Boiled Eggs, the perfect energy-boosting breakfast that anyone can enjoy. The number of ways in which Boiled Eggs are made is numerous with so many variations done to transform this simple yet delicious and filling food more interesting.
Not only are boiled eggs highly nutritious and beneficial for people belonging to all age groups, genders, and races; eating one boiled egg per day will transform your health and boost your diet making you strong and resistant against illnesses.
Boiled Eggs are a recommended favorite in all diet plans and are particularly popular among people trying to improve their diet to gain weight, build muscle, or to become healthier than they are.
Perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs are a treat to look at and trying new mouth-watering recipes to incorporate this common breakfast food is a fun and exciting way to lure friends and family to taste and enjoy your cooking. Every cuisine has a unique take on hard boiled eggs and there is no limit to the number of recipes that use Boiled Eggs.
If you’re bored of eating plain boiled eggs every morning, here are 10 easy and unique recipes that you can try and spruce up Boiled Eggs.
1. Plain Boiled Eggs:
This is the simple, best, and straightforward method of making Plain Boiled Eggs. Once we’ve taken the basics off the table, we can venture into unique takes on plain boiled eggs for you to experiment with and have fun:
To make plain boiled eggs, place any number of eggs in a wide and deep pot of water and turn on the heat to medium. Wait until the water boils over and slightly reduce the flame to allow the eggs to thoroughly cook and harden till their core.
One way of determining that the eggs are completely boiled and there’s no more yolk still in the liquid state is to check for slight cracks in the shell.
A perfect boiled egg should take 16-20 minutes. Once you’re done with boiling, place the eggs under cold running water to make peeling easier.
Gently prise off the shells from the eggs. You could make a slight crack on the shell to make peeling easier. Wash off shell fragments. Slice them and sprinkle pepper and salt for some plain but tasty breakfast accompaniment.
2. Egg Masala:
The mere mention of some spicy, tangy masala will make everybody craving for Boiled Eggs rolling in an explosion of spices. Egg Masala is the best accompaniment for all meals and makes for an intensely filling dish.
First, you will have to boil the eggs by following the above-mentioned steps. Egg Masala will go well with Roti, Rice, Bread, etc. and is best suited for people who love the taste of spicy food.
• Red Chilli Powder – 1 Teaspoon + more for taste
• Turmeric Powder – (1 Teaspoon for spice paste + 1 teaspoon for base)
• Coriander Powder – 1 Teaspoon for spice paste + 1 Teaspoon for base)
• Cumin Powder – (1 Teaspoon for spice paste + 1 Teaspoon for base)
• Ginger-Garlic Paste – 2 Teaspoons
• Boiled Eggs – 4
• Oil (1 Tablespoon for the base + more for deep frying + 1 Tablespoon for Tadka)
• Green Chilli – 1
• Hing – 1 Pinch
• Onion, Julienne – 1
• Garlic, chopped – 1 Teaspoon
• Ginger, chopped – 1 Teaspoon
• Tomatoes, chopped – 2
• Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1 Teaspoon
• Half Lemon Juice
• Kashmiri Chilli, chopped – 1
• Methi Seeds – ¼ Teaspoon
• Zeera – 1 Teaspoon
• Mustard Seeds – 1 Teaspoon
• Curry Leaves – (4-5)
• Coriander Leaves
Combine all ingredients to make the spice paste, mix well and coat the boiled eggs in this paste. Deep fry the coated eggs in oil and slice them in half.
It’s time to make the base by heating oil in a pan. Add Cumin, Green Chilli, Hing, Onions, Ginger, and Garlic. Fry Onions in this pan until they turn yellowish brown.
Next add turmeric, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Red Chilli, and Salt. Sauté this paste. Tomatoes go next and this paste should be cooked until you no longer see oil on the sides of the pan. Add some water to deglaze the pan.
Next, take your deep-fried eggs and nicely coat each one in the masala.
It’s time to make the “tadka” for which you will need to take some oil in a small pan.
When the oil heats up, add Kashmiri Chilli, Methi Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Mustard Seeds, and Curry leaves. Wait for everything to nicely crackle together. Pour this “tadka” over the eggs and your egg masala is ready.
3. Boiled Egg Salad:
A Boiled Egg Salad should be the perfect combination of spicy and creamy in a way that it leaves everyone craving for more. To make a boiled egg salad, you will need:
• Hard-Boiled Eggs – 8
• Mayonnaise – 1/3 Cup
• Whole Grain Mustard – 2 Teaspoons
• Fresh Lemon Juice – 1 Teaspoon
• Minced Celery – ½ Stalk (1/3 Cup)
• Finely Chopped Chives – 2 Tablespoons
• Baguette – 1
Begin by chopping the hard-boiled eggs and lightly mashing them to obtain a slightly powdered yolk. To this mashed egg, add Mayonnaise, Mustard, Lemon Juice, Celery, and Chives.
Mix everything together until all the ingredients look properly blended with each other. Take the Baguettes and cut them open in half to spread the egg salad on each slice. Sprinkle Paprika and place lettuce leaves. You can now enjoy your Egg Salad Sandwich.
4. Classic Deviled Eggs:
Deviled Eggs are a unique way to use hard boiled eggs and are an easy-to-make, fun recipe as snack or accompaniment. To make deviled eggs, you will need:
• Hard Boiled Eggs – 6
• Cheddar – 1/3 Cup
• Mayonnaise – ¼ Cup
• Sour Cream – ¼ Cup
• Green Onions, Minced – 3 Tablespoons
Once you have your eggs nicely boiled, cut each one in half and take out the yolks. Now take a small fork and lightly mash the yolk, just enough to disintegrate them. To the mashed yolk, and the Mayo, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, and the Green Onions.
Mix thoroughly. Scoop out a Tablespoon of this mixture and fill it in the Egg Halves one after the other. Do this for all halves, cover them and place in the refrigerator.
If applying the egg yolk mixture to fill up the egg white halves seems messy, fill it up in a piping bag so that it will be easier to nicely fill up the halves without causing too much mess to your hands and to your pristine kitchen counter. You can also refrigerate the egg halves and the yolk mixture separately and fill them only during serving.
5. English-Muffin Egg Pizza:
An English Muffin Egg Pizza is the best way to utilize ingredients for an easy, fast, visually attractive, and delicious meal/snack. They make good open sandwiches.
To make English-Muffin Egg Pizzas, gather the following ingredients:
• English Muffins – 4
• Olive Oil
• Tomato Slices
• Hard Boiled Eggs – 2
• Mozzarella – Grated
• Kosher Salt
To begin, take 8 slices of English-Muffin Halves and toast them. Place the toasted muffin-halves on a cookie sheet. Pour Olive Oil on each of the halves and place tomato slices on each of them.
Next, place half an egg slice on each of the Muffin Halves. Sprinkle grated mozzarella on each, followed by Oregano and Kosher Salt. Broil the English-Muffin Egg Pizzas for 5 minutes and enjoy!
6. Scotch Eggs:
Scotch Eggs are sure to leave your guests craving for more and the good news is that they’re very easy to make despite their fancy name.
Eggs are a good party snack, generally served in English pubs. There’s no single rule on how and when you should serve Scotch Eggs and they’re truly a unique take on plain hard-boiled eggs.
To make Scotch Eggs, you will need:
• Hard-Boiled Eggs – 4
• Lean Ground Beef or Pork – 1 lb
• Minced Garlic Cloves – 2
• Cayenne Pepper Sauce – 1 Tablespoon + 2 Teaspoons (for sauce)
• Worcestershire Sauce – 1 Teaspoon
• Salt – 1 Teaspoon
• Ground Black Pepper – ½ Teaspoon
• Flour – 3 Tablespoons
• Beaten Egg – 1
• Japanese Breadcrumbs – 1 Cup
• Olive Oil – 3 Tablespoons
• Mayo – 2 Tablespoons
• Sour Cream – 1 Tablespoon
• Dijon Mustard – 1 Tablespoon
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Take a bowl and add the beaten egg to it. Take another bowl and add Flour and the Japanese Breadcrumbs. Now take a third bowl and add Ground Beef, garlic, Cayenne Pepper Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, and Pepper.
Mix thoroughly using your hands. Now divide this into 4 equal parts. Flatten these parts and place a hardboiled egg on each. Engulf the egg with the meat using your fingers. Seal the edges using your fingers and roll them to give a nice shape.
Now roll each meat and egg wrap in flour then dip them in the beaten egg. Again, roll them in the Breadcrumbs.
Heat Olive Oil in a pan and fry the rolls on medium flame.
Once they’re nicely fried, transfer them to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake for about 20 minutes.
Prepare a sauce by combining Mayo, Sour Cream, Mustard, and Cayenne Pepper Sauce and whisking them together.
7. Egg Casserole:
A Casserole made of Hard-Boiled Eggs is the best way to utilize leftover eggs and ingredients. Ready in under 30 minutes, let’s see how to make this delicious boiled egg dish:
• Hard-Boiled Eggs – 10
• Diced Celery – 1 ½ Cups
• Mayonnaise – 2/3 Cup
• Walnuts – ½ Cup
• Green Pepper, Chopped – 2 Tablespoons
• Onion, Finely Chopped – 1 Teaspoon
• Salt – ½ Teaspoon
• Pepper – ¼ Teaspoon
• Cheddar, Shredded – 1 Cup
• Potato Chips, Crushed – ½ Cup
Take a bowl and Eggs, Celery, Mayonnaise, Nuts, Green Pepper, Onion, Salt, and Pepper, and mix them together. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish.
Sprinkle Cheese and Potato Chips, place the bowl in the oven and bake for 25 minutes at 375°. Your Egg Casserole is ready to be devoured.
8. Eggs stuffed with Caviar:
This Russian style recipe is for all those times you’re feeling truly creative with your hard-boiled eggs.
• Hard Boiled Eggs – 6
• Sour Cream – ¼ Cup
• Fresh Chives, Snipped – 3 Tablespoons
• Fresh Lemon Juice – 2 Teaspoons
• Pinch of Salt
• Salmon Caviar – 4 Ounces
• Lettuce Leaves
• Parsley Sprigs – Small
Separate the yolks from the hard-boiled eggs. Mash the yolks gently with a fork. To the mashed yolks, add sour cream, chives, and lemon juice, along with salt and mix everything together.
Take a spoon and fill egg white halves with this mixture. You could also use a pipe to make filling less messy and more elegant.
Top the filled egg whites with caviar. Refrigerate the filled egg whites for an hour. Once they’re out of the refrigerator, place them on lettuce leaves and garnish using a sprig of parsley each.
9. Horseradish Deviled Eggs:
Horseradish Deviled Eggs are visually more appealing than ordinary deviled eggs and have horseradish and vinegar that make this recipe stand out from others.
Without wasting time, let’s get right down to making the Horseradish Deviled Eggs:
• Hard Boiled Eggs – 12
• Mayonnaise – 1/3 Cup
• Cooked Horseradish – 2 Tablespoons
• Kosher Salt
• Fresh Breadcrumbs – ¼ Cup
First, preheat your broiler. Then take a bowl and mash egg yolks gently while adding Mayonnaise, Horseradish, Vinegar, and Mustard to it.
Mix well until it becomes smooth. Sprinkle salt to this. Scoop out a little of this mixture and apply on egg whites. A pipe can also be used to do this. Sprinkle some breadcrumbs over these egg whites.
Take your eggs and place them on a broiler-proof baking sheet. Broil them while being careful that they do not get burnt. Broil for 3 minutes until the breadcrumbs are toasted.
10. Frisee Salad:
Here’s a healthy salad for you that will ensure you don’t go hungry. The Frisee Salad with Boiled Eggs combines the bitter taste of the leaves with some shallot-mustard vinaigrette and eggs to make a tasty salad all will love.
• Shallot, Minced -1
• Red-Wine Vinegar – 2 Tablespoons
• Dijon Mustard – 2 Teaspoons
• Coarse Salt
• Freshly Ground Pepper
• Vegetable Oil (1/4 Cup and 2 Tablespoons)
• Trimmed Frisee (2 heads/8 cups)
• Tarragon Leaves (3 Tablespoons)
• Red Endive – 1 Head
• Eggs – 3
We will begin by making the Vinaigrette. Add Shallot, Vinegar, and Mustard to a bowl and whisk them together. Add Oil, Salt, and Pepper next, and whisk again. For the salad, combine Frisee, Endive, and Tarragon to a bowl and toss them together.
Drizzle some Vinaigrette and toss again. Transfer the salad to a plate and place eggs on top. Season the Frisee Salad with Pepper and you’re ready to go.