100 Ways to Cook an Egg

 Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of eggs! You thought eggs were just for scrambling or frying? Think again! Prepare to be mind-blown and taste-buds tantalized as we discover a mind-boggling 100 ways to cook an egg!

That’s right, folks. While humble hard boiled eggs bring back memories of childhood picnics and the elegant and sophisticated soufflé that impress even the most discerning of dinner guests – we’ve got it all covered. Whether you like your eggs soft, hard, runny, or poached to perfection, there’s a recipe here to cater to every egg-loving connoisseur.

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You might be wondering, why on earth would anyone want to find 100 ways to cook an egg? Eggs are versatile little wonders that deserve to be celebrated in all their glorious forms. So, grab your aprons, sharpen your knives, and get ready to crack into the world of eggs like you’ve never experienced before. Trust me, it’s going to be egg-cellent!

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Why 100 Ways to Cook an Egg?

There are certainly a lot of ways to cook an egg but there is a bit of history behind this question as well. The legend goes that Chef Marie-Antonie, the first celebrity chef, wore an 18 inch white torque, or chef’s hat, with 100 pleats as they had mastered 100 ways to cook an egg.

Traditionally, chefs hats represented their skill level – the taller the hat the more skilled the chef. The pleats represented how many recipes or dishes they had mastered. You can read more about the history of the chef’s hat or toque here. The tradition of wearing a chef’s hat can be traced back to the 16th century in Europe. At that time, cooks and chefs began wearing hats to distinguish themselves from the kitchen staff and to signify their higher rank and skill level. The height of the hat was associated with the chef’s seniority and expertise, with taller hats being worn by more experienced and skilled chefs.

A cheff hat with pleats on a pile of books illustrating the legend behind 100 ways to cook an egg and the history of a chefs hat.

The number of pleats on the hat, as mentioned in the legend, is said to represent the number of different ways the chef has mastered cooking eggs. While the specific origin of this tradition is unclear, it is believed to have symbolized the chef’s versatility and ability to create a wide variety of dishes using a basic ingredient like eggs.

However, it is important to note that the legend of Chef Marie-Antonie and the 100 pleats hat may be a fictional tale, as there is limited historical evidence to support it. The number of pleats on a chef’s hat may vary depending on cultural and individual preferences, with some hats having more or fewer pleats.

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Today, the primary purpose of a chef’s hat, known as a toque, is to maintain hygiene and protect the chef’s hair from falling into the food. Different styles and heights of hats may be worn in various culinary settings, but the tradition of associating height and pleats with skill level has somewhat diminished in modern times.

So, while there may not be a definitive historical link between the number of pleats on a chef’s hat and the number of egg recipes mastered, the idea of the chef’s hat as a symbol of skill and the versatility of eggs in cooking remains an intriguing aspect of culinary tradition. 

Hard boiled eggs cut in half in a white bowl with fresh parsley is just one of the 100 ways to cook an egg.

List of 100 Ways to Cook an Egg

Without further ado, here are 100 ways to cook an egg!

  1. Scrambled
  2. Fried
  3. Poached
  4. Boiled
  5. Soft-boiled
  6. Hard-boiled
  7. Deviled
  8. Sunny-side up
  9. Over easy
  10. Over medium
  11. Over hard
  12. Basted
  13. Shirred
  14. Coddled
  15. Eggs Benedict
  16. Eggs Florentine
  17. Eggs Royale
  18. Spanish omelette (Tortilla Española)
  19. French omelette
  20. American omelette
  21. Denver omelette
  22. Western omelette
  23. Greek omelette
  24. Italian omelette (Frittata)
  25. Japanese rolled omelette (Tamagoyaki)
  26. Indian omelette (Masala Omelette)
  27. Mexican omelette (Huevos a la Mexicana)
  28. Chinese tea eggs
  29. Pickled eggs
  30. Scotch eggs
  31. Ramen eggs (Ajitsuke Tamago)
  32. Chinese steamed eggs (Chawanmushi)
  33. Quiche Lorraine
  34. Quiche Florentine
  35. Quiche with various fillings
  36. Egg drop soup
  37. Chinese century eggs (Pidan)
  38. Spanish flan
  39. Crepes
  40. Hollandaise sauce
  41. Bearnaise sauce
  42. Mayonnaise
  43. Caesar salad dressing
  44. Green goddess dressing
  45. Custard
  46. Clafoutis
  47. Meringue
  48. Pavlova
  49. Souffle
  50. Zabaglione
  51. Tiramisu
  52. Creme brulee
  53. Chawanmushi (Japanese savory egg custard)
  54. Egg curry
  55. Egg salad
  56. Scotch egg curry
  57. Egg biryani
  58. Shakshuka
  59. Spanish migas with eggs
  60. Egg and bacon sandwich
  61. Egg and sausage sandwich
  62. Egg and cheese sandwich
  63. Egg and avocado toast
  64. Egg and smoked salmon on a bagel
  65. Egg and ham breakfast burrito
  66. Egg and spinach breakfast wrap
  67. Egg and chorizo breakfast taco
  68. Egg and mushroom breakfast quesadilla
  69. Egg and vegetable stir-fry
  70. Egg fried rice
  71. Egg noodles
  72. Egg curry noodles
  73. Egg drop noodles
  74. Eggplant and egg stir-fry
  75. Egg and cheese quesadilla
  76. Egg and vegetable frittata
  77. Egg and sausage casserole
  78. Egg and potato hash
  79. Egg and cheese stuffed peppers
  80. Egg and cheese stuffed mushrooms
  81. Egg and bacon stuffed tomatoes
  82. Egg and spinach stuffed bell peppers
  83. Egg and vegetable stuffed zucchini
  84. Egg and cheese stuffed crepes
  85. Egg and ham stuffed croissants
  86. Egg and sausage stuffed biscuits
  87. Egg and vegetable stuffed pita pockets
  88. Egg and cheese stuffed baguette
  89. Egg and smoked salmon stuffed pancakes
  90. Egg and chorizo stuffed empanadas
  91. Egg and avocado stuffed lettuce wraps
  92. Egg and tomato stuffed bell peppers
  93. Egg and cheese stuffed jalapeños
  94. Egg and bacon stuffed mushrooms
  95. Egg and spinach stuffed portobello mushrooms
  96. Egg and vegetable stuffed acorn squash
  97. Egg and cheese stuffed cremini mushrooms
  98. Egg and ham stuffed bell peppers
  99. Egg and sausage stuffed tomatoes
  100. Egg and vegetable stuffed butternut squash

These are just some of the many ways you can prepare and enjoy eggs in various dishes and cuisines. Below are 50 recipes where eggs are the star of the show!

50 Egg Recipes

From the most simple hard boiled egg to the complicated and fancy, here are 50 recipes where eggs are the star of the dish!

Final Thoughts on Ways to Cook an Egg

Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients in a chef’s kitchen! From complicated to simple and from breakfast to dessert, eggs are a fantastic ingredient that can’t be overlooked! I hope you enjoyed this list of 100 ways to cook an egg!

Be sure to check out my favorite gadget for cooking eggs – the Dash Egg Cooker!

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