Hardboiled, poached, scrambled, or slipped into casseroles, eggs are the quintessential comfort food and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner.
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Eggs-tra Credit IdeasEven when the cupboard is nearly bare, if you have a few eggs you can cook up a dizzying array of meals, snacks, and even desserts. Eggs take a starring role when poached, baked, or deviled. But they're also versatile team players in casseroles, berry meringues, or breakfast bruschetta.
Simple Baked EggsChances are this could become your new favorite way to fix eggs for family or company. It's as simple as slipping each egg into a ramekin with a little butter and a splash of cream. Then sit back as breakfast bakes to perfection.
Egg Salad Club SandwichesCrumbled bacon and fresh chives give plain old egg salad a delicious flavor kick. Stack it club-sandwich style or serve it on pumpernickel toast. It's an easy way to use up leftover hard-cooked eggs or just extra eggs that need to be cooked.
Breakfast BruschettaWho needs an expensive restaurant breakfast when you can curl up at home with this hip take on Eggs Benedict? Pan-grilled bread, poached eggs and a slice of prosciutto are crowned with a warm soul-satisfying mustard vinaigrette. Eggs never tasted so good.
Hash Brown Breakfast CasseroleAll your favorite breakfast foods come together in a simple make-ahead casserole that's perfect on those lazy weekends when even getting out of your pajamas is too big a task. Combine sausage, onions, cheddar cheese, and biscuit mix, and chill overnight. Bake whenever you're ready.
Chive-Tarragon Deviled EggsAdventurous eaters will love the look and devilishly good taste of these not-so-traditional stuffed eggs. Flavored with French tarragon, lemon, and chives, they're an elegant version of the classic and an excellent way to use leftover hard-cooked eggs.
Poached Eggs with White Corn PolentaClassic poached eggs get cozy on a creamy bed of polenta made with Parmesan and sweet corn. The whole thing takes less than 30 minutes to put together and is topped with crumbled crisp bacon and a homemade roasted red pepper salsa.
Berry MeringuesCrunchy sweet meringues are the perfect light dessert when topped with fresh seasonal fruit like berries. Whipping the egg whites and shaping and cooking the meringues takes a bit of time, so make them up ahead of time.
How-To Video: Separation AnxietyWatch this video for an easy way to separate the whites from the yolks.