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Cook an Egg: What do you need to do that?

Updated on June 19, 2014

What kitchen tools do you need to cook an egg? Let's consider that a bit! ;-)

How do you cook an egg? Fry, boil, or what? Do you use a pan, a pot, a skillet, or some specialized tool? This lens will share some options and ask you to suggest others you may use... Let's see what happens! ;-)

Personally, I love eggs cooked about any way. Scrambled, poached and omelet are my top choices. What are yours?

Photo of an egg courtesy of WIkimedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_eggs

Frying pans

The first tool that comes to mind is a frying pan. Break the egg into the frying pan and it cooks. There are a few more issues we need to know about, like heat level and seasonings, for starters, but you can cook your egg in a frying pan! ;-)

Fry an Egg?

Do you like to fry your eggs?

Fried egg, sunny side up

Fried egg, sunny side up
Fried egg, sunny side up

Spatula

May I suggest you'll need a spatula or similar tool to get you egg out of the skillet and onto your plate.

You'll need it, also, if you want to turn it in the skillet - if sunny side up is not your choice.

Sunny side up or over easy?

How do you like your fried egg? You may prefer it cooked hard - but you'll have to add that in your comment, along with any other option you may think of... ;-)

Sunny side up or over easy?

Colored hard boiled eggs
Colored hard boiled eggs

Perhaps you would prefer to boil your egg...

Hard boiled eggs are useful for many things. They can be peeled and eaten directly. Yum! I'll have mine with salt, thanks! ;-)

Boiled eggs are called for in many recipies. They can also me sliced on salads. How do you use boiled eggs?

In the photo, from 'a few years ago,' two of my daughters have just colored their hard boiled eggs for Easter.

How do you boil an egg? Put it in a sauce pan or a pot, of course!

You'll need a pot or a pan, perhaps, to boil and egg. At least that is the simplest and most direct way. There may be a special tool to boil an egg? What do you suggest?

A plain omlette
A plain omlette

Perhaps you would prefer an omlette... ;-)

You can do that with your skillet and spatula, or, you can get an omlette maker... which do you choose?

Photo courtesy of WIkimedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omlette

Looking Forward to your Comments on this Lens! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @TanoCalvenoa: Yes, I agree. Lots of great ways to enjoy eggs! ;-)

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      I love this overview of one of the best foods on Earth. I have fun making eggs in a variety of ways, and adding various other ingredients to whatever I make with them.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @acemann: What else? ;-)

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      acemann 5 years ago

      my favorite...eggs

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @tonybonura: You are very kind! ;-)

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      Tony Bonura 5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I guess I just love eggs, so too do I love this lens.

      TonyB

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @MintySea: Just had some for brunch! ;-)

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      Mmm eggs

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @TheBlueRoom: Of course you would! ;-)

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      TheBlueRoom 5 years ago

      I like green eggs......and ham

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Ahdilarum: Yes, sir. For sure! ;-)

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      eggs are still debated as veg or nonveg.. but still it is my favourite, simple healthy one..

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Scarlettohairy: Thank you. Couldn't agree more! ;-)

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      CharlieAlford 5 years ago

      Lovely read. It made me realise I haven't had a proper boiled egg in years. You've inspired my lunch. Eggs and soldiers it is : )

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Eggs really are the perfect food! Economical, tasty, and good for you.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @CharlieAlford: Have a good one. Always glad to help out! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @dream1983: Thanks, and it is time for breakfast! ;-)

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Awesome lens, great job!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Great idea... ! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @LizardKing3: Thank you! Much appreciated! ;-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm going to have a fried egg.. :D

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      LizardKing3 5 years ago

      Great lens to read!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @moonlitta: Thanks... that ruined my next breakfast! ;-)

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      Thank you! Eggs are always fascinating- you never know what's cooking inside;)

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      I love a good omelet. Just realized I haven't eaten breakfast yet.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @kulla: Thank you. Sometimes simple can be the best thing! ;-)

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      kulla 5 years ago

      Already feel hungry on reading this lens. Good one. Liked it

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @captainj88: Thank you for participating! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @halloweenprops: Thank you... that is encouraging! ;-)

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      halloweenprops 5 years ago

      When I saw the lens title I just HAD to click through! ;)

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I enjoy eggs poached hard or scrambled. This was fun, I enjoyed the polls.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @ItayaLightbourne: Thanks for the comment... I'm about to go have mine... poached, today! ;-)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Just had my eggs for breakfast. Sunny side up for me. Nice article! :)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @WriterJanis2: Breakfast is good any time of day, for sure! How about right now! ;-)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Now you've got me craving breakfast.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Sunflower2423: For sure. I'd like one right now... ;-)

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      Sunflower2423 5 years ago

      Very nice lens on the different ways to make eggs. I enjoyed reading it. I love omlets and eggs equally. Both of these you can put vegtables, meats ect. in them to make them taste great.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: I did notice some of the best lenses are based on the simplest ideas. Thanks for noticing... I love omelette, as well! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @chas65: For sure... I'd like one right now, as a matter of fact! ;-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Preparing an egg seems so obvious... Not many would think to make a lens about it. Great idea!

      (btw, I always go with "omelette")

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      chas65 5 years ago

      There are times when a great egg sandwich just hits the spot.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @AllisonsAttic: Me too! Thanks for your comments! ;-)

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      AllisonsAttic 5 years ago

      Love eggs!! many different ways...deviled eggs are really good too!