Cooking Perfect Eggs Every Time

Welcome to the wonderful world of eggs, a staple ingredient that bridges cultures, cuisines, and culinary traditions across the globe. Isn’t it amazing how something as simple as an egg can be so important in our diets? 

Packed with high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals, eggs aren’t just about nourishment; they are insanely good for breakfast, lunch, side dishes, and dinner. From the fluffy omelets of a Parisian café to South Indian’s rich spicy egg curries, eggs form the backbone of countless dishes.

microwave eggs.

But here’s the best part: You don’t need to be a chef to master the art of methods in cooking eggs. Whether whisking them into a cake batter, gently boiling them for an egg salad sandwich, or scrambling them for a classic breakfast sandwich, eggs are wonderfully versatile.

Perfecting the Boiled Egg

Soft, Medium, and Hard Cooking Explained

Boiling eggs might seem like Cooking 101, but this simple process has surprising depth. Have you ever wondered why, some mornings, your boiled eggs are just as you love them, and other times, they’re a disappointment? 

The secret lies in the timing. While we highly recommend an egg timer, here are the times you need for boiled eggs. 

  • Soft, medium, or hard-boiled, each type has its charm and culinary use. With its runny, golden yolk, a soft-boiled egg can turn a simple toast into a gourmet experience. 5 Minutes
  • Medium-boiled, slightly firmer, yet creamy eggs are perfect for slicing over salads. 9 Minutes
  • And hard-boiled eggs? They’re the workhorses, great for meal prep, deviled eggs, grating eggs, or a quick, protein-packed snack. 13 minutes
cut and open  boiled egg on a cutting board.

Achieving that perfect yolk consistency might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. With our newest egg guide, you’ll master the art of different kinds of cooking eggs, whether you’re aiming for just-set whites and gooey yolks or firm, pale yellow centers.

Pressure Cooked Eggs

Effortless Perfection: Mastering Pressure-Cooked Eggs

Gone are the days of watching the pot, waiting for water to boil, and setting timers; at least if you want it to be. Enter the era of pressure-cooking eggs.

Why the buzz around pressure-cooked eggs, you ask? Imagine eggs that peel with such ease; it feels like magic, and the cooking process is so precise you’ll get consistent results every time. 

boiled eggs in a pressure cooker

Pressure cooking, especially with kitchen gadgets like the Instant Pot and Ninja Foodi, has revolutionized a hardened egg, making it a hands-off task with no guesswork involved.

Whether you’re meal-prepping for the week or getting ready to color eggs for Easter, pressure-cooked eggs are your best bet for a hassle-free experience and are perfect for meal prep.

  • The high-pressure environment creates easier to peel eggs, thanks to the steam that separates the egg from its shell. 

No-Shell Boiled Eggs

No-Shell Hard Boiled Eggs: A Hassle-Free Approach to Perfect Eggs

Imagine boiling eggs without the chore of peeling them. Sound too good to be true? Welcome to the world of no shell hard boiled eggs, a game-changer in the kitchen. 

no shell boiled eggs.

This oven baked egg method involves cooking eggs out of their shells, resulting in perfectly shaped, ready-to-eat eggs without the hassle.

This technique saves time and ensures that your eggs are perfectly cooked every time, with no cracks or messy peels in sight. It’s ideal for those with a busy lifestyle, making salads, holiday meals, and so much more!

Our detailed guide on no-shell boiled eggs walks you through the steps for this hassle-free oven approach, ensuring perfect eggs, without picking out the shell, every time.

Exploring Fried Eggs

Learn how to make fried eggs on stovetop, microwave, or in the oven. Links to full articles with recipes at the bottom of this section.

Stovetop, Sheet Pan, and Microwaving Fried Eggs

Fried eggs can be the simplest yet sometimes the most difficult to achieve with perfect results. It’s all about the delicate process of heat, timing, and technique.

Whether you’re a fan of the sunny-side-up’s radiant yolk or the gently perfection of an over-easy egg, mastering the fry may take a minute but it’s a skill worth having.

4 style of fried eggs on a white plate.

What is a Sunny Side Up Fried Egg?

  • The egg is fried on one side only, without flipping.
  • The whites are set and fully cooked, while the yolk remains completely liquid and visibly bright yellow.
  • The egg white may have some uncooked, transparent spots near the yolk.
  • Ideal for those who love a runny yolk to dip their toast into.

What is an Over Easy Fried Egg?

  • The egg is gently flipped to cook the other side, but only briefly.
  • The yolk remains mostly runny, with a slightly thicker film on the exterior.
  • The whites are fully set, ensuring no transparent parts.
  • Perfect for those who enjoy a bit of firm white with their runny yolk.
runny eggs on a sandwich with pesto and avocado.

What is an Over Medium Fried Egg?

  • The egg is flipped, like in overeasy, but it’s cooked a bit longer on the second side.
  • The yolk is more set and thicker, with a jammy texture, but not fully hard.
  • The whites are completely cooked, firm, and not crispy.
  • Suitable for those who prefer a balance between a runny and a fully cooked yolk.

What is an Over Hard Fried Egg?

  • The egg is flipped and cooked on both sides until the yolk is completely firm and cooked through.
  • There’s no runniness in the yolk at all, and the whites might be slightly crispy around the edges.
  • This method ensures a fully cooked egg, top to bottom.
  • Ideal for those who do not prefer any runniness in their eggs.

While we’re busy perfecting our upcoming guide to mastering fried eggs on the stovetop (without the pesky difficult flip), we invite you to stay tuned.

Beyond Breakfast

Recipes Featuring Eggs

Eggs aren’t just the heroes of your morning meal; they are capable of transforming any dish, any time of the day. From the heart of a savory appetizer to a decadent dessert, eggs are so far from being just a breakfast food.

Dive into eggs as we whisk them into homemade mayo, decadent banana pudding, and perfect potluck macaroni salad.

From cheesy brunch classics to egg appetizers and beyond, discover all that eggs can bring to your table. Now that you know all the tips and tricks to making eggs, ready to elevate your plate with some new recipes?