16 Ways to Cook Eggs

Next time you buy a carton of eggs, try cooking them one of these 16 ways. From old classics like scrambled eggs to newer versions (tea eggs, anyone?), you'll never run out of ways to cook up this breakfast staple.

1. Hard Boiled Eggs

To cook hard-boiled eggs, place eggs in a pot with water (the water should cover the eggs). Bring to a boil and cover the pot. Turn off stove, remove the pot from the stove and let it sit, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove the eggs and place them in a bowl of cold water, then crack and peel the shells.

2. Soft Boiled Eggs

You can cook soft-boiled eggs the same way as hard-boiled eggs, but steep in hot water for less time. To eat, use a knife to take the cap off of the egg (you can eat it straight from the shell).

3. Tea Eggs

A traditional Chinese snack made by cooking hard-boiled eggs that are then cracked and steeped in a spiced tea mix.

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4. Deviled Eggs

Make hard-boiled eggs, remove their yolks and replace with a creamy filling.

5. Scrambled Eggs

Crack eggs in a mixing bowl and scramble together with a fork. Add milk and continue whisking. Pour into a pan with butter and cook for a minute. Use a spatula to push the eggs into the center of the pan.

6. Sunny Side Up

Carefully crack eggs into a frying pan one at a time. Cook until whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 3 minutes.

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7. Omelet

Whisk egg whites with salt, pepper and seasonings. Pour into a nonstick skillet over medium heat. When finished cooking, add toppings, fold and serve.

8. Poached Eggs

Break 4 eggs into simmering water. Cook for 1 minute. Loosen from bottom of pan with a spatula. Poach for 3 to 5 minutes, to desired doneness. Remove with a slotted spoon.

9. Baked Eggs

A fun twist on eggs and toast. Crack eggs into dinner rolls that are sliced open. Bake until the eggs are set and bread is toasted.

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10. In a Burrito

Chop up hard-boiled eggs and mix together with toppings (we like salsa, cheese and beans). Fill a tortilla and roll.

11. Egg Salad

Chop up hard-boiled eggs and mash them together with mayonnaise (add celery or onion if you like). Mix together and serve on a sandwich.

12. Make a Frittata

A frittata is an easy, one-pan meal that's perfect for breakfast or dinner. In a pan add vegetables, meats and even some grains -- this is perfect for stretching leftovers when there aren't quite enough for a full meal.

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13. In a Quiche

Combine eggs, half-and-half and salt in a large bowl and whisk. Pour egg mixture into a pie crust. Place on a baking sheet and bake until filling is set and crust is golden, about 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes, slice into wedges, and serve hot.

14. Curried Eggs

A spin on traditional deviled eggs with the addition of curry powder and topped with mango chutney.

15. Spanish Potato and Egg Tortilla

Whip up this traditional Spanish egg dish for a weekend breakfast.

16. Eggnog

A traditional holiday beverage made with milk, cream, sugar and whipped eggs.

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What's your favorite way to eat eggs?