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6 best ways to cook an egg in 2022 with 6 photos of eggs

Six different ways to cook eggs

Author: Maddy & JD - Them Bites
From poached to scrambled, there are so many ways to cook eggs. Learn 6 basic methods below.
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Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 varies
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 skillet, pot, ramekin depends on cooking method


  • eggs

Recipe Instructions


  • Bring a pot of water to a gentle boil and carefully lower the eggs in. For a soft boiled egg, set a timer for 6 - 7 minutes. Remove eggs and run under cold water, until safe to handle. Peel and serve warm.
  • For hard boiled, set a timer for 12 minutes. Remove eggs and place into an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. 


  • Bring a pot of water to a bare simmer and add a tablespoon of vinegar (rice, white, or champagne). Use a spoon or whisk to create a small whirlpool and carefully slide egg into water. Turn off the heat and cover pot with a lid for 5 minutes. Scoop out with slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.


  • Sunny side up: Heat butter or oil in a pan over medium heat. Carefully crack the egg into the pan. Let the eggs cook until the whites are firm but yolk is runny, 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Over easy/Over medium/Over well: Flip the sunny side egg over and, for over easy- cook for 10 - 30 seconds (runny yolk), for over medium- cook 30 - 60 seconds (yolk slightly runny), for over well- 1 - 2 minutes (fully cooked yolk).


  • Whisk eggs together in a bowl. Melt some butter in a pan over medium low heat and pour eggs in. As they begin to set, use a spatula to gently fold and push the eggs into soft curds.


  • For a muffin tin or ramekin: Grease dish and crack eggs directly into dish. Cook at 350°F until eggs look slightly underdone, roughly 10 - 15 minutes.
  • For a casserole, whisk eggs together in a bowl with seasonings, herbs, and dairy if desired. Sprinkle cooked meats and/or protein in a greased casserole dish. Pour eggs over and top with cheese if desired. Cook at 350° F for roughly 25 - 30 minutes.


  • For an American-style omelet, whisk eggs together with salt and pepper. Over medium high heat, cook any desired fillings (vegetables, meats, etc.) until softened and cooked through. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add butter to the pan and let it melt and coat the pan. Pour in the eggs and quickly shake and swirl so the eggs cover the pan. Let the eggs firm up on the bottom and sprinkle half the eggs with cheese or other toppings. Cook until the top is moist but not runny. Fold in half and slide onto the plate.


Calories: 100kcalProtein: 6gFat: 5gCholesterol: 187mg
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