We’ve been told cooking our eggs in the oven will render them rubbery, suspected that scrambling is the simplest of methods, and figured that sticking an egg in a bagel was the coolest. But someone—not I!—has been holding out.
I found the idea after one of those lurid, late nights—on Pinterest (never had one?): This photo pin shows some fairly dry eggs where the yolks and whites aren’t totally amalgamated. But more importantly, the eggs are on a sheet pan.
This is the way to make egg sandwiches for a crowd, said the post written by Keri, a blogger and mom of 2 boys and 5 cats from Winter Park, Florida. Whisk eggs, pour into a greased pan, bake, and shout “how easy is that!” Egg sandwiches made of dainty egg squares!
But as I learned from making these eggs—three times just this week—Keri, too, was holding out on us. What she doesn’t say is that you can add other ingredients to these eggs as you would to a frittata, and the egg sheet becomes only a bit thicker but full of all the other stuff you typically try to teeter on your sandwich. And if cooked lower and slower, the eggs come up creamy and hardly resembling plastic. Amanda called them custardy.
Suddenly, that you can make egg sandwiches for a crowd doesn’t seem the most exciting aspect. That you have a blanket of eggs to bend to your meals is what really got me talking.
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These are my new favorite way to make eggs, because they are one bowl (and okay okay, also one sheet pan), they’re ready in 10 minutes, they keep—and they keep on giving.
Here are just the first ways I'll eat Sheet Pan Eggs:
An open-faced tartine with greens and things
Squared and served on their own on a breakfast buffet spread
Cut into rounds for biscuits or English muffins
Chopped in breakfast burritos
Rectangled to slide into breakfast tacos
Maybe stuffed and rolled like an omelet, but might not be as delicate as I'd want
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).