30 New Ways to Cook Eggs

 

Whether they're scrambled, boiled, poached or baked, we simply can't get enough of eggs - the perfect protein-packed addition to breakfast, brunch or any old meal.

 

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Stuffed Potato Skin Skillet Hash with Fried Eggs

Those with hearty appetites will appreciate this Southwestern-tinged dish that's loaded with goodies — including a hidden layer of thick chive sour cream underneath the homemade maple sausage.

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Poached Eggs Benedict

Kelsey Nixon re-creates a classic Eggs Benedict by topping the open-faced poached egg sandwich with her creamy homemade hollandaise sauce.

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Simple Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs

This classic Mexican dish is easy to prepare when you use already-made tomatillo salsa and strips of rotisserie chicken.

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Spring Frittata Sliders

A little bit of patient prepping will allow you to throw these mini frittata sandwiches together quickly, which makes them perfect for serving a crowd. In the springtime, fill them with asparagus, peas and leeks, plus plenty of herbs and bacon.

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Spinach, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Frittata

Bacon and goat cheese lend their salty, savory flavors to this thick oven-crisped frittata. A grating or two of nutmeg adds an unexpected earthy note to this anytime-of-day dish.

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Baked Eggs in Creamy Polenta and Pepperoni Tomato Sauce

These baked eggs — served in individual dishes, and nestled in creamy polenta and tomato sauce — are perfect for a small, intimate brunch. Since they are finished in the oven, they don't require last-minute attention.

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Dilly Pickled Egg Salad

Gently simmer slightly older eggs and then peel them while they are still warm — this will yield tender, perfectly cooked eggs. Then, mix the mashed yolks, mayo and mustard with relish, dill, shallots and lemon zest for an egg salad with flavor and bite.

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Chesapeake Bay Deviled Eggs

These crab cake-inspired deviled eggs capture the full flavor of Chesapeake Bay seasoning. Gently simmer the eggs instead of boiling them and the yolks will remain tender.

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Cream of Corn Egg Drop Soup

Add a stream of eggs to a simmering pot of creamy corn stock to achieve ribbons of cooked egg in this Asian-inspired soup.

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Breakfast Burrito

Wrap up your morning eggs in a healthy whole-wheat tortilla with avocado, salsa, peppers and beans. Add a sprinkling of pepper jack cheese for some light indulgence.

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Fork-and-Knife Soft-Boiled Egg Sandwiches

Between the juicy tomatoes, velvety avocado, aioli and oozing egg yolk, you are going to need a fork and knife to tackle this substantial brunch sandwich.

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Soft Scrambled Eggs with Tomato Bruschetta

This Italian-inspired breakfast pairs cheesy scrambled eggs with a heaping portion of tomato and basil bruschetta.

Get the Recipe: Soft Scrambled Eggs with Romano and Black Pepper with Tomato Bruschetta

Carbonara Potatoes

Top decorative mounds of creamy potatoes with pancetta (or guanciale, if you can find it) and lightly baked eggs for an even-more-decadent take on the classic pasta dish.

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Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Gruyere Strata

Make this eggy, savory custard with spinach, herbs and Gruyere cheese. Top with sautéed cherry tomatoes for fresh, sweet flavor.

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Spring Vegetable and Poached-Egg Salad

A salad with poached eggs, roasted in-season vegetables, miso, fresh ginger and sesame oil has both French and Asian influences. Poach the eggs beforehand and gently reheat for easy entertaining.

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Breakfast Tacos with Chorizo, Egg and Potato

Spicy chorizo and chunks of potatoes add zest and some heft to this egg-filled breakfast taco, which is served with the usual Mexican accompaniments for a customized morning meal.

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Baguette with Goat Cheese and Poached Eggs

Start this elegant, French-inspired dish with a baguette base, then top with goat cheese, juicy heirloom tomatoes, poached eggs and vinaigrette-dressed microgreens.

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Cauliflower, Chevre, and Onion Quiche

Enriched with Gruyere and fresh chevre, and encased in a rosemary-flavored buttery crust, this quiche is an excellent make-ahead dish that can feed many.

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Egg White, Caramelized Onion and Fig Jam Sandwich

Add fig jam and caramelized onions to an egg white sandwich for a healthy, wholesome breakfast with a punch of sweet, savory flavor. Serve with a seasonal side salad to make it a meal.

Potato-Egg Salad

Prepare extra potatoes for this vinegar-based salad and then serve with an abundance of hard-boiled eggs. Chopped red peppers and minced chives make this a colorful side dish with bright flavors.

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Poached Eggs with Crab Salad and English Muffins

The star of this breakfast is the crab tossed with fresh herbs and citrus zest. When you take your first bite of poached egg, the soft, buttery yolk will melt into the crabmeat, making this dish even more luxurious.

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Dill Crepes with Turkey, Havarti and Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

A little preparation is key to perfectly preparing this meal: Arrange Havarti and Monterey Jack cheeses, turkey and eggs on your counter for quick crepe assembly.

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Sautéed Collard Green Omelet

Incorporate the flavors of traditional Southern collards — hearty greens, pancetta and hot sauce — into an oversized omelet for a filling breakfast with a twist.

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Stir-Fried Tomatoes with Eggs

Stir-fry eggs and sandwich them with tomatoes and scallions between steamed rice buns for an Asian-inspired meal.

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Bacon and Egg Rolls

Spice up this egg sandwich with a Mexican-inspired relish that packs some heat. Sauté peppers and red chiles with tomatoes and spices for the wonderful piquant topping.

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Open-Faced Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

Set the scene at your next brunch with these charming miniature egg salad sandwiches featuring jumbo lump crabmeat. When garnished with julienned radish and fresh dill, these sandwiches will add an air of elegance to any table.

Get the Recipe: Open-Faced Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches with Crab and Poppy Seeds on Pumpernickel

Harissa-Baked Eggs with Feta, Mint, and Black Olives

Poach eggs in a fiery harissa sauce and garnish with feta, mint and olives for a Mediterranean-inspired egg dish that'd be perfect for any meal.

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Country Ham and Fried Eggs on Angel Biscuits

Bobby Flay layers slices of country ham (he calls it "American prosciutto") and scrambled eggs on fluffy homemade biscuits. Serve the extra biscuits with fresh blackberry jam.

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Swiss Chard Tart

Laura's deep-dish tart is a heartier version of a French brunch classic: the quiche. She swaps in-season Swiss chard for spinach, then adds raisins and pine nuts for sweetness and crunch.

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Chocolate Toffee Meringue Cookies

Make perfectly crisp and light egg white meringues even better with the addition of chocolate-covered toffee pieces.

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