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25 Ways to Cook an Egg

As I was cooking my eggs this morning, I realized what a powerful frugal food it is. It’s cheap, it has enough protein and calories to fill you up, and it’s versatile. How many ways can you cook an egg? Let me count the ways:

  1. Scrambled- A staple at any breakfast.
  2. Over easy
  3. Poached
  4. Sunny Side Up
  5. Add eggs to skillet bags from the grocery store
  6. Hardboiled- They make a great anytime snack.
  7. Breakfast burrito- cook eggs, put in tortilla, eat.
  8. Chillaquillas- scrambled eggs mixed with cut up corn tortillas; add salsa and green chili for taste
  9. Egg sandwich- great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  10. Eggs in Raman Noodles- the combinations of two extremely frugal equals a frugal dynamo
  11. Eggs in spaghetti noodles
  12. Eggs mixed with chorizo- chorizo is a delicious Mexican sausage; can be served by itself or wrapped in a burrito
  13. Eggs in a pita
  14. Omelets- the possibilities are endless on this one; add whatever you want
  15. French toast- bread dipped in eggs- how frugal can you get?
  16. Egg’s nest- cut a hole in a piece of bread, put contents of egg inside hole, cook in pan.
  17. Huevos rancheros
  18. Eggs scrambled with rice
  19. Eggs scrambled with beans
  20. Pasta carbonara- cook some noodles, beat some eggs, pour egg mixture over cooked noodles; the noodles will cook the egg mixture; add come bacon and garlic.
  21. Eggs scrambled in shrimp
  22. Substitute eggs for meat in Hamburger Helper
  23. Deviled eggs
  24. Slice a hard boiled egg in your salad
  25. Egg drop soup

Any other ideas? I’m sure many of you have creative ways to use this very frugal food.