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15 Tips for Perfectly Cooked Eggs + 100 Ways to Eat Them

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This month, our Cookbook Club is tackling J. Kenji López-Alt's The Food Lab and with 900+ pages of science lessons and complicated recipes, you might think members are caught up in his 8-page meatloaf recipe or ultimate Bolognese sauce.

But no, what everyone is talking about (myself included) is eggs. Specifically, López-Alt's techniques for the best eggs of your life—from creamy scrambled to hard-boiled, or anything in between.

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Photos by Leigh Patterson Rainwater‎, Diana Holzman, Kara Howard

If you need more convincing that a few tweaks in technique can elevate such a simple dish, here are three examples of egg perfection from our members:

Leigh Patterson Rainwater made fluffy scrambled eggs, exclaiming:

This is the exact method my grandma taught me to use, a little milk (or cream depending on how rich and creamy you want them to be), salt, and a good whisking! They turned out perfect as usual!

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Annie Gustely‎'s hard-boiled eggs peeled perfectly, adding:

It is hard to give up your tried and true methods, but this one is a gem.

Diana Holzman's eggs were perfect, too:‎

When I was a kid, my dad used to cook us soft-boiled eggs for breakfast almost every morning. While I could do without the sometimes overly runny white, I loved the creamy yolk. Little did I know that you could make a firmer outside and keep that creamy interior! They really are foolproof!

Whether or not you've joined the Cookbook Club yet, we don't want you missing out on eggs-pert advice. Here are 15 of our best tips for incredible eggs. Once you've mastered those, we've got dozens of recipes for you to try:

Master the basics

What Went Wrong? The Hard-Boiled Egg Edition
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What Went Wrong? The Hard-Boiled Egg Edition
Do These Tricks Really Make Eggs Easier to Peel? We Tried 'Em

Do These Tricks Really Make Eggs Easier to Peel? We Tried... by Sarah Jampel

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The Neat, Pain-Free Way to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

The Neat, Pain-Free Way to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs by Kenzi Wilbur

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How to Hard Cook Lots of Eggs at Once

How to Hard Cook Lots of Eggs at Once by Ali Slagle

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Is Steaming the Secret to Perfectly Hard-Cooked Eggs?

Is Steaming the Secret to Perfectly Hard-Cooked Eggs? by Ali Slagle

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Lady & Pups' Magic 15-Second Creamy Scrambled Eggs
Lady & Pups' Magic 15-Second Creamy Scrambled Eggs
Make Your Scrambled Eggs Creamier—Without Adding a Thing

Make Your Scrambled Eggs Creamier—Without Adding a Thing by Sarah Jampel

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Daniel Patterson's Poached Scrambled Eggs

Daniel Patterson's Poached Scrambled Eggs by Genius Recipes

1-Minute Microwaved Scrambled Eggs? Yes, You Can

1-Minute Microwaved Scrambled Eggs? Yes, You Can by Sarah Jampel

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A Simple Step To Stop Your Scrambled Egg Whites From Turning to Pleather

A Simple Step To Stop Your Scrambled Egg Whites From Turn... by Sarah Jampel

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Learn to Make a Perfect Poached Egg (with Vintage A&M!)
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Learn to Make a Perfect Poached Egg (with Vintage A&M!)
How to Make the Perfect Fried Egg

How to Make the Perfect Fried Egg by Brette Warshaw

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How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs by Brette Warshaw

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Egg Poaching for a Crowd: We Tested the Tips

Egg Poaching for a Crowd: We Tested the Tips by Sarah Jampel

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A Simple Step To Stop Your Scrambled Egg Whites From Turning to Pleather

A Simple Step To Stop Your Scrambled Egg Whites From Turn... by Sarah Jampel

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Time to Eat

Now that you've mastered perfectly poached, scrambled, and fried eggs, it's time to move beyond the basics. Here are one hundred (yes, 100!) of our favorite ways to eat eggs:

100 Ways to Eat Eggs
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100 Ways to Eat Eggs

New to the Cookbook Club? Head here for all of the details on what's ahead for the Club and how to participate.

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