What's the Best Way to Prepare Eggs?

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What's the Best Way to Prepare Eggs?

Read on for all the ways you can prepare eggs. Which do you think is best?


Let's start with scrambled. This preparation combines the whites and the yolks when the eggs are cracked into a bowl, whisked together and cooked in a pan.

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Sunny side up

Sunny side up eggs are cracked into a pan and only one side is fried. The yolks remain liquid and the whites just set.

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Over easy

Over easy eggs take the sunny side version one step further, flipping the egg to fry both sides with the yolk staying runny.

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Poaching eggs cooks them in simmering liquid. The egg is cracked into a bowl, and then slowly slid into a pan of simmering water. The white is cooked and the yolk remains runny.

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Hard boiled eggs are cooked in boiling hot water for around ten minutes to harden both the yolk and the white of the egg.

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Soft-boiled eggs are cooked in the same way as hard-boiled, but just for a shorter amount of time. The white comes out firm but the yolk is runny.

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Omelets are made from beaten eggs cooked in a pan and folded around any combination of fillings including cheese, vegetables and meats.

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Baked eggs can be cooked in the oven alone or within another food, like an avocado.

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Eggs are protein powerhouses packed with nutrients that make them the perfect way to start any day. They're so versatile that you can eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and they've become part of some classic brunch dishes like Eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros. But in their simplest form, what's the best way to eat them?

While we can all agree that eggs are a delicious addition to any meal, not everyone can agree on the best way to prepare them. In fact, some people have pretty strong feelings about it.

So... scrambled? Sunny side up? Poached? Which do you think is number one, hands down?

Check out the slideshow above for all the ways you can prepare eggs. What's your favorite?

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