I think it’s become pretty clear that I love eggs. From my crispy egg experience to an “ode to eggs,” I’ve tried eggs in a lot of different ways. Some of them I’ve shared on my Instagram, and some haven’t been shared anywhere – I just appreciate them on my own. I don’t really think there’s a bad way to eat an egg.
Without further adieu, the ten best ways to consume eggs:
10. In an omelette
I don’t have anything against omelettes, but I’m what some might call an egg purist. I love eggs on their own, but when you combine them with delicious fillings (and cheese!), you can’t go wrong. An omelette with roasted red peppers, caramelized onion and goat cheese is hard to beat.
One time I tried to make my own soy sauce eggs at home to post on this blog. Unfortunately, they didn’t work out so well – I couldn’t figure out the best amount of time to marinate them for. But when you get a GOOD soy sauce egg, with a runny yolk and a salty, sweet exterior, it’s really, really good. I’d like to try tea eggs too.
8. In soup
Egg drop soup is delicious if you get it from the right place. I’m not talking about the gelatinous goop from most Chinese take out restaurants–I’m talking about authentic, creamy egg drop soup. It’s the perfect meal for a cold day or if you feel sickness coming on.
7. On a sandwich
I work at a burger place that serves a “Steak and Egg Burger” with cheese, bacon and an over easy egg. It’s delicious. But my love for eggs on sandwiches extends beyond burgers. Have you ever had a BELT (a.k.a. a BLT with an egg on top, too)? Go make one. Now. That yummy, drippy yolk adds so much flavor.
6. In a bowl of risotto
Again, the yolk makes this one. When you break open a soft boiled or poached egg into a bowl of risotto, mix it up and take your first bite, you’ll be in heaven. With a little bit of parmesan or pecorino on top, you won’t be able to stop yourself from eating the whole bowl. Yum.
5. On top of a salad
When you add a poached egg to a salad that’s already bursting with flavor but has a light dressing, the egg adds that extra “oomph” to make your salad perfect. I’m envisioning a spinach salad with capers, onion and thick bacon, along with a light oil and vinegar on top. Add a warm egg and you’ve got one good salad.
4. Soft scrambled eggs
I owe my discovery of these delicious eggs to Chrissy Teigen. Yes, the Sports Illustrated model turned food blogger. I saw her making these creamy, slow-cooked scrambled eggs on TV and had to try it. Little did I know that this technique would take over my life. With a little salted butter, low heat and good eggs, you can create a perfect breakfast in very little time.
3. The plain old fried egg
Like I said, I’m an egg purist. Once again, salted butter and a good egg go together like bacon and eggs. Flip your egg once and you’ve got a quick and easy, filling, healthy meal. Add lots of pepper and some salt. I like to keep the middle runny and dip good, crusty bread in it. Plus, you can add this to the top of a pizza and have pretty good results.
2. Soft boiled
I love the versatility of soft boiled eggs (ranking just behind a good crispy, olive oil fried egg). You can eat them alone, add them to a salad or pasta–whatever you want. Additionally, if you cook them for a little bit longer, you can make delicious egg salad or a different kind of salad topping. Soft boiled eggs are wonderful because their outer white can be seasoned so easily, which makes them delightful to eat on their own.
1. Crispy egg
As mentioned earlier in this post, the crispy egg is definitely my favorite way to make eggs. I discovered these from Smitten Kitchen’s food blog and I don’t regret it. Just make sure that you’ve got a lid for the pan you make it in because the olive oil really pops and splashes when you add the egg in! Again, keep the yolk runny and eat this delicious meal with good bread. Season lightly with salt and pepper – nothing else is needed.
What’s your favorite way to eat eggs?