10 ways to cook an egg that you probably haven’t thought of

Cloud eggs on toast could be your new favourite breakfast. iStock
  • Aside from standard scrambling and frying, there are many creative ways to cook eggs.
  • You can make “cloud” eggs, which involves whisking egg whites like you’re making meringue.
  • You can add eggs to your oatmeal or soup to elevate the overall dish.
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Eggs are pretty much the perfect convenience food – they’re tasty, rich in protein, and perfectly pre-portioned. However, it’s easy to get bored with common methods of preparing them.

If you’re on the hunt for new ways to cook eggs, here are a few exciting strategies and tips that are sure to please.

Make mesmerising “cloud” eggs with a whisk and a cookie cutter.

They’re nice and soft. iStock

If your dream egg is white and fluffy as a cloud with a golden, runny centre, this method is for you.

“Cloud” eggs involve separating your egg whites from the yolks, and whisking egg whites like you’re making meringue.

David Devaux, one of the original purveyors of the recipe, offers detailed instructions in his video.

Create crispy deviled eggs by frying them.

It makes a great appetizer. DariiaBelkina / iStock

Deviled eggs are the perfect creamy brunch addition, but adding a bit of crunch takes these treats to a whole new level.

Basically, this method involves boiling your eggs, removing the yolk, and coating the whites in a breadcrumb mixture before frying them up.

Bury eggs yolks in salt and sugar to turn them into something you can grate over meals.

For this method, you’ll use egg yolks. Shutterstock

If you’re baking something that calls for egg whites but no yolks, don’t toss those yellow gems in the trash.

All you need to do to cure and preserve egg yolks is to bury them in a mixture of salt and sugar for four days before drying them in your oven.

The final result is perfect for grating over pasta or salad, just like you would a hard cheese like parmesan.

Bon Appétit has a detailed recipe for doing this.

Make eggy oatmeal for breakfast.

Your oatmeal will taste richer. Pixabay

Oatmeal has a reputation for being bland, but it definitely doesn’t have to be. Adding an egg can add richness, flavour, and texture to your bowl of oats.

According to Extra Crispy’s recipe, adding eggs to oatmeal is a super simple process that can make your oatmeal fluffy. This is even a secret of Jennifer Aniston’s.

Poach an egg right in your soup for extra flavour and richness.

You can also cook an egg-centric soup. Shutterstock

According to Bon Appétit, poaching your eggs in broth can impart a delicious umami flavour to the eggs and add a boost of protein to any soup.

Simply slip an egg or two into piping-hot broth and gently swirl the eggs to poach them perfectly. You can actually use this method to poach eggs right in your soup bowl, as long as it is hot enough.

You can also poach your eggs in red wine.

It can add an elegant touch. Shutterstock

Dessert for Two outlined a clever method for giving your eggs a dramatic purple makeover. You’ll need just a few cups of red wine, eggs, and a pot.

Depending on the wine you use, this method can give your eggs a slightly sweet taste.

Scramble your eggs in a rice cooker if you have to feed a crowd.

Rice cookers aren’t just for rice. iStock

If you need to feed multiple people who might not be eating at the same time, Genius Kitchen pointed out that scrambling a bunch of eggs in a rice cooker will allow you to keep leftovers warm and moist without overcooking the eggs.

You can also make hard-boiled eggs in your rice cooker, per this recipe from A Day in the Kitchen.

You can create a sunny-side-up egg with just a plate and a microwave.

Yes, it can be done in a microwave. Business Insider

Though you won’t get that tasty crispy edge, this method allows you to simulate a fried egg without whipping out the heavy pan.

According to Chowhound’s method, the only ingredients required are a pat of butter and an egg.

Poach your eggs in butter for a decadent breakfast.

It pairs perfectly with toast. Tatiana_Didenko/Shutterstock

This egg-cooking method is a divine way to get a rich breakfast on the table.

According to Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, poaching eggs in a small pot of melted butter will yield a rich egg with a runny yolk, perfect for dipping toast in.

It’s actually possible to make an omelet in a bag.

It makes cleaning your pan easy. Olha_Afanasieva / iStock

Want an omelet but hate the mess? According to Allrecipes, you can make one in a plastic, resealable bag.

All you need to do is mix a few eggs and your omelet add-ons of choice in a plastic baggie, before boiling them.

This recipe can result in a perfect (albeit bag-shaped) omelet without dirtying a single pan.

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