Over-Easy vs Sunny-Side-Up Eggs: What's the Difference?Skills
You'll get a runny yolk either way.
The Best Way to Fry Eggs (I Tested 8 Methods!)Skills
The winner was a surprise.
I Just Learned the "Most Wild" Way to Peel an Egg Without Using My FingersSkills
You’ll never waste time hunched over the trash again.
This TikTok "No-Peel" Hard-Boiled Egg Hack Is BrilliantSkills
You'll never make egg salad the same way again.
How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs (Using Ingredients You Already Have at Home!)
How To
Skip the food coloring and drugstore kits — and do this instead.
A Visual Guide to Soft, Firm, and Stiff Peaks in Egg WhitesSkills
Baking is one place where you don’t have a lot of wiggle room. Read a recipe wrong or try an ingredient substitution, and the results can become very unpredictable. So when a recipe says to “whip to firm peaks,” you know we want to get it right! Here’s a visual guide to help us out. The stages of “peaks” is the same for beating egg whites or making whipped cream. In this guide, we’re using whipped cream.
The Best Egg Substitutes for Any RecipeSkills
Eggs are a baking essential, a glue that holds cakes, muffins, and quick breads together. But what if you’re vegan, have an allergy or aversion, or just ran out of eggs and really want to make some muffins? Every home cook needs an easy egg substitute in their back pocket. Replacing eggs in a baking recipe usually requires special considerations — does the substitute have the same moisture, protein, and fats as a large egg does?
We Tried 5 Ways of Making Egg-in-a-Hole and the Winner Was Breakfast BlissSkills
No matter what you call it, this is the ONLY way you should be making it!
Sep 12, 2023
Add This One Ingredient to the Skillet for Restaurant-Worthy Scrambled EggsSkills
We’re shocked at how much of a difference it makes!
Aug 26, 2023
We Tried 5 Tricks for Peeling Eggs and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Showdown
We also discovered a few fun party tricks.
Aug 21, 2023
You Need to Know About Feta Fried EggsSkills
They only take five minutes of your time!
Jul 27, 2023
How To Halve an Egg for BakingSkills
Halving a recipe can be a challenge for even the best bakers, and no ingredient has generated more questions on how to split in half than an egg. The problem is an egg has two distinct parts — a fat-rich yolk and a protein-rich white — and most baking recipes require a bit of both. It’s very simple; all you have to do is whisk before you can divide. Most baking recipes call for a large egg, which weighs approximately 1.75 ounces without the shell.
Jun 29, 2023
How to Make Deviled Eggs Ahead of TimeSkills
Prep deviled eggs ahead and save on time!
Feb 7, 2023
How Long Do Hard-Boiled Eggs Last in the Refrigerator? Here’s What You Should KnowSkills
They're perfect for salads, sandwiches, and more. Be sure you're not keeping them in the fridge a little too long!
Feb 6, 2023
This Is the Best Way to Crack an EggSkills
Spoiler alert: It's not on the lip of a bowl.
Dec 15, 2022
What to Do When You’re Baking and Out of EggsSkills
No, you don't have to run out to the store.
Dec 10, 2022
Are Runny Egg Yolks Safe for Kids to Eat?Skills
Before you serve sunny-side-up eggs to the whole family this weekend, read this.
Dec 1, 2022
I Tried This TikTok Hack for Cutting Hard-Boiled Eggs and I Was Shocked by the ResultsSkills
"It may take a little trial and error, but I think it’s worth giving it a shot — especially if making deviled eggs for a crowd."
Dec 1, 2022
What’s the Correct Order for Breading Chicken?Skills
Q: When dredging chicken cutlets, do you the use flour, buttermilk, and eggs before coating in breadcrumbs? Sent by Phyllis Editor: Each element in the breading process has a purpose. When you know what each does, it’s easy to remember what order to use when breading chicken (or whatever protein you’re using). This will also help you out with substitutions when you need them. Here’s the basic method to remember: wet → dry → wet → dry.
Sep 16, 2022
I Tried the Tape Method for Peeling Eggs — Here’s How It WentSkills
Spoiler alert: It's one of the trickier methods you'll try.
Sep 13, 2022
How To Bake Crispy, Juicy Chicken in the OvenSkills
A winning chicken dinner for adults and kids alike.
Sep 12, 2022
Baking School Day 1: All About Eggs and BakingSkills
The Kitchn’s Baking School Day 1: Learn all about eggs. Join The Kitchn’s Baking School: Sign up and see all The Kitchn’s Baking School assignments Welcome to Baking School! In day-to-day cooking, eggs can be scrambled, poached, or boiled to create easy, straightforward dishes all on their own. But when it comes to baking and pastry, the importance of their role changes from breakfast food to a vital ingredient for giving structure, texture, and flavor.
Sep 2, 2022
Gordon Ramsay’s Extra-Easy Tip for Scrambled EggsSkills
It not only makes scrambled eggs taste better, but also makes the process simpler.
Aug 30, 2022
Cooking Eggs in Cast Iron: My Mom’s 4-Step Foolproof ProcessSkills
A four-step process that won't let you down!
Aug 24, 2022
Ideas for Breading That Doesn’t Use Eggs?Skills
Q: I’m allergic to eggs. Is there anything besides egg that I can use to get coating to stick on fish, etc? I should also mention I’m allergic to corn, too.Sent by KarenEditor: One option is just dipping the fish or chicken breast in melted butter before rolling it in the spices or coating, like we did in this Blackened Chicken recipe. You could also try milk or yogurt.For heavier coatings (like panko or breadcrumbs), you might dust the fish with flour first.
Aug 23, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Medium, Large, Extra-Large, and Jumbo Eggs?Skills
Have you ever reached for the eggs while baking only to realize that the recipe calls for large eggs, and you only have extra-large? Or have you ever eyed the medium eggs at the grocery store and wondered how different they really are from jumbo? Eggs come in different sizes and they differ quite a bit in both weight and volume. When a recipe calls for an egg, substituting them with one size smaller or bigger is not a major problem.
Aug 18, 2022
Are Your Eggs Fresh? Here’s How to Test Your Eggs for FreshnessSkills
Have a carton of eggs with an expiration date that’s already passed? Wait! Don’t toss them just yet. Even though the use-by date on the side of the egg carton says they’ve expired, sometimes eggs stay fresh past that date. Do you know the tried-and-true method to test if an egg is good to use? The solution is as simple as placing the egg in a glass of water. Place the egg in a bowl of water. If the egg lays on its side at the bottom, it is still quite fresh.
Aug 15, 2022
5 Vegan Substitutes for Eggs in BakingSkills
Have you tried any of these?
Aug 15, 2022
5 Amazing Ways to Eat Hard-Boiled EggsSkills
When it comes to egg preparation, you really can’t get more versatile than hard-boiled.
Aug 4, 2022
I Tried the No-Pan Egg Frying Trick and Was Surprised by the ResultsSkills
Have an egg breakfast without washing a single pan! Too good to be true?
Jul 29, 2022
I Tried the Popular Method for No-Peel Eggs and It’s Perfect for Your Summer SaladSkills
"If you need to make a lot of eggs at once this is a simpler method and you’ll only end up with one dish to wash."
Jun 22, 2022
A New Study Reveals America’s Favorite Way to Make Eggs, and the Results Might Surprise YouSkills
And no, scrambled eggs did not win!
Jun 4, 2022
Odd Bedfellows: Ranch Dressing on a Breakfast Sandwich?Skills
My husband and I were traveling last weekend and stopped in for breakfast at a local coffee shop. Ordering our favorite egg and cheese breakfast sandwich, we were confronted with the option of adding a shmear of ranch dressing. What would you have said?The first morning, we both shook our heads and stayed with our tried-and-true favorite. But the idea of that ranch dressing stuck with me all day. I couldn’t stop trying to imagine what that combination of flavors would taste like.
May 12, 2022
How to Separate an EggSkills
We just read a tip at Saveur’s website and learned something new. No, not about separating an egg in your hands, although that’s a good one, too. There’s something else…Saveur claims eggs will separate more easily when they are cold, not room temperature. We occasionally do have trouble getting that last bit of white film away from the yolk.
May 12, 2022
Food Science: Why Eggs “Rise” in the OvenSkills
We were trying out a new bread pudding recipe this weekend, and had a shock when halfway through cooking, the custard base puffed up around the bread parts – almost like a soufflé! We hadn’t been expecting that and were curious why it happened…Actually, we’re pretty sure that the same principle that makes a soufflé rise was happening in our bread pudding. In a soufflé, whipped egg whites are folded into a egg yolk base.
May 11, 2022
What’s the Difference Between a Frittata and an Omelet?Skills
When I crave eggs for breakfast, but want something more than scrambled or poached; or when I want a super-simple and quick dinner, I turn to frittatas and omelets. They make a satisfying meal and both prove to be a great way use up leftover veggies. While both dishes are made with eggs and involve fillings like vegetables, cheese, and sometimes meat, there are a few distinctions that set these brunch favorites apart. What’s the difference between these two favorites?
May 5, 2022
I Just Found Out You Can Use Garlic to Separate Your Egg Yolks and Now I Won’t Do It Any Other WaySkills
You'll wonder why you didn't know this sooner.
Apr 15, 2022
Here's How Long Eggs Last, Plus How to Store Them ProperlySkills
Here's everything you need to know about the best way to store eggs and how to tell if eggs are still good.
Apr 14, 2022
Use This Clever Hack to Quickly and Easily Chop Hard-Boiled EggsSkills
It uses an unexpected household kitchen item.
Mar 26, 2022
The 6 Most Helpful Things I Learned from Kitchn's Cooking SchoolSkills
I'm a culinary school graduate, a food editor, and a cookbook author, and I *still* learned a ton.
Jun 13, 2021
How To Make Marbleized Easter EggsSkills
Go ahead — give this idea a whirl.
Mar 28, 2021
We’re Completely Mesmerized by This “Envelope” Technique for Making EggsSkills
The video has over 40 million views on TikTok.
Feb 24, 2021
I Tried the TikTok-Famous Trick for Peeling Hard-Boiled Eggs with a Coffee MugSkills
Could this really be the answer to my (hard-boiled egg) dreams?
Feb 22, 2021
Can You Freeze Leftover Egg Whites & Yolks?Skills
Never pour them down the drain again.
Jan 8, 2021
5 Life-Changing Egg Tips We Learned in 2020Skills
Who can forget the "tornado" omelette technique?
Dec 28, 2020
A Quick Guide to Ingredient SubstitutionsSkills
We’ve all faced ingredient conundrums and last-minute shortages in the kitchen. Oh no! Out of eggs! No heavy cream! Need a buttermilk substitute! Thankfully, there are a few tried-and-true substitutions you can turn to in a pinch. These can also be helpful if you’re trying to modify a recipe out of dietary necessity (shifting it to be dairy or gluten-free, for example). This guide will help get you started.
Dec 10, 2020
The Smart Way to Crack and Separate an Egg
Kitchn Cooking School
Become the eggspert you always wanted to be.
Oct 8, 2020
How MasterChef Junior Taught My Kid to Love Soft Boiled EggsSkills
Some seven-year-olds are fickle. I am parenting my third seven-year-old, and he can be a little picky. For a long time, he has enjoyed two regular breakfasts: cheese toast or peanut butter on bananas. He will also eat pancakes, waffles, the occasional chicken biscuit and toad in a hole. Those breakfasts are just fine, but variety is good. MasterChef Junior has him inspired to try new things, and I love it.
Sep 30, 2020
Why My Teenager Should Know How to Cook EggsSkills
One of the most important meals for kids to learn is breakfast. It’s not about them; it’s about you. The earlier you teach this one, the sooner you get to sleep a little later. Just this morning, I woke up to the smell of sizzling pancetta, butter, and eggs. Although it smelled delightful, I knew that meal wasn’t for me, and that’s what made it great. It smelled like 15 more minutes of sleep and the joy of having raised a competent teenager.
Sep 30, 2020
Why You Should *Never* Put Eggshells Back in the CartonSkills
It may seem convenient, but it's a very bad idea.
Sep 4, 2020
How To Dye Easter Eggs with Food ColoringSkills
Holidays have a tendency to sneak up on us. Easter especially, because the date can change year to year. Luckily, you probably already have everything you need in order to get in on the egg-dying fun. Instead of buying one of those wasteful kits at the corner drug store, you really just need food coloring and white distilled vinegar. And eggs. You will definitely need some eggs.
Aug 6, 2020
Yes, You Can Freeze Eggs — With One CaveatSkills
When frozen properly, they can last for up to a year.
May 1, 2020
The Secret to the Best Fried Eggs of My Life? The Freezer.Skills
At Winslow's Table in St. Louis, the egg yolk on their buttermilk biscuit sandwich is otherworldly. Luckily, chef Michael Gallina was happy to share his secret: He freezes his eggs before frying.
Apr 10, 2020
We Tried 7 Methods for Scrambling Eggs — And Found a Clear WinnerSkills
One of the methods was *too* buttery.
Mar 10, 2020
Julia Turshen's Genius Cooking Technique Changed How I Make My EggsSkills
I will never go back to my old egg-frying method again.
Feb 26, 2020
This Super-Simple Way I Make Scrambled Eggs Feel FancySkills
It doesn't take any more time, but it does make the eggs taste amazing.
Jan 30, 2020
The Most Popular Egg Stories of 2019
Best of Kitchn 2019
This year we got *really* into how they make eggs elsewhere in the world.
Dec 29, 2019
8 Brilliant Cooking Methods for Bacon, Potatoes, Eggs, and More from 2019
Best of 2019
Eight times our test kitchen went to the mat and came back with a clear winner.
Dec 24, 2019
We Tried 7 Ways to Hard-Boil Eggs and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Battle
We compared the time, texture, and peel-ability of each method.
Nov 20, 2019
We Tried 5 Egg-Poaching Methods and Found 2 We Loved
Skills Battle
And none that we hated.
Nov 20, 2019
Why You Should *Never* Boil Eggs Straight from the FridgeSkills
Constantly dealing with cracked eggs? Here's why.
Nov 15, 2019
Is Refrigerating Eggs Necessary?Skills
Any world traveler has probably noticed that in most countries outside of the US and Canada, eggs aren’t stored under refrigeration. Whether you are wandering in an outdoor market, shopping in a grocery store or visiting a home, you will find eggs sitting on the counter, at room temperature. Why is that?
Oct 4, 2019
5 Easy, Fancy Ways to Make Eggs a MealSkills
Eggs are good for you, but let's stop and talk about how luxurious they are. These five recipes show off the glamorous side of these yolky delights.
Sep 12, 2019