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9 Different Ways To Cook Eggs

I love making eggs. They are very versatile and there are a variety of different ways you can cook eggs.

They make a great breakfast option the whole family can enjoy. In this article, we will go through 9 different ways you can cook eggs. Let’s get started.

What Are The Different Ways To Cook Eggs

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How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are easy to make, but they can be hard to tell when they are done. Let’s go through the steps of making hard boiled eggs.

Instructions:

  • The first thing you need to do is place the eggs in a pot.
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  • Fill the pot with cold water just covering the eggs.
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  • Next, you will place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil over high heat.
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  • Once the water boils, then you will cover it with a lid and remove it from the stove. Set a timer for 4-12 minutes depending on the type of eggs you want. Keep the lid on and don’t remove it until the time is over.
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  • While your eggs are resting you will want to fill another pot or bowl with cold water and ice.
  • When your eggs are done you will remove them carefully from the hot water and place them in the cold water for 9 minutes.
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  • After that time is done you will take the eggs out and gently tap them on a surface to crack a bit and then peel them. Rinse the egg under cold water to remove any remaining shells or pieces.
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  • Now your hard-boiled eggs are ready to enjoy.

How Long To Boil Eggs

Soft Boiled Eggs- 4 minutes

Medium Boiled Eggs- 6 minutes

Hard Boiled Eggs- 12 minutes

Tips

Buy your eggs in advance. I find older eggs work better for making hard boiled eggs.

Make sure you put the eggs in the cold ice water before peeling. This makes the eggs easier to peel.

How To Store Hard Boiled Eggs

Store peeled or unpeeled hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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How To Make Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are another easy way to cook eggs. They make a very good filling breakfast that you can eat with toast or top with cheese.

Instructions:

  • In a bowl crack 5 large eggs, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Whisk around well.
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  • Heat a large frying pan with oil over medium heat.
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  • Add the eggs to the frying pan and cook. Make sure to stir around frequently.
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  • Cook until eggs become thick and there is no liquid visible.

How Long To Cook Scrambled Eggs

Cook the scrambled eggs for 3-5 minutes. The eggs are done when they are thick and there is no liquid visible.

How To Store

Store scrambled eggs in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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How To Make A Omelette

Omelets are an excellent recipe to make with eggs that you can add a variety of different ingredients to. I like to add bacon bits and mushrooms to my omelette. My son loves to add sausages and cheese to his.

Instructions:

  • In a bowl add 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon water, 1/4 teaspoon salt. Whisk around well.
  • Heat a frying pan over high heat with butter or oil.
  • After heated add eggs to the frying pan and turn down the heat to medium.
  • Lift the edges of the egg and tilt the pan to make sure all the liquid is evenly in the pan.
  • Add any of your filling ingredients like bacon, sausage, mushrooms, and cheese. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then fold the omelette and enjoy.

How To Store

Store omelette in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Wrap tightly in an airtight container or freezer bags and freeze for up to 3 months.

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How To Make Fried Eggs

Fried eggs are another fast and easy way to cook eggs.

Instructions:

Sunny-Side Up

  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat with butter or oil. When the pan is heated crack the egg into the frying pan.
  • Cover the frying pan with a lid and cook until the whites are set in but the egg yolk is runny.
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan and enjoy with toast.

Over Easy Eggs

  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat with butter or oil.
  • When the pan is heated crack the egg into the frying pan.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip over and cook for an additional 1 minute.
  • Remove from the frying pan and enjoy.

Over Medium Eggs

  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat with butter or oil.
  • When the pan is heated crack the egg into the frying pan.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip over and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from the frying pan.

Over Hard Eggs

  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat with oil or butter.
  • When the pan is heated crack the egg into the frying pan.
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  • Cook for 3 minutes and then flip over and cook for 4-5 minutes.
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  • Remove from the frying pan.

Season with salt and pepper after cooking.

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How To Make Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs make the perfect side dish.

Instructions:

  • Place the eggs in a pot and fill the pot with cold water just covering the eggs.
  • Place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and cover the pot with a lid.
  • Let the eggs stand for 14 minutes.
  • When the time is done then fill a bowl or pot with cold water and ice. Place eggs into the water for 9 minutes.
  • After that time is done you will take the eggs out and gently tap them on a surface to crack a bit and then peel them. Rinse the egg under cold water to remove any remaining shells or pieces.
  • After peeling the eggs slice them lengthwise and remove the yolks and place them in a separate bowl. Place the whites on a serving dish.
  • Next, you will mash the yolks with a fork. Add 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 teaspoon salt, a pinch of pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of mustard to it and stir around.
  • Add the yolk mixture to the inside of the egg whites.
  • Sprinkle with basil and cilantro and enjoy.

How To Make Baked Eggs

Baked eggs are an easy way to cook eggs. Make egg Mcmuffins with your baked eggs.

Instructions:

  • The first thing you will need to do is preheat the oven to 350.
  • Next, you will spray or grease your muffin pan with oil or nonstick cooking spray.
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  • Crack eggs into the muffin pan and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 12-18 minutes, depending on how done you like your eggs.
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  • Remove from the oven, add your favorite seasoning on top and enjoy.

These are some of the ways that you can cook eggs. Eggs are very versatile so there are a variety of different ways you can cook and prepare them. They make the perfect breakfast. You can also cut them up and make egg salads or sandwiches. What is your favorite way to cook eggs?

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