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29 Egg Recipes for Much More Than Breakfast

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In culinary school my cooking instructors touted the importance of eggs: The traditional chef's toque is rumored to have 100 folds, one fold to represent the hundred ways to prepare an egg. We'd be forewarned that sometimes the skills test given during line cook interviews would simply be to cook an egg.

Regardless of technique and form, it's undeniable that eggs are an indispensable ingredient, well suited for any time of the day. Here are 29 of our favorite ways to use them:

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Curried Egg Salad + Pickled Red Onion Smørrebrød
Curried Egg Salad + Pickled Red Onion Smørrebrød
Egg and Eggplant Sandwich

Egg and Eggplant Sandwich by fiveandspice

Bagna Cauda Toasts with Radicchio, Egg, and Avocado

Bagna Cauda Toasts with Radicchio, Egg, and Avocado by EmilyC

Virginia Willis' Deviled Eggs
Virginia Willis' Deviled Eggs
Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata

Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata by Hadyourtea?

Sheet Pan Eggs

Sheet Pan Eggs by Ali Slagle

Bacon, Avocado, and Hardboiled Egg Salad
Bacon, Avocado, and Hardboiled Egg Salad
White Bean and Tuna Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs and Dukkah

White Bean and Tuna Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs and Dukkah by olive

Spring Vegetable Panzanella with Poached Eggs

Spring Vegetable Panzanella with Poached Eggs by Sarah Jampel

Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid's Luang Prabang Fusion Salad
Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid's Luang Prabang Fusion Salad
Sichuan Mouth-Numbing Cold Noodles
Sichuan Mouth-Numbing Cold Noodles
Shakshuka Focaccia

Shakshuka Focaccia by Ali Slagle

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Gruyere

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Gruyere by fiveandspice

Caramelized Onion, Coconut, and Egg Curry
Caramelized Onion, Coconut, and Egg Curry
Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs

Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs by Genius Recipes

Street-Style Chinese Tea Eggs

Street-Style Chinese Tea Eggs by cynthia | two red bowls

Fan Qie Chao Dan (Tomato and Eggs over Rice)
Fan Qie Chao Dan (Tomato and Eggs over Rice)
Egg Drop Soup with Ginger, Chiles + Spring Peas

Egg Drop Soup with Ginger, Chiles + Spring Peas by CarolineWright

Greek Lemon Soup —Avgolemono

Greek Lemon Soup —Avgolemono by ChristineQ

Bacon & Egg Ramen
Bacon & Egg Ramen
Red Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs

Red Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs by Kendra Vaculin

Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado

Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado by Kenzi Wilbur

Farro Risotto with Sausage, Mushroom, Peas, and a Poached Egg

Farro Risotto with Sausage, Mushroom, Peas, and a Poached... by Erin McDowell

Savory Ris-Oat-to with Poached Egg

Savory Ris-Oat-to with Poached Egg by Ali Conklin

Ramp Pesto Pizza with Za'atar Roasted Tomatoes and a Runny Egg
Ramp Pesto Pizza with Za'atar Roasted Tomatoes and a Runny Egg
Pasta Carbonara
Pasta Carbonara
Savory Bread Pudding

Savory Bread Pudding by kamileon

Zucchini Soufflés

Zucchini Soufflés by Renée Kemps

Scotch Eggs
Scotch Eggs

What's your favorite non-breakfast egg dish? Tell us in the comments below.


Tags: eggs, lunch, dinner, snack