YOU GUYS. I have had a WEEK! And it is all because of, well, eggs. And not just any old eggs…my recipe for eggs in clouds. Apparently eggs in clouds (sometimes known as cloud eggs) are having an Instagram moment, and because of this the Today Show decided to do a segment on eggs in clouds, and guess whose recipe they decided to use, and guess who they talked with for an article on the Today Show website?
YES. YOU GUESSED CORRECTLY. So for the last few days, my little blog has been Eggs In Clouds Central and to celebrate I am going to share my top ten egg recipes (including my now famous eggs in clouds recipe, of course). Just in time for National Egg Month, by the way, so without further ado, let’s get cracking! (Sorry. Could NOT resist.)
My two favorite basic egg recipes are poached and scrambled. There is nothing more comforting than a perfect poached egg, and for the longest time I got mine by showing up at my mom’s door and making my classic “please make me a poached egg, Mommy?” face. But I finally buckled down and figured out a poached egg recipe that works. Every. Single. Time. Try it right now.
The other basic egg recipe I go to again and again is my beloved soft scrambled eggs with ricotta cheese and chives. You don’t have to include the ricotta cheese and the chives, but I promise that you want to. You do. Again…comfort food extraordinaire.
These next four egg recipes are ones that you have probably seen on many a restaurant menu, or had at a party, but you deserve egg goodness right in your own kitchen. So for the next time you get a craving for one of these classics, you don’t have to get in your car or invited to a shindig, you only need to stroll into your kitchen!
First up, the breakfast sandwich! You know what I am talking about: soft over easy egg, bacon and cheese on a toasted English muffin. I’ve added spinach to mine, but that’s entirely optional. The heaven part here is the melty cheese and the creamy egg, all in hand-held easy to eat format!
I would be doing the Southern Husband a great disservice if I didn’t include his classic fave, which is of course eggs and grits. In this case, bacon grits. Because he is married to me. Creamy, dreamy, bacon-y deliciousness.
And of course, what would any self-respecting party be without deviled eggs for appetizers. Here’s a spin on the classic – blue cheese and bacon deviled eggs. And I am here to tell you, don’t wait for a party. Serve them for dinner one night with a nice glass of wine, and there will be serious happiness around your table.
My last classic is mainly a classic overseas, but I’ve made and eaten and made and eaten it so many times that this simple and comforting recipe is a classic to me. I’m talking Eggs and Soldiers, otherwise known as poached eggs with buttered toast strips for dunking. I posted this recipe before I figured out the foolproof poached egg method above, so feel free to combine the two!
Eggs Get Fancy!
These last four are some of my favorite ways to take the humble egg and fancy it up (and yep, here come the eggs in clouds!). Fancy brunch? Fancy dinner party? All you need are fancy egg recipes. Here they are!
Eggs in Clouds is definitely my most magical egg recipe. It is fast, it is easy, all you need are literally eggs and a little parmesan cheese, and they are guaranteed to produce oohs and aaaahs. I love them. They might be my favorite. And not just because of the whole Today Show thing. Don’t tell the other eggs.
This next recipe for ham and egg crepe squares looks and tastes a lot fancier than it is to make. The first crepe or two is a learning experience, but you will get the hang of it super quickly, and then you are off to ham and egg scrumptiousness. Perfect for a light brunch or supper.
And speaking of brunch, here comes a fancy-looking egg taco! Mashed avocado, bacon and a little Sriracha sauce, and away you go.
And last but not least, the fanciest of all. Please meet the Lobster Frittata, starring succulent lobster, tender veggies, melty cheese and toasty bread. Easy. Elegant. Dinner party-worthy.
Those are my top ten! And if you are still in the mood for more incredible edible egg, here are a few of my favorites from some of my friends!
I’m egg-sausted. Do you have a favorite egg recipe or recipes? Leave it in comments below, and let’s do National Egg Month in style!
Hi there! I’m Kate, and I’m a recipe writer, food photographer and devoted bacon lover. I started Framed Cooks in 2009, and my mission is to create and share family-friendly recipes that make cooking both easy and fun…yes, I said FUN! My kitchen is my happy place, and I want yours to be that place too. Let’s cook together!