled eggs!
Yummy deviled eggs! | Source

7. Deviled Eggs

These little "devils" sure are tasty! Run cold water over your boiled eggs. Peel and half them. Separate yolk with spoon. Mix with mayo, a squirt of mustard, and sweet pickle relish (to your taste). Add salt and pepper. Spoon into halved egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika.

Oh, I love these little guys. I could eat a whole tray of them myself!

And is it worth it to have a deviled egg tray to serve these guys in? I think so. I inherited an old ceramic deviled egg plate from my mom, and since then my step-mother has given me a plastic container with a lid that's great to take places. My brother even borrowed it! I make deviled eggs enough that I think it's worth it to have specialized containers.

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8. Egg (and other) Salads

For egg salad, chop up your boiled eggs with mayo, a squirt of mustard, salt and pepper, and your choice of the following: sweet or dill relish, chopped dill pickles, or green olives. I’ve tried them all, and they are all excellent…or should I say eggs-cellent! For other "salads," follow these instructions, but add ham, chicken, turkey, or tuna, to make ham

9. French Toast

With French toast, you don’t taste the egg as much, but this is a great treat! Mix up about one egg per two or three pieces of bread. Add milk and vanilla flavoring to egg mixture. Sop bread with it and fry in small amount of oil or cooking spray. Turn to get both sides browned. Sprinkle with cinnamon and/or powdered sugar. Top with syrup.

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Now we’re getting more complicated. Find recipes in your favorite cookbooks or through Google searches if you want to challenge yourself with these egg recipes.

I’ve made several quiches. They’re not really difficult. They just take a little more time and sometimes more ingredients.

When you search for a recipe online, type in the ingredients you want in a quiche, breakfast casserole, or other item. I have a favorite spinach quiche with Swiss cheese that I love to make any time!

What have I left out? What are some of your favorite ways to cook eggs? There are so many different ways! Whatever you decide upon, enjoy your eggs!


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    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love egg. This was nice information. Useful hub and I love your tips above. Thanks for writing and share with us. Well done, Victoria. I am glad to know you here. Cheers..


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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thank you, prasetio30! I do appreciate it. I love anything with eggs, so I enjoyed writing this hub.

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      SangHue 5 years ago

      I will recommend my son to read your articles since he just moved out and is trying to learn how to cook and eggs are probably the easiest thing to make.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      That's right, SangHue. I agree!

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      VENZKHVAM 5 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers


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      SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

      Cooking eggs is an art by itself :)

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      Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

      I looooove french toast and quiche the most! Great hub, informative and simple recipes. Voted up and useful.

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      miccimom 5 years ago from U.S.A

      I love eggs! The video was great. I never tried poaching before. I will give it a try. Great Hub! Voted up and useful.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks! I liked the video, too. I have used a poacher, but I might try the method on the video and see how it turns out!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I read this article the other day but didn't leave a comment here. I am coming back to redeem myself. I love eating eggs. Every way that they can be cooked. I have even eaten partially developed chicken and duck eggs. Yes, I know it sounds gross, but I tried it, as it is very popular in Southeast Asia, and I will try any food at least once. I once ate Crickets fried in a Peanut Sauce; they were very delicious! The only method of eating eggs that I haven't tried is Poached Eggs because I used to make them at a breakfast restaurant that I used to work at, and they smell after a while! This is a Useful and Informative Hub and I am Voting Up and Sharing.


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      Recipe Gal 5 years ago

      What a fun article! I think my favorite way to eat eggs is scrambled with a little parmesan cheese in them! I also love my mother-in-law's breakfast casserole though! It is delicious!

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      Now you've done it! You've made me hungry at this time of night,and I'm out of eggs, lol. Voted up and awesome!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Well, thanks, JS. TRY the poached eggs if you can get past the smell. haha. I think you would love them, especially if you can eat partially cooked duck eggs. I like trying new things, but.... haha. Thanks for the vote! I do appreciate you.

      recipe gal--Parmesan cheese is a great idea. And maybe you should submit your mother-in-law's breakfast casserole. Do you have recipe hubs? I'm a sucker for those.

      Exotic Hippie Queen. Go get some eggs! and thanks for the votes. I skimmed over some of your hubs earlier. You seem like an interesting person. I'm going to have to look more closely! thanks, everyone!

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      chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

      Eggs are good! Have you tried steam egg with tamarind and ground pork? My Dad love it! He say it is very tasty and I think you should try it. You hatch about 5 eggs in a bowl, add sugar, salt, tamarind...then add ground pork, stir it...and black pepper. Then steam it about 30min to an hour...serve it with lettuce and cucumber. Homemade are way better than restaurant. lol ^_^

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      That sounds good, chanroth. And different--I like trying different recipes. I LOVE eggs. There are so many ways to make them!!!!!

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      truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Reading this article made me want to eat some eggs right away. Very detailed, great job.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      hahaha. that's great, truthfornow. I could eat some eggs, too, myself! Glad you liked the hub.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I love eggs....every way you described sounds scrumptious!!! Fantastic hub!!! On The View today Whoopi shared she doesn't eat eggs. She said "I have eggs and won't eat mine so why would I eat a chickens eggs." I thought it was funnier the way Whoopi said it :) Voted UP!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Haha, that is funny about Whoopi, Sunshine! She sure is missing out, though. Thanks for the comments and the vote!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Very true Whoopi is missing out on eggs. She cracks me up (no pun intended) lol

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