10 Ways to Cook an Egg

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10 Ways to Cook an Egg

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May 18 2022


Scramble up your egg routine! Not only are eggs delicious, but they're also nutritious. Filled with vitamins and protein, they're an inexpensive way to round out your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. We're serving up the basics in terms of cooking an egg. Here, Hy-Vee shows 10 ways to cook an egg. Including how to scramble, steam, hard boil, and the difference between sunny side up and over easy eggs. 

  1. Steamed

    Water makes steamed eggs extremely tender, giving them a delicate custard-like texture.

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  2. Over Easy

    Frying an egg on both sides ensures the egg white is fully cooked. The yolk is still creamy, but more set than sunny side up.

    Pro tip: If you like your eggs over hard (cooked egg yolk) just cook a few minutes longer.

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  3. Scrambled

    To add milk, or to not add milk... that is the question. To answer it: We added the milk!

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  4. Omelet

    Omelets can be difficult to master. But adding the fixings just before the egg mixture sets, and not overfilling reduces the risk for tearing when folding in half. 

  5. Baked

    The easiest way to get a protein-filled breakfast. Simply whisk together eggs and your desired toppings and bake in a muffin tin. It doesn't get easier than that!

  6. Sunny Side Up

    Frying only one side of the egg leaves a creamy yolk, crispy edges, and gently-set egg whites.

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  7. Soft-Boiled

    A short boiling time creates smooth, silky whites with a still-fluid yolk. We love using them as an avocado toast topper!

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  8. Cloud

    These fluffy clouds made from egg whites have a marshmallow-like texture. Fold finely grated Parmesan cheese into them to add additional structure and flavor.

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  9. Hard-Boiled

    Hard-boiled eggs differ from soft boiled eggs due to being cooked longer. The yolk will be firm instead of runny making it a great addition to egg salad sandwiches.

  10. Poached

    Poaching eggs is all about the momentum you get while swirling the water. Adding white distilled vinegar helps get the egg whites firm faster. Top your next pasta dish with a poached egg and let the yolk run to add creaminess to the pasta dish.