Eggs are an essential part of any breakfast, lunch, or dinner. But which way should you order them? Maybe you want to change things up a bit at the new breakfast place and are stuck on the way you always order eggs and would like some new options.
Here at The Wellthie One, we love eggs. We love them scrambled, we love them fried, we love them poached. We love them in omelets, quiches, and frittatas. But did you know that there are actually many ways to order eggs?
Here are 10 different ways to order eggs with a little bit of information about each one, so the next time you are out for breakfast, you can fire up some new brain synapses and order ‘em up differently and possibly find a new favorite way to order your eggs.
- Scrambled Eggs: Scrambled eggs are the most popular way to order eggs, and for good reason. They’re simple to make and can be jazzed up with any number of toppings and mix-ins. Plus, they’re relatively low in calories and fat.
- Fried eggs are a close second when it comes to popularity. They’re also quick and easy to make, but be warned—the extra oil used for frying can add quite a few calories and fat grams.
- Poached Eggs: Poached eggs are a bit more challenging to make than scrambled or fried eggs, but they’re well worth the effort of carefully dropping the egg into shallow hot water to cook. They have a delicate flavor and a smooth texture that is absolutely delicious.
4. Soft-boiled Eggs: Soft-boiled eggs are cooked for just long enough so that the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. They’re often served in an egg cup with toast for dipping.
5. Hard-boiled Eggs: Hard-boiled eggs are cooked for a bit longer than soft-boiled eggs so that both the whites and yolks are firm throughout. They’re perfect for snacks or as part of a main dish, think egg salad sandwiches.
6. Sunny-side Up Eggs: Sunny-side up eggs are fried with the yolks left runny. They’re delicious on their own or as part of a hearty breakfast sandwich.
Sunny-side up eggs
- Over Easy Eggs: Over-easy eggs are similar to sunny-side-up eggs, but they’re flipped over halfway through cooking so that the yolks cook through slightly.
- Over Medium Eggs: Over medium eggs are cooked the same way as over-easy eggs, but they’re left on the heat just long enough so that the yolks are cooked through completely.
- Over Hard Eggs: Over-hard eggs are cooked until both the whites and yolks are firm throughout—no runny yolks here!
10.Basted Eggs: Basted eggs are essentially sunny-side-up eggs that have had hot fat spooned over them during cooking to help cook the tops of the egg whites without flipping them over.
So, there you have it—10 different ways to order your next plate of eggs to excite your taste buds. Whether you like them scrambled, fried, or poached, maybe you will find a new favorite. Bon appetit!