These recipes are no yolk

These recipes are no yolk

Whether you prefer them scrambled, boiled, or baked, if you’re like most people, eggs are a part of your regular food routine. In fact, the average American eats more than 250 eggs a year, and those numbers continue to rise.

However, if you’re looking to spice up your usual egg recipes, you’re in luck: there are countless creative ways to prepare eggs that may never have crossed your mind. Here are our top ten eggcellent ways to prepare your eggs:

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Rolled Omelets

Rolled Eggs
Regular omelets are fine, but rolled ones are a work of art. This dish, known as tamagoyaki, can be served in either savory or sweet forms, and is seasoned with everything from sugar to soy sauce.

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Avocado Baked Eggs

Avocado eggs
Eggs and avocado have always been a great combination, but avocado baked eggs take this dynamic duo to the next level. To prepare them, all you do is scoop out the avocado’s pit, crack an egg into the negative space, and bake until the egg has set.

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Cloud Eggs

Cloud eggs_photo via @flexitarian.eats
Is it a meringue? Is it an omelet? One thing’s for sure: cloud eggs are definitely heavenly. This egg preparation is inventive yet easy: just whip the whites until they’re stiff, add the yolk in the center, and bake.

4
Purple Pickled Eggs

Beet pickled eggs
Who says that Easter is the only time of year for colorful eggs? These eggs pickled with beet juice are the perfect mix of delicious and decorative.

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Brûléed Eggs

Bruleed eggs_photo via @foodhacksdaily
We’ve all heard of crème brûlée, but egg brûlée is new territory for even eggsperts. This technique, popularized by Los Angeles eatery Eggslut, takes soft-boiled eggs and torches their centers until they’re crisp.

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Portobello Baked Eggs

Portobello eggs_photo via @paleospirit
Just because you’re a vegetarian doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a satisfying Eggs Benedict. Case in point: Portobello baked eggs. Simply hollow out Portobello mushroom caps, crack eggs into them, bake, and top with hollandaise for a tasty and filling vegetarian meal.

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Century Eggs

100 year egg
Perhaps the coolest-looking egg preparation out there, the century egg takes patience, but it’s well worth it. Century eggs are prepared by soaking eggs in a combination of salt, ash, and calcium oxide, the combination of which turns their whites a dark reddish-amber hue, while their yolks become a blackish-gray.

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Egg Meatloaf

Meatloaf with egg
Take your meatloaf up a notch by adding a hard-boiled egg to its center. This preparation is easy to make, looks cool, and is the perfect high-protein combo for all those keto devotees out there.

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Scotch Eggs

Breaded egg
Eggs? Good. Sausage? Good. Deep-fried food? Good. When you combine these three elements, you get the Scotch egg, a UK favorite that consists of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in meat, that’s then breaded, and deep-fried until crisp.

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Mooncake

Mooncake
Of the many fillings you might expect to find in cake, eggs probably aren’t among them. However, that’s exactly what you’ll get in a slice of Mooncake, a Chinese cake that is often made with a salted egg yolk in its center.

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