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!
Add This One Ingredient to the Skillet for Restaurant-Worthy Scrambled EggsSkills
We’re shocked at how much of a difference it makes!
You Need to Know About Feta Fried EggsSkills
They only take five minutes of your time!
How to Make Deviled Eggs Ahead of TimeSkills
Prep deviled eggs ahead and save on time!
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!
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."
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
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 Amazing Ways to Eat Hard-Boiled EggsSkills
When it comes to egg preparation, you really can’t get more versatile than hard-boiled. Whether you peel and eat them as is, devil them, or make them into their own salad, this is one satisfying food, either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But don’t stop there — it’s time to break out of your shell and explore all the other egg-cellent possibilities. We’ve come up with quick and easy ways to make even the simplest preparation better.
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
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
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
We Tried 5 Tricks for Peeling Eggs and Found a Clear Winner
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We also discovered a few fun party tricks.
Apr 10, 2022
Use This Clever Hack to Quickly and Easily Chop Hard-Boiled EggsSkills
It uses an unexpected household kitchen item.
Mar 26, 2022
The 5 Best Ways to Fry an Egg (Depending on How Crispy You Like the Edges)
Brunch Fest
Whether you're a fan of crispy edges or like the whites tender and just set, there's a technique for you to try.
Apr 30, 2021
How To Make Marbleized Easter EggsSkills
Go ahead — give this idea a whirl.
Mar 30, 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
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
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 6, 2020
The Difference Between Eggs Over Easy and Sunny-Side-UpSkills
It's all about the flip.
Jul 21, 2020
Yes, You Can Freeze Eggs — With One CaveatSkills
When frozen properly, they can last for up to a year.
May 4, 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 31, 2020
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.
Jan 14, 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
This Is the Best Way to Crack an EggSkills
Spoiler alert: It's not on the lip of a bowl.
Nov 22, 2019
Why You Should *Never* Boil Eggs Straight from the FridgeSkills
Constantly dealing with cracked eggs? Here's why.
Nov 15, 2019
We Tried 5 Egg-Poaching Methods and Found 2 We Loved
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And none that we hated.
Oct 8, 2019
We Tried 7 Ways to Hard-Boil Eggs and Found a Clear Winner
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We compared the time, texture, and peel-ability of each method.
Sep 3, 2019
Once You Try Spanish Fried Eggs, You’ll Never Cook Them Any Other WaySkills
Your breakfast will thank you.
Aug 23, 2019
A Brilliant Easy Method for Making Freezer Breakfast SandwichesSkills
It's all about the eggs.
Aug 8, 2019
Gordon Ramsay’s Extra-Easy Tip for Scrambled EggsSkills
It not only makes scrambled eggs taste better, but also makes the process simpler.
Aug 1, 2019
5 Scrambled Egg Hacks You Haven’t Tried (but Should!)Skills
These will change your breakfast game forever.
Jun 20, 2019
This Is the Absolute Best Way to Make Perfectly Jammy EggsSkills
After trying every method out there, this is the only one I'll ever use.
Jun 17, 2019
The Secret to the Best, Fluffiest Gluten-Free Muffins Is Already in Your KitchenSkills
This trick is a total game-changer.
Jun 7, 2019
Top Five: Ways to Eat a Fried EggSkills
A nicely fried egg with crispy edges and a warm, runny yolk is one of life’s greatest simple pleasures. We realized long ago that fried eggs are just as delicious after 9am as they are before, and we’ve been sliding them onto our plates to round out a quick meal ever since. Here are a few of our favorite combos:A fried egg is our trick for turning an otherwise ho-hum meal into a great one.
Jun 4, 2019
Food Science: Egg Substitutions in Cookies and BrowniesSkills
We recently received a question in our Kitchn inbox about substituting yolks for whole eggs in a cookie recipe. Baking is often more chemistry than anything else, so we thought we’d take a look at this question from a scientific perspective!We know from our own baking experience that eggs help make the finished product tender and moist, give it a golden color, and provide some richness of flavor. Along with flour, eggs also help set the structure of whatever it is you’re baking.
May 2, 2019
7 Ways to Make an Eggless Breakfast SandwichSkills
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Even when I’m crunched for time in the morning, I always make breakfast. Since sandwiches are so easy to put together, they’ve become my go-to for both lazy weekends and quick meals to eat on the way to work. I do love eggs, but sometimes there’s just no need for them; breakfast sandwiches can be just as delicious and satisfying without them. Here are seven eggless ideas to add to your weekly routine.
May 1, 2019
Our Best Tips, Hacks, and Shortcuts for Making Better EggsSkills
If your meal plan is anything like mine, there’s a good chance it involves plenty of eggs. From poached and scrambled, to fried and boiled, these are the smart tips that will help you make even better eggs. When what you’re after is scrambled eggs with large, soft curds that spring back with the lightest touch and nearly melt in your mouth, skip the milk and cream and reach for some plain seltzer instead.
May 1, 2019
What’s the Difference Between a Frittata and a Quiche?Skills
They're similar — but not the same. Here's how to tell them apart.
Apr 25, 2019
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Deviled EggsSkills
Slide a platter of deviled eggs onto the table at any holiday gathering, picnic, potluck, or get-together and it’s all but guaranteed they’ll be gobbled up in no time. These two-bite snacks start with hard-boiled eggs and are seemingly easy to pull off, although there are a few common errors you’ll want to avoid. The best deviled eggs start with well-cooked hard-boiled eggs.
Apr 18, 2019
27 Easy DIY Easter Egg Ideas That Are So Simple, Yet So ImpressiveSkills
Though each one requires just a few supplies and a few minutes of your time, they're worthy of sitting front and center on your holiday table.
Apr 10, 2019
The Only Thing You Have to Remember for the Best-Ever FrittataSkills
Frittatas are meant to be scrappy — filled with odds and ends from your produce and cheese drawers. They’re a great way to practice cooking with your gut and all five senses, using your eyes and ears and nose and touch and taste to determine when the veggies are cooked, the eggs are set, and so forth. So the next time you make one, I encourage you to ditch the recipe (or, use it solely as a point of inspiration), and just remember this one simple rule instead.
Mar 30, 2019
The 8 Essential Methods for Cooking Eggs (All in One Place)Skills
Mastering the essential ways to cook an egg will serve you well time and time again. On mornings (or evenings) when you don’t feel like digging up a recipe, knowing how to poach, scramble, soft-boil, and more means you can whip up a meal in next to no time at all. Spend a few weeks trying them all — you might just discover you have a new favorite way to prepare your eggs. Comforting and kid-friendly, a soft scramble is there for you when you need a warm and familiar meal.
Jan 27, 2019
The Whole30 Recipe That I Still Make Every Single SundaySkills
One of the things I took away from trying the Whole30 diet a few years ago was the importance of breakfast — specifically eggs. I was constantly searching for easy, make-ahead egg recipes for the busy mornings when there just wasn’t enough time to make breakfast from scratch. Although I’m not on Whole30 anymore, there are a few recipes that I still make from that time on a regular basis.
Jan 16, 2019
A Plain Egg Has Finally Beaten Kylie Jenner’s Instagram RecordSkills
Which came first: the chicken or the Instagram influencer? 2019 is already off to a great start. First we were blessed with a 27-pound bucket of mac and cheese from Costco, and now this Instagram egg. On January 4, 2019, Instagram account @world_record_egg (aka “EGG GANG”) posted a picture of a plain, rather boring stock image of a brown egg.
Jan 14, 2019
Did the Grinch Make These Creepy Santa Eggs?Skills
Look, I understand that the holidays aren’t always full of cheer. There can be a lot of pressure to deliver the perfect holiday party fare, instead of the same old boring wine and cheese spread you find yourself snacking on every year. You want to impress your judgmental relatives so that they’re all talking about the ingenious appetizers you served before Christmas dinner for years to come.
Nov 29, 2018
10 Tips for Mastering Scrambled Eggs from Pro Home CooksSkills
Does it sometimes feel as though everyone has their preferred method of scrambling eggs — except for you? I often feel that way, and start second-guessing my technique every time I start melting the butter in the skillet (or is it olive oil? And should this be cast iron?) Scrambled eggs fall into a unique category of home-cooked meals that taste so luxurious but require very few ingredients and even less time.
Sep 2, 2018
The Best Way to Meal Prep Hard-Boiled EggsSkills
If you’re looking for a packable snack that’s actually going to keep you full throughout the morning or afternoon, can be made in advance, and travels well, one of the best options is a hard-boiled egg. If you’re not already doing it, add a batch of hard-boiled eggs to your meal prep routine. When stored properly, they can easily last for the whole week ahead. Here’s how to do it.
Aug 31, 2018
Nigella Lawson’s Secret for Making Symmetrical Deviled EggsSkills
I’ve been on a major deviled egg kick lately. Making a big plate of deviled eggs is one of the easiest and, frankly, most cost-effective ways to give a large group of people something nice and a bit substantial to snack on with cocktails. If I’m making deviled eggs for the family or just a casual visit, I’ll just mash up my egg yolks with a fork, mix in the other filling ingredients, and scoop the mixture back into the egg white halves, lumps and all.
Jul 12, 2018