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14 New Ways To Cook An Egg

Time for something different.

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There's no denying that eggs are the perfect food — but cooking them the same darn way every morning can get boring...

So here are 14 ways to switch things up:

1. Cook a cloud-like egg with a runny center by whipping the whites and burying the yolk in them...

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What to eggspect: Trendy cloud eggs with runny yolks that are totally worthy of a 'gram.

How to do it: Separate the whites from the yolk, whip the whites, then fill a ring mold or cookie cutter placed in a hot pan with them. Bury the yolk in the whites, then let it cook (flipping once).

See step-by-step directions here.

2. Or just whip the whites, then fold the yolks back in before turning 'em into an omelette.

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What to eggspect: A cross between an omelette and a soufflé.

How to do it: Separate the whites from the yolks, whip into stiff peaks, fold the yolks back in, and cook the mixture like a typical omelette.

See step-by-step directions here.

3. Make customizable Korean steamed eggs that are perfect for meal prepping.

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What to eggspect: A savory crème brûlée-type custard loaded with all kinds of delicious toppings.

How to do it: Combine eggs, water, and salt in a bowl, then transfer into ramekins. Place 'em in a pot of simmering water with a lid, and let them steam. When they start to set, add whatever toppings you like and continue cooking until they're fully set.

See step-by-step directions here.

4. Make crispy-on-the outside, runny-on-the-inside poached eggs...

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What to eggspect: A poached egg, only crispy.

How to do it: Poach an egg, then dredge it in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Fry it up and serve it on an english muffin for the best Eggs Benedict ever.

See step-by-step directions here.

5. Or use a similar technique to make crispy deviled eggs.

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What to eggspect: Creamy deviled eggs with a contrasting crispy texture.

How to do it: Boil your eggs, pop the yolk out to make the filling, then dredge the whites in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Fry them up, and fill with your egg yolk/mayo mixture.

See step-by-step directions here.

6. Bake eggs on a sheet tray topped with cheese and all kinds of good stuff.

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What to eggspect: Basically a quiche — only thinner and cut into squares.

How to do it: Combine eggs, heavy cream, and whatever toppings you want (like caramelized onions!) in a bowl. Dump onto a buttered sheet tray, dot with cheese, and bake.

See step-by-step directions here.

7. Make perfect sunny-side up eggs in the microwave by using a heated plate and poking the yolk.

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What to eggspect: A regular ol' fried egg (without browning).

How to do it: Warm a microwave-safe plate in the microwave for two minutes. Place a pat of butter on top of it, let it melt, then crack an egg directly on top of it. Gently poke the yolk with a knife (to prevent it from exploding) and microwave for about 45 seconds.

See step-by-step directions here. (Cooking time may vary depending on microwave strength, so check it frequently.)

8. Smoke your hard-boiled eggs to take them to the next level.

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What to eggspect: Hard-boiled eggs full of smokey flavor.

How to do it: Hard-boil some eggs, peel 'em, and smoke them. You can totally do this outside on a grill (like the GIF above), but you can also do it inside to make things easier.

See step-by-step directions for outside smoking here, and inside smoking here.

9. Make butter-poached eggs for the ultimate indulgent breakfast.

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What to eggspect: A cross between a buttery fried egg and a soft poached egg.

How to do it: Add a good amount of butter to a pot and heat it up (but not too hot!). Add an egg and slowly let it cook. Once the whites are set, take it out with a slotted spoon and serve it up.

See step-by-step directions here.

10. Make tamagoyaki (AKA a Japanese rolled omelete).

What to eggspect: Something kinda like a crêpe, but eggy (and a bit sweet).How to do it: Combine eggs with dashi (a broth made out of seaweed and dried fish), sugar, and soy sauce. Cook the mixture in a pan and roll it over itself every few minutes until it forms a tight spiral shape — this might take some practice, but it's totally worth it.See step-by-step directions here.
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What to eggspect: Something kinda like a crêpe, but eggy (and a bit sweet).

How to do it: Combine eggs with dashi (a broth made out of seaweed and dried fish), sugar, and soy sauce. Cook the mixture in a pan and roll it over itself every few minutes until it forms a tight spiral shape — this might take some practice, but it's totally worth it.

See step-by-step directions here.

11. Cook them inside of falafel.

What to eggspect: A scotch egg, only falafel-ized.How to do it: Soft boil some eggs, make a standard falafel mixture, then just wrap it around the eggs and fry 'em!See step-by-step directions here.
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What to eggspect: A scotch egg, only falafel-ized.

How to do it: Soft boil some eggs, make a standard falafel mixture, then just wrap it around the eggs and fry 'em!

See step-by-step directions here.

12. Cook them entirely in a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix).

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What to eggspect: Standard scrambled eggs, only easier to make.

How to do it: Add some eggs and whatever add-ins you like (water, cream, etc.) to your blender. Cook 'em on high speed and watch as the friction begins cooking them.

See step-by-step directions here. (Note: this only works with high-powdered blenders.)

13. Marinate your boiled eggs in soy sauce to give them a beautiful tan color and deep, salty flavor.

What to eggspect: Regular ol' boiled eggs, only way more flavorful.How to do it: Boil eggs to your liking (typical soy sauce eggs have a jammy yolk), peel them, and marinate 'em in a mixture of sugar, sherry vinegar, and soy sauce.See step-by-step directions here.
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What to eggspect: Regular ol' boiled eggs, only way more flavorful.

How to do it: Boil eggs to your liking (typical soy sauce eggs have a jammy yolk), peel them, and marinate 'em in a mixture of sugar, sherry vinegar, and soy sauce.

See step-by-step directions here.

14. Make perfect hard-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot.

What to eggspect: Perfect boiled eggs that are easy to peel.How to do it: Insert the grate into your Instant Pot and arrange some eggs on it. Turn it on, and once it comes to pressure, cook them for six minutes.See step-by-step directions here.
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What to eggspect: Perfect boiled eggs that are easy to peel.

How to do it: Insert the grate into your Instant Pot and arrange some eggs on it. Turn it on, and once it comes to pressure, cook them for six minutes.

See step-by-step directions here.

Have any exciting or unusual ways you like to cook eggs? Let us know in the comments!

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