You've Been Cooking Eggs All Wrong

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Read on for the best egg cooking hacks. (We'll show you how to get that dish eggs-actly right!)

Fish Out an Eggshell

Even if this sounds counterintuitive, the least stressful method of fishing out a tiny egg shell is to use another egg shell. Dip the other half of a sizeable egg shell into the mix and scoop out the smaller piece. Please, use this tip with caution though as egg shells can sometimes carry germs, which are typically killed by cooking eggs. Try cracking eggs on a flat surface (rather than on the side of the bowl), which tends to reduce the amount of smaller shell fragments.

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Bake Eggs Instead of Boiling Them

If you aren't satisfied with the way your boiled eggs turn out, you may want to try a different method of cooking. Alton Brown recommends baking eggs instead of boiling them. Brown says that baked eggs have a creamier texture.

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Or Steam Eggs Instead of Boiling Them

Steaming eggs is much quicker than boiling them because there is no need to wait for a full pot of water to bubble, assures You'll only need to wait for one to two inches to boil, then cover the pot to steam the eggs. For hard boiled eggs with a dry yolk, this should take around 11 to 12 minutes.

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Shape Fried Eggs

For a beautiful fried egg, chop an onion in half and remove one circular ring. After you've oiled your pan, crack the egg into the onion, which will help the egg maintain a perfectly round shape as it fries.

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Make Breakfast Cups

By lining each compartment of a muffin tin with a slice of bacon and cracking an egg into each compartment, you can easily bake bacon and egg breakfast cups.

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Soft and Hard Boiled Egg Times

Soft and hard boiled eggs can be tricky. It's very easy to over cook or under cook soft boiled eggs, depending on how you like them. According to Bon Appetit:

  • Boil for three to six minutes for a very runny egg yolk.
  • Boil for seven to nine minutes for a pretty soft yolk.
  • Boil for eleven to thirteen minutes for a solid egg yolk.

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Flip Omelets in a Panini Press

Flipping omelets can be messy business. Luckily, Alton Brown has figured out how to make an omelet in a panini press to avoid the mess altogether. The panini press can cook a bacon and egg omelet without the hassle of flipping.

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Make Egg Casserole in a Crock Pot

Waking up to a tasty brunch is as easy as tossing hash browns, sausage and eggs into a Crock Pot. You can cook the eggs on low overnight for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

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Use a Sieve When Poaching Eggs

Get a perfectly poached egg by cracking it first into a sieve and allowing the watery parts to drain before dumping the remainder into your simmering water, shares Bon Appetit.

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Blow Eggs Out of Their Shells

Think you have to painstakingly peel hard boiled eggs? Think again! As Tim Ferriss demonstrates in this video, you need only crack the top and bottom of the egg on a table, remove the cracked pieces and then blow the hard boiled egg right out of its shell.

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Use Baking Soda

When making hard boiled eggs, add one teaspoon of baking soda to water for easy peeling.

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Separate Egg Whites Using a Turkey Baster or Empty Water Bottle

An empty water bottle or the bulb of a turkey baster can pick up yolks right out of the egg white by creating suction.

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Make Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave

Forget dirtying a pan! Beat eggs and a bit of milk in a cup or bowl and stick it in the microwave! You'll have scrambled eggs in just two minutes without the mess.

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Eggs can be scrambled, fried, boiled and baked. They're not just a quintessential brunch food, but they can be enjoyed any time of day, as a dinner or even a filling snack.

Because eggs are such a versatile ingredient, it's easy to become overwhelmed with choices when it comes to preparing them—and trying out a new style of cooking eggs doesn't always end well. So we've scoured the web for the best hacks so you'll never have to worry about dropping an egg shell in the mix again.

Check out the slideshow above for the best egg hacks.

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