7 brilliant egg dishes you have to make for National Egg Day

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by Lisa Lozano

Today is National Egg Day, and what's not to love about this magical, inexpensive food that is packed with protein and nutrients? We're counting down seven off-the-beaten path dishes that you should consider celebrating Egg Day by making.

No. 1: Bird in a Grilled Cheese Nest

This amazing recipe put a fried egg – wait for it – inside a grilled cheese sandwich! (Now we know what we'll all be making for our next midnight craving...)

No. 2: Crispy Eggplant 'Benedict'

This complex and sophisticated dish is the perfect way to wow your breakfast companions. Poached eggs are placed atop a tower of crispy fried eggplant, sautéed greens, ham, homemade Bechamel and chives – delish!

No. 3: Jason Roberts' Fresh Egg Rolls

This inventive recipe uses eggs to make a paper-thin wrapper for a spring roll. Great idea for anyone avoiding grains (and anyone with taste buds)!

No. 4: Carbonara-Style Baked Stuffed Potatoes

A baked potato with bacon, cheese and a fried egg on top? Done and done.

No. 5: Curtis Stone's Croque Madame

This mouthwatering classic French sandwich is served open-face, and features toast with browned, melted cheese, a fried egg, and a rich French Mornay sauce.

No. 6: Dirty Martini Eggs

All the olive-y tang of a dirty martini in a deviled egg! Cheers!

No. 7: Bob Harper's Skinny Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

If you're looking for an egg dish on the lighter side, try Bob Harper's tasty breakfast hash. Sweet potatoes are cooked with tomato sauce, and topped with a fried egg and chives. Delicious and still good for you!

What's your favorite way to cook eggs?

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