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21 Reasons Hard-Boiled Eggs Are The Only Eggs You Need

The perfectly packable protein you've probably forsaken.

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There are nearly endless ways to cook an egg.

Scrambled, fried, poached: There's a time for every approach to shine.

Even kicking your dinner up a notch!

But where's the love for the HARD-BOILED egg?

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Somehow, when an egg gets boiled, it's confined to being either a quick snack or in a freaking cobb salad.

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SO. BORING.

And they got this weird association with that kid who ate eggs everyday in middle school.

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But guys, hard-boiled eggs are the shit. And here are the recipes to prove it.

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1. Open-Faced Egg, Watercress & Bacon Sandwich

This would be way too sloppy with a poached egg. Recipe here.
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This would be way too sloppy with a poached egg. Recipe here.

2. Umami Egg

All the benefits of eggs in a much more manageable package. Recipe here.
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All the benefits of eggs in a much more manageable package. Recipe here.

3. Fried Hard-Boiled Eggs In Tamarind Sauce

When in doubt, fry it. Recipe here.
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When in doubt, fry it. Recipe here.

4. Sriracha and Wasabi Deviled Eggs

Even boring recipes get a spicy twist. Recipe here.
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Even boring recipes get a spicy twist. Recipe here.

5. Spinach and Egg Strudel

Step up your breakfast sandwich game. Recipe here.
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Step up your breakfast sandwich game. Recipe here.

6. Kedgeree with Eggs and Tarragon Butter

Kedgeree is an awesome Indian rice dish popular in the UK. Recipe here.
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Kedgeree is an awesome Indian rice dish popular in the UK. Recipe here.

7. Lemony Raw Kale Salad With Egg

It's like a mimosa in protein-packed salad form. Recipe here.
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It's like a mimosa in protein-packed salad form. Recipe here.

8. Egg Salad Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Bibb Lettuce

If you're making egg salad, there's only one way to cook those bad boys. Recipe here.
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If you're making egg salad, there's only one way to cook those bad boys. Recipe here.

9. Best Potato Salad

This potato salad brought to you by hard-boiled eggs. Recipe here.
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This potato salad brought to you by hard-boiled eggs. Recipe here.

10. Egg Masala

Perfect for lazy weeknights. Recipe here.
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Perfect for lazy weeknights. Recipe here.

11. Collard Greens, Blue Potato, and Bacon Cobb Salad

If you must do a cobb salad, do it right. Recipe here.
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If you must do a cobb salad, do it right. Recipe here.

12. Salade Niçoise

Try getting fancy by adding some tuna and making it ~niçoise~. Recipe here.
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Try getting fancy by adding some tuna and making it ~niçoise~. Recipe here.

13. The Perfect Gribiche Sauce.

A deliciously creamy aioli-type sauce that's great with fish and chicken. Recipe here.
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A deliciously creamy aioli-type sauce that's great with fish and chicken. Recipe here.

14.

Put that sauce to use and take your side dish to the next level. Recipe here.
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Put that sauce to use and take your side dish to the next level. Recipe here.

15. Stuffed Chipotle Meatballs

These meatballs have a hard-boiled egg in the center!
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These meatballs have a hard-boiled egg in the center!

16. Breakfast Meatloaf

They're right at home in a meatloaf, too. Recipe here.
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They're right at home in a meatloaf, too. Recipe here.

17. Argentine Beef Empanadas

Argentina knows what I'm talking about. Recipe here.
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Argentina knows what I'm talking about. Recipe here.

18. Spinach Gratin with Hard-Boiled Eggs

Spinach, cheese, egg: The Trifecta. Recipe here.
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Spinach, cheese, egg: The Trifecta. Recipe here.

19. Baked Scotch Eggs

So much easier that it looks. Recipe here.
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So much easier that it looks. Recipe here.

20. Portuguese Pizza

Hard-boiled eggs crumbles keep this pizza from getting too egg-y. Recipe here.
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Hard-boiled eggs crumbles keep this pizza from getting too egg-y. Recipe here.

21. Soy Sauce Eggs

Keep it classy with monochrome. Recipe here.
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Keep it classy with monochrome. Recipe here.

Now go make your next meal egg-cellent!

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