Beginner’s Guide To Cooking Eggs- 6 Easy Recipes

I know cooking can seem scary, but I promise that it’s easier than it looks. I have a friend who didn’t know how to cook. When she moved out on her own, her solution to providing meals for herself was to buy 7 different kinds of cereal…a different flavor for every day of the week.

Today, we’re going to tackle how to cook eggs. Why? Because eggs are a cheap source of protein [I’ve found that they’re consistently around $1.25 at Trader Joe’s] and there’s many ways to prepare them. And honestly, eggs are a great, go-to staple that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and even snacks!

Here are 6 recipes I’ve found/personally use to demystify how to cook eggs. With these guides, you’ll be whipping up some egg-cellent creations in no time.

1. How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Do you want to know the secret to perfect hard-boiled eggs? You actually steam them. This is my go-to recipe for when I make hard-boiled eggs to snack on throughout the week. I use the 6 minute suggestion for a creamy yolk.

Found from Huffington Post via American Express Tumblr

2. Three Ingredient Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce

Baked Eggs in Marinara Sauce | 3 ingredients are all you need to make these delicious Italian flavored baked eggs!

This is a great weekend recipe when I want something that’s a little elevated, but is still super easy to make. For an added boost of nutrition, I’ll add in a handful of spinach to the marinara sauce prior to adding the eggs. Serve alongside some buttered toast to catch all of the runny yolk goodness.

Found via: Recipe Runner

3. Crispy Fried Eggs- My Favorite Way To Eat Eggs

Crispy fried eggs are near and dear to my heart, because this is how my parents prepared eggs for me as a kid [maybe it’s an Asian thing?]. I often enjoy two crispy fried eggs over some rice with a dash of soy sauce as a lazy dinner. It also makes a fantastic sandwich if you toast some bread, add some mayo and then layer in your fried eggs.

Found via: Nom Nom Paleo

4. Poached Eggs

Is it just me or are poached eggs the most intimidating way to cook eggs? I had tried almost 10-15 different ways before hearing about this method via Kenji Lopez-Alt from Serious Eats. This method really is fool-proof: just make sure to follow the temperature guidelines with a proper thermometer, and don’t “guesstimate.” This is the thermometer I use.

5. Eggs In A Basket

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This is a great quick snack because I almost always have eggs, bread, and butter on hand. It seems to have different names: “Egg-in-the-Hole,” “Egg Toast,” “Eggs in a Basket”- but regardless of the name, it is delicious. I use this recipe from The Pioneer Woman, but I find that half a tablespoon of butter is sufficient.

Found via: The Pioneer Woman

6. Baked Omelet Muffins

These small baked omelet muffins are a great make-a-head breakfast item. They’re tasty and loaded with protein to help you feel full. I like using mushrooms, spinach, tomato, diced black olives, and some feta cheese.

I really hope I was able to provide value to you and share some easy ways to enjoy eggs any time of day. Do you have any favorite simple egg recipes? Let me know in the comments below!

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