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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:

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


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:


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