Anyone have new, creative egg recipes? Eggs are a staple food at my house but I'm sick of scrambled, fried, and frittata'd!



leanneskitchen July 24, 2022
Spaghetti pancake. Though you can use any cooked pasta. Beat how many eggs you think you need to saturate the pasta. Add cooked veggies, protein of your choice and a good amount of parm cheese, Add your favorite spices (don't need much salt since cheese is salty). Oil the pan, fry one side, flip and cook through. so good and kids love it.
Jacque July 24, 2022
Late to the party on this but the variation in my scrambled or over easy eggs comes from what I pair them with - during the summer season I throw whatever veg is in season into the pan first to soften or fry then add eggs. Summer squash, potatoes, sweet corn, beets, eggplant, kale...and then top with whatever herb I have available.
In the winter I'll top lentils or beans (these are usually something I've seasoned and cooked with a root veg to use in multiple meals) with a poached or fried egg.
Fried egg, cheese and Canadian bacon sandwich is a special treat.
Jacque July 24, 2022
Another change of pace is a sweet omelet - wisk a bit of honey into the eggs and top with cottage cheese and blueberries. I was skeptical but somehow it works ;)
HalfPint April 8, 2022
Some ideas:
-Jacque Pepin's souffle
-Korean steamed eggs (I have an easy recipe on F52)
-chuwanmushi (Japanese egg custard)
-Chinese eggs & tomatoes
-New Zealand bacon & egg pie
-South Indian egg curry
Nancy April 8, 2022
Remembered two more favorites -
* egg in a basket (great during childhood, nostalgic as an adult)
* shakshuka
MMH April 7, 2022
This is our favorite fridge clean out recipe with eggs as the star. Call it egg tacos or burritos. You choose depending on what you like or what you have. We just pull it all out & put it on the counter & let everyone build their own.

Eggs - scrambled, hard cooked, poached, fried

Tortillas - any grain, any size

Veggies - beans, tomatoes, lettuce, avacado, guacamole

Cheese & dairy - your choice of shredded or crumbled cheeses & sour cream or Greek yogurt

Salsa, chilie for smothering

I have prob left out other things that people may like locally but its a great thing on sunday morning when no one wants to go to the grocery store!
702551 April 7, 2022
The most expedient way to get ideas on how to cook eggs is to peruse through French cookbooks. More often than not there is an entire chapter devoted to eggs. Some on my bookshelf include:

Mastering the Art of French Cooking (Child, 1961)
Simple French Food (Olney, 1974)
La Cuisiniere Provencale (Reboul, 1897)
Le Repertoire de la Cuisine (Gringoire & Saulnier, 1914)

They all have dedicated egg chapters.

The latter ("Le Rep") isn't a traditional cookbook, it's really an aide-memoire for the professional cook, so it expects a cook to know how to prepare a plain omelette. Many of the "recipes" are classic garnishes like Crecy (carrots), Forestiere (mushrooms), Clamart (peas), or Nantua (crayfish).

While I don't have any of his books, I'd expect all of Jacques Pepin's non-dessert cookbooks to have an egg chapter. He has done entire episodes on his TV series devoted to eggs and he can bang out maybe 6 egg dishes in about 26 minutes of programming. If you are a subscriber to your local public TV affiliate, you might be able to stream some of his shows from
702551 April 7, 2022
For what it's worth Larousse Gastronomique listed the following basic egg dish categories:

Eggs en cocotte
Eggs a la coque (boiled eggs)
Eggs sur le plat (shirred eggs)
Fried eggs
Hard-boiled eggs
Poached eggs
Scrambled eggs
Soft-boiled eggs

and each category has a few examples.

Omelettes are distinct enough to merit a separate listing in Larousse Gastronomique and there are different categories beyond the plain omelette:

Omelettes Cooked with their flavouring
Sweet Omelettes

and with a few examples of each.

Some French cookbooks also put souffles in the egg section. Naturally souffle is another separate listing in Larousse.
702551 April 7, 2022
Oh, "Le Rep" has 7000 dishes. The egg chapter is 19 pages and probably has 500+ "recipes" so if you cook a different one every day, it might take you 1.5 years to get through all of them.
drbabs April 7, 2022
There was a contest for that.
Nancy April 7, 2022
So there are only 97 more ways to prepare them (per maybe apocryphal stories of French chefs).
No, but seriously:
Poached (alone or in dishes like eggs Benedict)
Tortilla Espanola
In sauces and salad dressings (pasta carbonara, caesar salad)
Hard boiled (alone or packed in other dishes liked baked or rolled pasta)
Avgolemono soup
Bearnaise sauce
Lemon curd
Chocolate mousse
Salade Nicoise
Potato salad
Egg salad
Italian spinach pie
Various Greek or Russian dishes for Easter - baked in layered pastries
Fried egg as garnish or finishing touch to a main dish like steak or refried beans
Huevos rancheros.
I'm sure there are more, but that's all I've got for now.
Hope some of these ideas spark your interest.

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