16 Simple Egg Recipes Plus Egg Safety Tips
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This handy guide is packed with simple egg recipes, safety tips and easy step-by-step cooking instructions. Learn how to cook your eggs properly and then test out your skills with one of 16 simple egg recipes.
Cooking Eggs: What You Need to Know
Let's get the facts straight on egg safety. Eggs should be thoroughly cooked. America’s egg farmers continually work to ensure the safest and highest quality eggs possible. We can all do our part by properly and safely transporting, storing and preparing eggs and all our food .
Here's how to handle, store and cook eggs safely:
-Never leave eggs out at room temperature for more than 2 hours, or 1 hour if it’s warm
-Store eggs in the main section of the refrigerator, not on the door; they need to remain at a constant temperature between 33 and 40 degrees F.
-Clean hands, utensils and food surfaces are a must to reduce the chance of cross-contamination
-Eggs should be cooked until the whites and yolks are firm
For our favorite dishes made with eggs, like quiche and meat loaf, an instant-read thermometer helps verify that the safe internal temperature of 160 degrees is reached.
To learn more about egg safety, visit eggsafety.org or call 404-367-2761.
16 Simple Egg Recipes
This is definitely not your ordinary breakfast sandwich. With Havarti cheese, tomatoes and scrambled eggs on fresh croissants, this breakfast sandwich is sure to wake your sleepy heads!
This scrambled egg take-off on the flavors of the classic Cobb Salad, which originated at Hollywood's Brown Derby Restaurant in the 1930s, is a perfect change-of-pace brunch selection!
This puffy, cheesy, baked egg dish known as a strata is a rise-and-shine favorite. Whether you want something to serve on a holiday morning or any time you need a company-fancy breakfast recipe, it's sure to be an easy crowd-pleaser!
Eggs are one of the fastest foods we can make, and when we team them with sauteed mushrooms, they're also one of the most delicious. Our Overstuffed Mushroom Omelet isn't just for breakfast -- it can serve as a great lunch or light supper, too.
Bacon is bigger than ever these days and our Test Kitchen made sure to add the smoky flavor of bacon bits to this colorful and flavorful Southern Bacon Tomato Quiche. It's truly easy-as-pie to make.
Say goodbye to boring omelets and say hello to frittatas! So what's the difference between them? A frittata is basically an open-faced omelet with all the ingredients mixed right in the eggs and cooked slowly over a low heat.
Deviled eggs are an American classic! Whether you're heading to a picnic, tailgating, or entertaining during the holidays, everyone needs a recipe for Easy Classic Deviled Eggs.
This is the best homemade corn bread recipe around! Made in a skillet, this corn bread comes out of the oven so hot and delicious it screams, "butter, please!" Our Country Corn Bread is a traditional recipe that's perfect for the holidays or anytime!
This Greek favorite has a few shortcuts, which land it on your table in no time! Easy Moussaka, with tender layers of eggplant, ground beef and a creamy custard topping, makes 'em shout "Opa!" every time you serve it!
If you love Lemon Meringue Pie, then this recipe is sure to "take the cake!" Yes, we put a yummy meringue topping on a lemon sheet cake, sure to surprise everyone when you divvy up slices of your homemade Lemon Meringue Cake.
Talk about the best of both worlds! Here's our Chocolate Meringue Pie, a luscious combination of chocolate pudding filling with a meringue topping in one amazing pie.
Save room for dessert! Our Hotel Rice Pudding is one you won't want to pass up. Inspired from a popular recipe often used by hotel chefs for generations, this creamy comfort food just sticks to your ribs.
We can almost hear the roar of the lions and thundering sound of elephants trekking across the wilderness when Mr. Food tempts us with an easy creme brulee laced with the African liqueur Amarulla.
If you're looking for a crowd pleaser, look no further than our all-time favorite Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. The creamy filling between two layers of cookie dough makes for a heavenly treat!
Fresh-out-of-the-oven banana bread meets bread pudding in this heavenly dessert and we just can't get enough. One bite and you'll know why our "Banana Bread" Bread Pudding is simply irresistible.
If you thought a glazed dougnut couldn't taste any better, think again! Donut Bread Pudding is the perfect breakfast casserole to enjoy with family and friends!
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You've got to try our Homemade Jelly Donut Holes for a fun and sometimes messy treat that's great all-year-round! Wonder how we get the jelly in the middle? The secret is using a drinking straw to make space for that oh-so-sweet jelly that fills the center! Top these with powdered or cinnamon sugar, and let the family get their fingers a little sticky! Just make sure to keep the napkins handy.