The 14 Most Essential Ways to Cook an Egg

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Eggs sure have a lot going for them — you can buy them anywhere, they last for a few weeks in the fridge, they're inexpensive, and they do magical things to baked goods and mayonnaise. Many a weeknight dinner has been saved from the drive-thru by scrambling a bunch of eggs for breakfast-for-dinner instead, so we're eternally grateful for such an adaptable ingredient.

Do you know all the delicious ways you can cook an egg? Even if fried eggs are your favorite, try some of these other methods and you might be surprised to find yourself craving some buttery toast fingers dipped into the runny yolk of a soft-boiled egg instead!

Baked

Boiled

Fried

How to Fry Eggs

Egg Frying Tips

Omelettes

Poached

How to Poach Eggs

Egg Poaching Tips

Scrambled

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