37 Recipes That Prove the Egg Comes Before the Chicken

Feature image via Manu’s Kitchen.

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we laughed while eating salad.

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Eggs are pretty much the best food ever. They’re reliably delicious, they’re easy to make (some ways) and it’s possible to crack them so you stop getting goo on your fingers, making them my number one preferred lazy-person-when-it-comes-to-breakfast-and-meals-easily-replaced-by-breakfast source of protein.

Boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs and other ways to make eggs all by themselves are [dad pun redacted] excellent, and obviously you can use eggs in tons of things, but in the following recipes the eggs are the point but are just a bit more interesting.


1. Crispy Eggs

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2. Grown Scrambled Eggs

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3. Halloumi and Veggie Scrambled Eggs

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4. Egg Bhurji

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5. Soft Eggs with Gruyere Toasts

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6. Egg and Avocado Toast

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7. Breakfast Tostadas with Cumin-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

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8. Classic Tomato and Egg Stir-Fry

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9. Tea Eggs with Caviar

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10. Chorizo Green Chile Breakfast Skillet

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11. Za’atar Baked Eggs

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12. Spiced Lentils with Baked Egg

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13. Egg Korma

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14. Baked Eggs with Soy Sauce Mushrooms

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15. Breakfast Pizza

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16. Creamy Eggs and Kale Breakfast

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17. Egg Salad

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18. Pickled Eggs with Fresh Beets and Dill

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19. Korean Style Braised Eggs

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20. Stacked Breakfast Enchiladas

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21. Eggs in a Hash Brown Nest

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22. Poached Egg Soup

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23. Moroccan Merguez Ragout with Poached Eggs

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24. Breakfast Muffins

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25. Crustless Zucchini and Basil Mini-Quiches

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26. Huevos Rancheros

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27. Sunday Frittata

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28. Spinach Frittata

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29. Egg Biryani

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30. Zucchini, Pea and Mint Fritters

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31. Swiss Chard and Egg Casserole

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32. Egg Pepper Roast

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33. Butternut Spaghetti Carbonara

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34. Monte Cristo with Egg

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35. Breakfast-Stuffed Soft Pretzels

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36. Bacon and Egg Breakfast Poutine

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37. Raspberry Meringue Kisses

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Carolyn Yates was formerly the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com. Her writing has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles by way of Montreal and Toronto. Find her on twitter or instagram.

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14 Comments

  1. I’d say I am eggcited for these eggcelent recipes; but, I a vegan now and eggs are no more for. On the other hand my parents and sister may like some of these. Thank you.

  2. I eat eggs an embarrassing number of times a week, from lazy weekend breakfasts to “I was grad-studenting all day and need dinner right this instant” to “I need this hangover gone now”. I’ll be bookmarking this.

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