27 easy egg recipes for every meal of the day (Bonus: Find out how you can use your leftover egg shells!)

A versatile staple, the humble egg goes a long way in the kitchen. From breakfast to desserts, eggs are found in the majority of the local households because there are a million ways you can cook it.

If you’re bored of cooking other proteins during the Circuit Breaker period, why not try some unique egg dishes? We’ve got 27 recipes that you can use every day – till the end of the quarantine.

Egg Dishes for Breakfast

1. Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

Simple but tasty, sunny-side-up eggs are the perfect way to start your morning. Pair it with toast and fruit for a more nutritious breakfast! This is an fool-proof dish that is guaranteed not to ruin your morning. Put it on top of a toast – so simple, but so yummy.

Credits: Jamie Oliver

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 1/16 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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2. Scrambled Eggs

Another fool-proof egg dish. It is simple but has a different texture than Sunny-Side-Up Eggs. Simply pair your scrambled eggs with cherry tomatoes or fruit for a healthy breakfast. Be sure not to overcook the eggs – otherwise, you’ll lose that fluffy texture.

Credits: Incredible Egg

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper, as desired
  • 2 tsp. butter

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3. Soft-Boiled Eggs

If you are in a hurry, try soft-boiled eggs because you can easily gulp it down in a jiffy. Add salt, pepper and even soy sauce for a more local taste. What’s more, soft-boiled eggs go really well with Kaya toast in the morning.

Credits: The Kitchn

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 to 4 large eggs, cold from the refrigerator

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4. Egg-in-a-Nest

Don’t worry, this dish does not invovle a real nest. The ‘nest’ is actually just bread! This will definitely be a hearty and filling meal for big-eaters.

Credits: Culinary Covers

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 slice of bread
  • butter
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • bacon, optional

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5. French Toast

This indulgent breakfast can be made even more hearty when you smear peanut butter or drizzle honey for extra sweetness. If its too heavy, pair your toast with fruits like strawberries, blueberries or kiwis. McCormick has an easy and quick recipe using some of their own brand items.

Credits: McCormick

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 slices bread

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6. Cloud Eggs

This unique egg dish is similar to sunny-side-up style, However, the egg whites are fluffier and have a cloud-like appearance. It’s also a lot tastier than the former because there is a cheese element.

Credits: Simply Recipes

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 small pinches of salt (a pinch of salt per egg)
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese such as Gruyere, Swiss, or Parmesan

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Egg Dishes for Lunch

7. Egg Salad

This is delightful for all egg lovers. Combined with mayo or greek yogurt, this egg salad can be eaten on its own or in a sandwich or a wrap. If you want to be healthier, swap the mayo for greek yogurt!

Credits: How Sweet Eats

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoons sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons freshly snipped chives, plus extra for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika

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8. Eggs Benedict

Classic cafe food that you can make at home too – if you’re up for a challenge. While it may be a bit heavy for breakfast, its a pleasant meal to have for brunch/lunch if you’re in for a hearty and rich meal.

Credits: Jamie Oliver

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 4 spring onions
  • olive oil
  • 400 g baby spinach
  • 1 whole nutmeg , for grating
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 English muffins
  • 8 small free-range eggs
  • 100 g wafer-thin smoked ham

For Hollandaise Sauce:

  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 2 large free-range egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • white wine vinegar

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9. Huevos a la Flamenca (Andalusian Style Baked Eggs)

Great for veggie-lovers, this dish is healthy and easy! It uses fresh seasonal vegetables and is also big enough for sharing.

Credits: Devour Seville

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 red peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 15-20 grams fresh tomatoes (grated on a cheese grater)
  • 8 eggs
  • 8 slices of Serrano ham
  • 8 slices of chorizo
  • 5 ounces peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley for garnish

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10. Omelette

You can pair the eggs with any other protein or vegetable for an omelette dish. Some popular ingredients are mushrooms, onions, ham, and cheese. Pair the omelette with some roast potatoes for a complete meal.

Credits: Epicurious

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup filling
  • 1 teaspoon butter (or 2 teaspoons if sautéing filling)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Herbs (optional)

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11. Scotch Egg

This might be a bit tricky if you’re new to the kitchen. But if you’re an experienced cook or are up for a challenge, then this recipe is just for you! The heartiness of this dish is sure to keep you feeling full till dinner-time.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 6 medium hard cooked eggs peeled
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoons onion powder
  • ½-1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt omit if using seasoned sausage meat
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper adjust to taste
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 medium eggs lightly beaten
  • 1- cup seasoned breadcrumbs

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12. Onsen Egg

Onsen is the Japanese word for “hot spring”. But you don’t need a real hot spring resort to cook this egg. An onsen egg is similar to a soft-boiled egg in texture, however, it is done through slow-cooking and soaking in an ice bath. This egg goes well with Salads and Rice Bowls that feel a bit too dry.

Credits: Serious Eats

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Eggs

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13. Mexican Egg White Omelette

If you’re cutting bad cholesterol, opt for an egg white omelette instead of a regular one. Don’t worry, it’ll still taste delectable if you add enough seasoning! It is also substantial for a post-workout meal as it is gluten-free.

Credits: Gimme Some Oven

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small jalapeno, thinly sliced and seeded (if desired), stem discarded
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • handful of grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 egg whites, whisked
  • half an avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • crumbled cotija cheese
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14. Hashbrown Eggs

A recipe for all hashbrown-lovers. Combine the humble egg and hash browns and you’ll get a very filling but tasty lunch. If you want to make it healthier, swap the store-bought hashbrowns for homemade ones.

Credits: Pillsbury

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 pound mild ground pork sausage
  • 1 pound hot ground pork sausage
  • 1 (30-ounce) package frozen hash browns
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk

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Egg Snacks

15. Hard-Boiled Egg

This is a quick and easy post-workout snack that is also easy to bring around. You can also make them in batches!

Credits: Simply Recipes

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Eggs

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16. Deviled Egg

An extension of the hard-boiled egg, this dish is tangier and more exotic than your normal plain boiled egg. It is a yummy appetizer and tea-time snack. If you love tangy-mayo-like tastes, then give this egg recipe a try!

Credits: Epicurious

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • Garnishes: paprika*; chopped fresh chives (tip: go easy on the paprika if you’re not a big fan of spice)

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Egg Dishes for Dinner

17. Sambal Telur (Egg Sambal)

Calling all spice lovers, this egg dish is sure to pack a punch! An exotic dish for sharing, Sambal Telur is a local favourite amongst all sambal-lovers. It is a great way to spice up a simple meal and add colour to the dinner table. Simply have it with rice if you’re feeling lazy.

Credits: Wattie’s Homemade

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 6 – 7 shelled hard boiled eggs
  • 1 medium-large onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 5 tbsp sambal tumis
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • salt (if required)
  • a little sugar

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18. Lu Dan (Braised Egg)

A childhood snack amongst most Singaporeans. Lu Dan goes well with char siew and roast duck. If you are a fan, you’ll be happy to know that it’s not that difficult to make Lu Dan in your own kitchen.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3-4 sugar cubes (if not, use 3 tablespoons of regular sugar)
  • 2 star anise
  • Pot full of water
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 18 eggs

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19. Omu Rice

This is comfort food that work well on any day. Best part? You can customise your choice of fillings. If you want to be healthier, cut down on the ketchup or omit it completely.

Credits: Cooking with Dog

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 130g Chicken Thighs (boneless)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 Onion70g/2.5 oz
  • 4 Button Mushrooms50g/1.8 oz
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 30g Green Frozen peas
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Heavy Cream or non-dairy creamer
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 200g Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Consomme Cube
  • 1tbsp White Wine
  • 1tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 280g Steamed Rice
  • Baby Salad Greens
  • Parsley Leaves
  • Tomato Ketchup

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20. Chawanmushi

This is a savoury egg custard that goes well with rice and steamed vegetables. A healthier alternative side dish to an omelette, it is traditionally served in a Japanese teacup, but it fits just as well in a normal bowl.

Credits: Chopstick Chronicles

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cups Dashi stock
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 pieces of Kamaboko fish cake I used Naruto fish cake left over from making Ramen
  • 4 shrimps
  • 1/2 tsp usukuchi soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Mitsuba to garnish

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21. Tamago Nigiri Sushi

This dish is delicious to anyone who has a strong sweet tooth. Be warned that the art of sushi takes years of practice in order to master, so don’t fret if your first attempts at the Tamago Nigiri Sushi are underwhelming.

Credits: Smoky Wok

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup Japanese short-grain rice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 inch worth of konbu (kelp)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp shoyu (or substitute with light soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Nori (to serve)
  • 2 tbsps vinegar mixed with 1 cup of water (for hand vinegar)

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22. Ajitsuke Tamago (Japanese-Style Soft Boiled Egg)

If you want to add more protein into your instant noodles, this is the perfect option. While it is normally served with Japanese ramen, it still suits a normal bowl of instant noodles for a rainy day. Be warned that it takes quite a lengthy period of time. So make it in advance to avoid waiting for too long.

Credits: Lyukum

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1each egg
  • 40ml water
  • 40ml sake
  • 10ml dark soy sause
  • 10ml mirin
  • 5g brown sugar

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23. Egg Drop Soup

This is another dish that is best eaten during a rainy day. Unlike the former, this is quicker and easier to prepare. Feel free to add additional meat or vegetables for a hearty meal.

Credits: She wears many hats

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (about 2 green onions)
  • salt and pepper

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24. Egg Casserole

While this recipe was crafted specially in light of Christmas morning, we felt like this dish may be too heavy and work better as a substantial dinner rather than breakfast. Serve it with a light salad for a more balanced meal.

Credits: Two peas in their pods

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 (1 lb.) package Wright Brand® Naturally Smoked Applewood Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups frozen diced potatoes (you don’t have to thaw or cook the potatoes)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped

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25. Sichuan Tomatoes and Eggs

Classic and vegetarian, this dish is tangy and filling. It is typically served with rice. If you need some meat though, feel free to add ground chicken or pork.

Credits: Omnivore’s Cookbook

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 big tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granular sugar
  • (optional) chopped green onion for garnish
  • Steamed rice to serve with

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25. Egg in a Hole Burger

This is the dinner edition of a nested egg. Burgers are an all time favourite and this combination is like double happiness for egg and beef lovers.  If you love burgers and eggs, give this recipe a try!

Credits: Delish

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 3 tbsp. mayo
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • strips bacon
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. ground chuck
  • kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • eggs
  • Hamburger buns
  • Lettuce, for serving
  • slices cheddar cheese

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Dessert

26. Meringue

A French and Italian dessert, the foundations of this dish consist of egg whites and sugar. It is not messy to eat and can serve as a little treat at parties or a light dessert to end a dinner.

Credits: Epicurious

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 8 egg whites (read on to find out how you can use the leftover egg yolks)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

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27. Stirred Egg Custard

Here’s how you can use the leftover egg yolks from the meringue. This is another European dessert that uses eggs. It is a retro dessert that is rich in vanilla and spices.

Credits: The Kitchn

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, sliced and scraped
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Homemade whipped cream, for garnish
  • Freshly ground nutmeg, for garnish

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Bonus: A way to recycle your Leftover Eggshells

28. Easter Eggshell Cake

Here’s how you can make full use of the entire egg including its shell. You could try this recipe over Easter! Everyone loves a cute dessert that also tastes delectable.

Credits: aimadeitforyou

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1¾ cups (175g) cake flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (57g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup (75g) sour cream
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • Half the carrot curd recipe

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