There may be hundreds of ways to cook eggs if not thousands. They can be used as supporting ingredients in recipes or they can be prepared on their own. If any food deserves the name “superfood”, it’s definitely eggs. That’s perhaps because Eggs are incredibly versatile.

Eggs can be eaten for breakfast or served at any other time of the day. Additionally, they taste great and are extremely healthy. Eggs are high in vitamins and minerals, proteins, antioxidants, and healthy fats. And what’s more, this superfood is also incredibly cheap.

Tired of hard boiled eggs, or scrambled eggs? You’re in luck, because as the story goes, there are 100 different ways to cook eggs. Whether this is true or not, we may never know.

But here are 6 fun ways to cook eggs you should give a try. You may also like reading top 10 foods and drinks to try in the UK

1. Poached “Scrambled” Eggs

As the name of this recipe implies, this method of cooking eggs gives you eggs that are somewhere between poached and scrambled.

To make these beautiful, fluffy eggs, you’ll need a saucepan. Pour in a little water and bring it to simmer. Break your eggs into a bowl and beat them properly. Just like you would if you were making scrambled eggs.

Pour in your beaten eggs into the simmering water. If you want, you can add in a little bit of salt to the water before you pour in the eggs. Cover the pot for about 20-30seconds, then turn off the heat and open the saucepan.

At this point, your eggs should be floating on the surface of the water. Pour the eggs into a strainer over the sink as well as any excess water left in the saucepan.

Using a spoon, gently press the eggs onto the walls of the strainer to remove any excess water. You can put your eggs on a paper towel to remove any more water that may still be in the eggs.

The result of this way to cook eggs is fast, low-effort, fluffy “scrambled” eggs. To serve, you could sprinkle on some black pepper and maybe even a little bit of olive oil.

2. Microwaved Omelets

To create this egg-based masterpiece, you’ll need a microwave, a mug or ramekin, some cooking spray, and whatever you’d normally put in or on an omelette.

Spray the bottom and sides of a ramekin or mug with cooking spray and then break in an egg. Next, add in the rest of your omelette ingredients. These could be anything – shredded hash browns, cheese, tomatoes, vegetables, etc.

This method of cooking eggs is quite similar to the method of preparing a regular omelets. If you’d put it in a regular pan-made omelets, then odds are that it’ll work in your microwaved omelets.

Add in salt and any other seasoning into the mix. Beat lightly to mix all the ingredients together. Then, pop your mug or ramekin containing the mixture into the microwave and cook on high.

After 30 seconds, remove from the microwave and stir. Pop it back in and let it microwave, still on high, till the egg sets properly. This could take another 30 seconds or so.

Serve with toppings of your choice. Enjoy straight from the mug or ramekin, or turn it into a plate.

3. Devilled Eggs

This is a very easy but timeless way to cook eggs. Cut a hard-boiled egg into two length-wise and scoop out the yolks.

In a bowl, mash about twelve the egg yolks and combine with one tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar, two tablespoons of vegetable oil, half a teaspoon of salt and ground pepper each, and one and a half teaspoons of Dijon mustard.

Spoon this mixture back into the egg whites and serve as an appetizer or with lunch. Devilled eggs can be customised in an unlimited number of ways to suit your taste.

4. Quiche

Don’t be intimidated by the fancy name. Trust me, you don’t need to be an expert in French cuisine to make this egg dish. A quiche is a delicious pie of eggs and cheese.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to cook eggs, then this one isn’t for you. However, it is an incredibly tasty dish that you should definitely give a try when you have the time.

To reduce preparation time, you could use some store-bought pie crust instead of making yours from scratch. While preheating the oven to about 190°C, line a 9-inch pie tin with pie crust.

Break four large eggs into a bowl and beat them thoroughly. Eggs should be beaten well so that the quiche doesn’t come out too dense. Add in about 1 cup of milk or cream (or half-and-half), a pinch of ground nutmeg, and one teaspoon of salt.

Into the mixture, stir in one teaspoon of onion powder and half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Alternatively, you could sauté some chopped onions in oil using a skillet over a medium-low heat. Stir in a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pour the sautéed onions into the egg mixture. Add in grated cheese, preferably cheddar or gruyere cheese or any other cheese with a sharp flavour. This is important when using this method of cooking eggs because otherwise, the flavours in the dish could overpower the cheese.

Turn in the mixture into the crust and put in the preheated oven. Let it bake until cooked through. This should take about 30-45 minutes. After baking, let this dish sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

5. Prim-and-Proper Poached Eggs

Use this method of cooking eggs if you want a poached egg that holds a nice, uniform shape. It’s pretty easy to do.

Start by lining a tiny bowl with some plastic wrap. Spray wrap with oil and crack an egg into the plastic-lined bowl. Wrap the plastic around the egg to form a tight pouch. Next, simply drop the pouch into simmering water and cook for about 5-7 minutes.

6. Baked Eggs

Preheat the oven to about 170°C and coat a muffin tin with cooking spray. Break your eggs directly into the muffin tin.

To add some flavor, sprinkle some salt and pepper on the eggs. Put the tin into the oven and let bake for about 10-15 minutes. If you want runny yolks, don’t bake your eggs for too long. Even though this method of cooking eggs calls for a muffin tin, a ramekin can also be used.

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