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13 Ways to Eat Eggs for Dinner

By • February 24, 2014 • 20 Comments

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There's lots of talk about ingredients saving dinners. Sardines. Beans. Hot sauce, lemon, Parmesan. That's great and all, but let's get real here: eggs are the real saviors of Ye Olde Stress-ed, Tired Weeknight. They're warm, they're runny, they're anything we want them to be -- and they're finished cooking in mere minutes. Here are our favorite ways to eat eggs for dinner -- what are yours?

Saued Kale, Roasted Sweet Potato and Poached Egg Holiday Toast by cristinasciarra 

Kale toast from Food52


Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata by Hadyourtea?

Chickpea frittata from Food52


Avocado y Huevos Caliente by Angela @ the well-worn apron

Avocado y huevos from Food52 


Strata with Sausage and Greens by Merrill Stubbs 

Strata from Food52


Spanish Tortilla by Amanda Hesser

Tortilla from Food52


Eggs in Spicy Minted Tomato Sauce by ieatthepeach 

Eggs in tomato sauce from Food52


Not Exactly Grandma's Migas by lastnightsdinner

Migas from Food52


Toast with Squash, Prosciutto, and an Egg by fiveandspice

Squash toast from FOod52


Spaghetti Carbonara by brette warshaw

Carbonara from Food52


Poached Egg & Bacon Sandwich by pipsplate

Poached egg sandwich from Food52 


Slow-Cooked Tuscan Kale with Pancetta, Breadcrumbs, and a Poached Egg by Alexandra Stafford

Kale from Food52


Tomato-y, Yogurt-y Shakshuka by Nicholas

Shakshuka from Food52


Celery Salad with Soft Boiled Egg and Shaved Bottarga by Nickanderer

Celery salad from Food52



Tags: everyday cooking, eggs, dinner, breakfast, healthy, easy, quick

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5 days ago Hector Lahera

Easy, healthful, and quick recipes for busy people and egg lovers. And again, what gorgeous photographs! With compliments to the Chef(s), and the Photographer.


5 days ago Noelle Paffett Lugassy

Broccoli (or whatever veg we have on hand) gribiche, from Swanson's "super natural every day" is our weekly staple.


4 months ago Ananymous Pro

mmmmm so yummy, especially poached egg & bacon sandwich looking so delicious. Thanks for sharing this article


about 1 year ago kirstjen

just about anything worth eating is even better when topped with a poached egg...


about 1 year ago lizabeth

Asparagus, pine nuts, oven-roasted tomatoes from the jar, heated with a fruity olive oil and an over-medium egg on top - yum. Heavily reliant upon Cheesecake Factory 's Warm Asparagus Salad. So easy and so satisfying. Vegetarian. Not a great photo, but I'm not a photographer:


about 1 year ago liz

I'm sorry, but a fried egg sandwich on lightly toasted bread with a good mayo, fresh pepper & kosher salt, the egg perfectly cooked with crisp edges and a soft cooked yolk… many days I've needed nothing more.


about 1 year ago magdance

Surprised you left out Rhonda's Spaghetti with Fried Eggs and Pangritata for One. That's been my go-to for last minute dinner alone ever since it came out on food52 4 years ago.


about 1 year ago tenuta melagrana

Roger Vergé's Fried Eggs with Wine Vinegar
By Genius Recipes • December 31, 2013 •
No need to say more. I make them with a French vinegar a la noix. Amazing.


about 1 year ago AndreaLenore

Egg salad! But I'm weird and I only like my own, other people's egg salad repulses me; lots of apple cider vinegar, a little mayo, diced onion, sea salt, a little smoked paprika, and a few chopped herbs if the flavor matches (parsley, cilantro). Top some buttered toast and so delicious!


about 1 year ago Dan

Kedgeree, yo!


about 1 year ago Quin

Love the recipes here, nothing like farm fresh eggs incorporated into a meal!


about 1 year ago Jennifer Ann

Cozy in the morning, and gorgeous after five - egg dishes are perfect! Such lovely recipes; thank you for the reminder!


about 1 year ago kim

Eggs are the new black. I love all of these recipes and for me a very slightly hard boiled egg in a salad - it's almost soft but not quite and adds this lovely creamy quality.


about 1 year ago Vinaya

Dinner/Lunch egg recipe: Egg curry! Hard boil some eggs and cut them length-wise into quarters. Saute some garlic, onions and tomatoes in vegetable oil until soft and gravy like. Add curry powder, salt, chillies and turmeric (optional) - cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add boiled egg quartets and some water, cook until the curry thickens and reduces. Serve with boiled basmati rice.


about 1 year ago Brette Warshaw

Sounds awesome.


about 1 year ago Marian Bull

Love this idea!


about 1 year ago Marian Bull

Eggs are my favorite dinner ever! I like them soft boiled (7 minutes), and on top of anything, really -- like sautéed greens, or an enormous bowl of rice, or extra-cheesy cacio e pepe.


about 1 year ago Brette Warshaw

Same, to all of that.


about 1 year ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

One of my favorite comfort dinners continues to be Use the Good China Eggs: Although, with temperatures hovering around 5 degrees (mercifully, above zero), and a fresh foot of snow on the ground, I'm not taking it outside much these days. Though I look forward to those when I can.


about 1 year ago Brette Warshaw

Aw man, me too!