Favorite Egg Recipes

Favorite Egg Recipes

I suspect many of you will have leftover eggs this weekend - ones that escaped the egg hunt and the color bath. I thought I'd post a quick list of favorite egg recipes from the past few years to serve as inspiration. I'm also curious about your all-time favorite ways to prepare eggs, feel free to share in the comments. If you have a blog where you've done a write-up about your favorite egg recipe, link to it in the comments. I'll add the five or ten that look and sound most appetizing to this post (later in the week). I suspect I'll have to shut down the comments at some point, but I'd love to hear about the egg recipes you are passionate about. Not the ones you just sort-of like, or the ones that sounds good on paper. I'm curious about the ones you really love, the ones you rate a ten, the ones you turn to regularly, or the ones with a particularly unique point of view. Please don't paste entire recipes into the comments. If you are referencing a recipe from a book simply share the name of the book, author, and what page the recipe is on. Feel free to give a quick synopsis of the technique or paraphrase the overall gist of the recipe, but please don't paste it verbatim.

- A Tasty Frittata Recipe
The prettiest, tastiest, frittata recipe. Made with potatoes, onions, and eggs drizzled with a cilantro chile sauce.

- Skinny Omelettes
Eggs cooked crepe thin and stuffed. A delicious and lighter alternative to heavy, cheese-stuffed omelette recipes - great for lunch and brunch.

- Egg Salad Sandwich (the only one I'll eat)
The egg salad sandwich recipe I turn to multiple times a week. Light on the mayo, with good quality eggs, chopped celery, and a sprinkling of chives on thinly sliced whole grain bread.

- Curried Egg Salad
A variation on my favorite egg salad recipe (above), this version uses plain yogurt in place of mayo and incorporates curry powder, chopped apples, toasted pecans, and minced chives.

- Baked Eggs
Baked eggs in edible cups with cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and lots of vibrant spices.

- Poached Eggs Over Rice
An unassuming yet satisfying little rice bowl recipe - simply a reasonable serving of chard-flecked whole grain rice topped with a poached egg.

- Sweet Crepes
The perfect standard crepe recipe from Larousse Gastronomique, I've included many variations and topping suggestions here as well.

- Sun-dried Tomato Cottage Cheese Muffins
Golden, puffy, sun-dried tomato, and cottage cheese muffins. High in protein, low in carbs, they are a great, satisfying way to start the day.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I'll have a new recipe for you on Monday.

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  • Ok and one more...having grown up in a big Chinese Family, one dish in particular was comfort food for me and still is! Eggs and peas with oyster sauce! Sounds awful but it's lovely and for the veggies out there, Hoisin sauce is good too! Shell some enlish peas, about 1 cup (or use frozen) sautee lightly in some oil. Beat about 6 eggs and pour over the peas. Let whole thing cook and then scrape the egg mixture from the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan and let cook on low heat until eggs are set. Slice and serve over rice with oyster/hoisin sauce drizzled gernerously on top. Sound awful? Probably is unless you grew up with it!

    Stephanie
  • Heidi, Sure do love this site! My mother-in-law's deviled eggs are so good! I have no measurements - only ingredients - sorry! These are always the first thing to disappear at parties. Here goes: Boiled Eggs, of course. Peel, slice and scoop out yolks to a medium bowl. Add mayonaise, Mendocino Sweet Hot mustard, sweet pickle relish, salt and pepper to taste, a little cayenne to taste and some finely chopped red onion. Mix it all up and spoon into egg white halves. Sounds simple but they're always a huge hit at parties and go quickly. Mendocino Mustard, Sweet Hot is the very best mustard I have ever used and I use it for everything. Its lecithin content is high enough that it emulsifies salad dressings nicely and it just tastes so much better than any sweet hot mustard I've ever had. And it's fairly local and is a small family owned business. I literally put it on nearly everything I eat - so check it out! Being a mustard fanatic I've tried all the others and this one really is fab and I think is the secret ingredient to these plain old deviled eggs. Hope you are intrigued enough to try them. Be well!

    Stephanie Rossman
  • Fry diced bacon and onion until brown, drain a bit of the bacon grease off, top with bite size pieces of Chinese cabbage, cover and cook till wilted, break 6 or so eggs over the cabbage, cover and cook until eggs are set, top with shredded cheddar cheese, cover until melted, cut or spoon out wedges - yummy!

    Marcia
  • german pancakes!!!!

    rebecca
  • hi heidi! happy easter! what a wonderful idea... I love readin what other bloggers have to say. my favorite egg dish has to be tortilla de patata which is similar to a fritatta but in spain. it's made by slowly frying diced potatoes and onion in a lot of olive oil. almost like poaching. then they are mixed with eggs and cooked quicly into a round omelette. simple but so delicious. I have a blog dedicated exclusively to pastry so I have never posted it on my blog but I recently made a dessert inside an eggshell. it was a milk chocolate mousse inside the eggshell with a milk foam on top. cannelle-vanille.blogspot.com thanks!

    aran
  • A bit of a post-jack, but today is officially the day that I've decided to only buy eggs from my local farmer's market! It is mysteriously just a tiny bit more expensive than the brand-name eggs at my grocery store, and they are much much fresher, free-run and organic. I love a simple scrambled or poached egg. Gordon ramsey has a drool-inducing You-Tube video on the perfect scrambled egg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1SM73Qi1BQ Also, Metafilter seems to always have some good discussions on eggs: http://ask.metafilter.com/tags/eggs

    joel
  • hi heidi! happy easter! what a wonderful idea... I love readin what other bloggers have to say. my favorite egg dish has to be tortilla de patata which is similar to a fritatta but in spain. it's made by slowly frying diced potatoes and onion in a lot of olive oil. almost like poaching. then they are mixed with eggs and cooked quicly into a round omelette. simple but so delicious. I have a blog dedicated exclusively to pastry so I have never posted it on my blog but I recently made a dessert inside an eggshell. it was a milk chocolate mousse inside the eggshell with a milk foam on top. cannelle-vanille.blogspot.com thanks!

    aran
  • Love me some eggs! Fried on top of corned beef hash, scrambled inside a breakfast burrito, baked in a custard or quiche ... But like Stephanie, I'd have to say my favorite is deviled eggs, though I have yet to make them myself! Probably because I would just eat them all at once myself. Thanks for all the recipes!

    kitt
  • Oyako donburi, which means "mother & child" in Japanese, is one of my favourite egg recipes. Chicken & shiitake mushrooms simmered in mirin & soy, with beaten eggs cooked over the top at the end. Yum!

    Melissa
  • over laminated baked potatos, lay a fried egg with salt, pepper and drops of truffle oil, and on top, shave raw boletus, taste like paradise!!

    juan
  • Oh, if it weren't for the egg I'd probably be dead! I use eggs in a lot of different dishes, primarily omelettes. I make a wonderful spinach, mushroom & tomato omelette, not to mention all my shrimp omelette variations. I'm trying to get better at my egg white-only recipes, and my egg-white frittatas seem to be a big hit on Sundays. Happy Easter!

    Kimberly
  • The best eggs I've ever had were from a restaurant in NYC. It's basically the egg in a hole my mom used to cook covered in fontina cheese and drizzled with truffle oil. It's become a brunch tradition in our house.

    Hannah
  • Deviled eggs -- love them! I've tried some fancier versions, but keep coming back to this one: mash two parts mayo and one part spicy mustard into the yolks (just enough to hold them together) and sprinkle plenty of paprika on top. Or baked custard. Not technically an egg dish maybe, but there are so few ingredients and the eggs are key. I could happily eat it every day.

    Stephanie
  • Philip Brown's enlightened addition of a head of romaine, chopped coarsely, and barely wilted in boiling water to a 6-egg souffle made with cheddar and parmesan. Seasonings: chopped green onions, Worcestershire and Tabasco. Drop a step and skip the wilting, or use a big pile of the first spring greens--esp. baby mustard. My source: It's a good one! The Cook's Catalog,1975. Authors Beard, Glaser, Wolf, Kafka, Witty and Associates of the Good Cooking School, Harper& Rowe. p.440. The whole title: The Cooks' Catalogue: A Critical Selection of the Best, the Necessary, and the Special in Kitchen Equipment and Utensils. Over 4000 Items Including 200 Extraordinary Recipes Plus Cooking Folklore ... Find it at Alibris or on eBay for a song.

    Joyce
  • Hi Heidi - Isn't Easter the most perfect excuse to enjoy a good egg? My all time favorite egg recipes are chorizo con huevos and huevos a la Mexicana. These were our comfort foods growing up and we still have them at least a couple of times a month. As for hard boiled eggs, these days I usually eat them plain with a generous sprinkle of truffle salt. Nature's best fast food.

    Elise
  • I'm not very good with eggs. I think they're a guy thing. Sure, if we're tossing them into pastry dough, I'm good. But they never, ever come out right when I try to soft boil them or, goodness forbid, poach them. Thing is, I love them cooked that way. The baked eggs look beautiful, and the recipe seems manageable enough, even for an egg klutz. So I'll give this a try. Also, I'm not really a fan of egg salad, but I actually have to write a freelance article on egg salad sandwiches (?) so I am guessing I'll be giving this one a go. Thanks for all the egg inspiration, Heidi.

    BeckyAndTheBeanstock
  • Oops, I accidentally left off the name of the 2nd dish -- it's called Egg Korma and is an Indian dish utilizing boiled eggs. It's really wonderful!

    Allen
  • Oddly enough, I just posted my favorite egg recipes this morning on my site -- guess we're all on the same wavelength. I have two favorite egg dishes at the moment, one is what I call Frenched Eggs, utilizing the flavors of french onion soup to make a savory egg dish. The other favorite works perfectly for leftover boiled eggs, it's called and is a flavorful Indian dish. Happy Easter everyone!

    Allen
  • Thanks Heidi for the recap, and happy Easter! xoxo

    Babeth
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