My perfect morning starts with a cup of coffee, toast, and two soft-boiled eggs. There’s something so wonderful about the contrast of creamy, silky yolks and crispy sourdough (the coffee’s just there to wake me up). And when I finally start dinner after a long day, a last-minute fried egg atop sautéed greens and pasta makes for a speedy, satisfying meal.
To celebrate the incredible, edible egg, I've combed through Food52's near-decade-old recipe box for the most cooked, most favorited egg recipes ever. All of these eggscellent (sorry) recipes have hundreds of fans and thousands of likes. There are plenty more where they came from—but these are 31 of the very best, our community's absolute favorites.
Our most popular egg recipe of all time (and one of our 10 most popular ever), these soy sauce eggs are sure to win you over—that is, if they haven't already.
Cooking a frittata low and slow yields a texture that's far superior (think: custardy, creamy, and lightly browned on top) to the faster-cooking ones you might find out there.
Kind of like eggs in the basket, only with bagels.
Breakfast meets dinner in the pantry-friendly pasta you'll want to make over and over again.
This riff on shakshuka brings jalapeño and Sriracha to the party for a bit of extra heat.
Our favorite thing to dunk, swirl, and dip in this creamy-cheesy wonder is a hunk of crusty bread, though we've been known to dive right in with our forks every now and then.
The secret to these super-popular deviled eggs, with a kick? Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of spices.
Greek yogurt again, for the win!
Ultra-creamy scrambled eggs in not just under a minute, but under 30 seconds? Yeah, we'll call that magic.
One reviewer wrote, "I tried this recipe last night and it worked like a dream." Now it's your turn to give it a go!
This vegetarian-friendly recipe combines two breakfast classics we already know and love to make something that is, we dare say, even better.
The addition of smoky chorizo, hearty chickpeas, and spinach would make this frittata an excellent option for dinner, as well as breakfast or brunch.
13. Spanish Tortilla
You can eat this classic Spanish tortilla warm from the oven, but it also tastes just as good the next day for lunch or a snack.
Butter—not mayo—is the base for this Georgian egg salad that also calls on walnuts, sage, garlic, lime, and adzhika (a Georgian hot pepper relish).
This recipe has tons of glowing reviews, with many calling it "a favorite" and others who say it's simply "perfect."
A back-pocket meal you can pull together in 10 minutes and five ingredients, any time of day or night.
This is community member Aliwaks' pantry special: "It uses things that I always have on hand and is a great end-of-a-crappy-day meal. It's simple and satisfying and adaptable." We're sold.
If you already like egg salad, you'll love this; if you think you're not a fan, this is the one to change your mind.
Everything you could possibly want for breakfast (think: scrambled eggs, ham, maple syrup, and more) all in one muffin.
A ridiculously delicious recipe that combines three of our all-time favorite things: cheese, eggs, and bread.
Speaking of our favorite things, grilled cheese and a fried egg makes an A+ combination.
This is The Egg Shop's signature version of a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich, and it is simply the best.
If you've never had chilaquiles before, make this recipe the one you try first.
The only thing you need to make this much-loved egg curry complete: Meera Sodha's basmati rice.
Keep a stack of buttered toast handy for these savory-meets-sweet poached eggs.
26. Scotch Eggs
These dreamy Scotch eggs "use the genius idea of potsticker filling as a wrapper, and it uses not just any potsticker filling, but a super special filling that's used in my family's beloved potsticker recipe," writes Molly Yeh.
A splash of wine vinegar takes classic fried eggs over the top (in all the right ways).
This bright-green asparagus dish would make a lovely complement to roast chicken, pork chops, or fish, but the soft-boiled eggs and bread crumbs also make it filling enough for dinner on its own.
A few words that pop up in the comments section of this recipe: excellent; delicious; beautiful; and many other compliments.
The only fresh ingredient you need for this super-easy and satisfying soup is scallions, for garnish—if you don't have them, consider topping it with sesame oil or chili pepper.
"Just as with any other egg salad, this is no time to shy away from mayo," says food and travel writer Nikkitha Bakshani.
This article was updated by the editors in April 2020 to include more eggscellent recipe ideas!