100 Ways to Crack an Egg

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According to legend (a.k.a. wikipedia), the folds in a chef’s hat used to represent the number of ways s/he knew how to cook an egg, with the vaunted 100-fold hat reserved for the heads of only the most knowledgeable culinary experts. But are there really 100 ways to prepare eggs? ES set out on an exploration across the food blogosphere to find out, and our answer is a decidedly delicious “yes.”

We’re reporting back and presenting our 100 favorite ways to cook an egg. If you’ve ever looked in the fridge and said, “I’ve got tons of eggs, but no idea what to cook with them,” well, you have no excuse to ever do that again. Just come right back here. Or better yet, print this out and hang it in your kitchen.

Presenting the comprehensive Endless Simmer guide to 100 ways to cook an egg:

Click on the photos for full recipes.

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PS – What did we miss? Have an inventive egg recipe that’s not on the list? Drop your link in the comments. If your photo makes us drool, we’ll add it to the list.

Update! Thanks for all your tips – even more ways to cook an egg below:

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137 thoughts on “100 Ways to Crack an Egg

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  2. Love your post and your photography.
    My family loves eating eggs and we prepare them in many different ways.
    You certainly have shown us many, many more ways to cook them and we will definitely try them in the future.
    Wow! 100 ways? Thank you for sharing your insights,
    TheGourmetCoffeeGuy
    http://www.ourgourmetcoffee.com

  3. nice ideas!
    my favorite way to cook an egg, is a bulls eye!
    basicly if you don’t know, just put some butter in the pan, punch a whole (w/ a cup) in a peice of bread, put it in the pan, then crack an egg in the bread! :)

  4. These eggs are *absolutely* beautiful!

    I’m having a hard time picking a favorite. Loving the colors, the art, and can only imagine how delicious they are?

  5. Try a hard boiled egg wrapped in bacon and then in sausage and deep fried… called scotch eggs here… Great with HP sauce and either a dark beer or a scotch…

  6. I make egg-fu-young omletts….to die for. Make a regular omlett, with pork egg fu young (chopped) for filling. Pour gravy on top and sprinkle with soy sauce. Yum….

  7. Has Anyone Ever Sat Down And Counted The Folds? There Are Actually 132 Folds, And These Are Only Ways To Prepare An Egg, Not Cook It. So Technically This Article Is Garbage

  8. Seriously, a 100 ways to cook an egg? These are a 100 recipes including or serving up an egg as a side dish, at most. Those 100 recipes are supposed to boast the egg as the sole proprietor of the dish.

  9. LOVE the site! Came to this one off the 100 things main page but wanted to let you know that some of the photos here have links that no longer work such as the one linked to the 14th photo from the top.

  10. That’s awesome. I can have 100 different egg breakfasts in a year instead of just having omelette daily 😉

  11. I am looking for this recipe; Oozy egg within a bacon cheese muffin. You have pinned it on Pinterest and now many ppl are looking for the recipe. please repost and email it to me. Thanks

  12. A beautiful, useful and delightful post!!!! Sure it was first the egg ;D.

    Thanks for including my fried egg :D. It’s one of my favourite dishes ever.

  13. hm … that would be 100 ways to SERVE egg, not 100 ways to cook an egg
    😉

    ~M~

    And someone remarked, that eating eggs every day is not healthy: I beg to differ!
    Whether something is healthy or not, depends entirely on your diet in general.
    A good, balanced diet can include eggs every day, no problem.
    It all depends on how you eat your eggs, and what else you eat :)

  14. Years ago I watched a chef performing his magic inside a front window of a restaurant in
    New York City.
    For years I have attempted to duplicate his trick without success.

    His act simply consisted of putting a fork in the center of eggs being scrambled. He would twist his fork and the eggs would follow the fork and become a perfect pyramid.

    I wonder if anyone can tell me how he did it.

  15. wow – I love eggs and have been cooking them for years but I never realized there were so many different ways to cook them. I will have to try some that are new to me.

  16. omg . so interesting. didn’t know there were so many ways. i wanna carve one direction into an egg. love them. :)

  17. The statement that there’s more than 100 ways to cook and eggs is flawed. What they really mean is that there are more than 100 recipes in which to serve eggs. The cooking of the egg can really only be done by frying, boiling, baking, and now microwaving. I may have missed some obscure way to cook but really there’s less than a dozen.

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